Anyone deal with sudden/extreme lack of motivation and inability to focus? Seemingly happened overnight. Assumed it was burnout and/or boredom. Took time off (several months) and switched jobs. It’s gotten worse. My brain feels completely unable to function. Went to doc, extensive blood work, all normal. Psychiatrist, tried several antidepressants and adhd meds, no help. Eat healthy, work out, in therapy. Don’t know what to do from here but need help before I get fired and/or ruin my whole life

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Do you binge media and mindless scroll?

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Yes. I’ve cut down significantly since restarting work but could try going cold turkey on media and see if it helps at all.

I think it might be Covid related brain fog …had it and went away overtime with regular exercises and a healthy lifestyle

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Took me about a month or so..but some people reported months …honestly at this point most of us have had Covid already and its likely you just weren’t tested

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Have you tried travelling to a different country for a bit to gain perspective?

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Got it, thank you. I traveled some domestically during my time off and felt great on vacation, but also wasn’t trying to do anything except relax.

You need to find something that gets you going, a hobby, a cause or something at work or in your personal life to gain momentum. All the therapy and time off in the world can’t get you up in the morning and through the day if you are jaded and don’t have something that you care about

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Very true. In the winter I love skiing but it’s tough the rest of the time to find something that brings joy.

I’ve noticed this a lot with myself and employees. I think it may be a combo of Covid brain fog and media/social overload.

My teenage niece had a pool party the other day and every one of her friends were on their phone scrolling while hanging by the pool with all their friends. It was startling. The brain gets no time to recuperate

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If you are worried about getting fired, definitely go on LTD or med leave

I should look into this. Worried it’s too soon (only a couple months at new job).

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