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Old 08-26-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any recommendations on how I can find the motivation that I need to do important things?

For example, right now I canít get motivated to go to the bank which I have to do today because my phone bill is due today.

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Take the task and break it down into easier steps. Such as:
Step One: Get Dressed.
Step Two: Get keys.
Step Three: Drive to Bank.
Step Four: Do Banking Activity.
Step Five: Pay phone bill.

Etc. It builds up confidence by being able to do little things and checking it off your list you become confident that you can handle the big thing (going to the bank and paying your bill). Hope that helps. HUGS Kit
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Take it minute-by-minute.

For me, envisioning life in the long term can be paralyzing both physically and mentally. Maybe try rewarding yourself after youíve completed your task? I totally understand the anxiety youíre feeling, but as hard as it can be try to see yourself through it.
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Both of those are great ideas. I am going to start doing those things because when I think of the big picture, I get terrible anxiety and then nothing gets accomplished.

Iíve thought about checking to see if there is a phone app with a To Do list and try to stay on track.
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SlumberKitty....I love your suggestion. I have been struggling with this and it has been the topic of my last two sessions. I will definitely be trying it this week.
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I would think of the repercussions or hassle from not paying my phone bill. This would get my butt in gear.
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SlumberKitty....I love your suggestion. I have been struggling with this and it has been the topic of my last two sessions. I will definitely be trying it this week.
I hope it helps you. I do it everyday. It really helps me. HUGS Kit
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Take the task and break it down into easier steps. Such as:
Step One: Get Dressed.
Step Two: Get keys.
Step Three: Drive to Bank.
Step Four: Do Banking Activity.
Step Five: Pay phone bill.

Etc. It builds up confidence by being able to do little things and checking it off your list you become confident that you can handle the big thing (going to the bank and paying your bill). Hope that helps. HUGS Kit
Thanks for the good idea and it is difficult when a person is depressed to get going and get things done. On weekends I make lists and it helps to schedule grocery pick up since forces me to get out and arrive at the store at a set time.
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