So my psychiatrist says I have amotivational syndrome. I’m 29, jobless and live with my mom. I have a bachelors in philosophy and a masters in computer science. I realize that I hate computers after working a job in it for 8 months. They canned me because I was sneaking out to sleep in my car.
I’ve basically done nothing for a year and have leached off my parents. I don’t find anything to be interesting nor do I have any real passions. I mostly just get sick of stuff after a while. So I’m in a funk and want to get out of it. Does anyone else suffer from amotivational syndrome? Are there any ways to cure it? Any job suggestions for me?
I’m wondering how you were able to get a bachelor’s and master’s in computer science ,yet only now decided that a computer related field isn’t for you.
Anyway go to the gym as NickRocks said.
Exercise is good for health and psychological issues.
I would also get some sort of job even if it’s hospitality related. and pay your parents if you’re going to live there indefinitely.
Once you’re knee deep in other people’s shit,you will gain appreciation for a decent paying job.
Go out to the gym to get into shape and start hitting the bar/club so you can meet some girls. You’ll definitely feel better after getting laid. Also (and this is the most important part), before long you’ll have an ex girlfriend. Literally the only way I stay motivated is so I can shove my success into the faces of my ex girls, if it works for me it will work for you
Wake-up call dude: You don’t have time to waste on this earth. Maybe when you hit 30+, the realization will hit you, that you won’t be young forever. Life is too damn short, to not be devoting at LEAST 80% of your time towards your goals. That means it’s ok to be a lazyass for 1-2 days a week but, the other 5 days you should be Full-tilt boogey, working towards something BETTER.
It sounds to me like you may have goals in mind and what you REALLY want but, don’t believe in yourself to achieve them, and you’re just procrastinating and running away right now. Eventually you have to get the ball rolling sometime, however you can.
“You don’t have to be great to start but, you have to start to become great”.
First you have to think about what you REALLY want…