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Is anyone else feeling unmotivated and sad? I’ve been doing great up until today, where I’m feeling a bit anxious and hopeless. All I want to do is lay in bed...

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You’re not alone in that boat. We’re exposed to crazy statistics/news (valid or not), constantly thinking about hygiene, standing 6 feet away from people, fear of catching COVID-19 from others, and to top it off - social distancing (isolation, really). Then you have your job you have to think about. What can I do to stay billable, what do I need to think about to make sure I’m not in a bad position with the company, how’s the company doing, etc. This isn’t easy, we are all dealing with a lot. I don’t blame you for wanting to lay in bed. My advice is focus on your mental and physical health as your #1 priority. Listen to podcasts, meditation apps, journal, etc. We’re in this together, and will get out of it together friend!

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Thank you so much, this was really helpful for me to read. I think I felt like it was crazy to feel this way, but when you mention everything we’re dealing with I guess it makes sense. I’m going to try some meditation apps and try to read for enjoyment. Thanks again 😊

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It’s okay to have bad days!! I’ve been very at peace since this all started, but last Friday I couldn’t get out of bed. I’m usually very upbeat, energized, and calm about stuff but I felt beyond unmotivated and frankly defeated. Take your day and feel how you feel. I don’t think you need to fight every day. There’s so much going on. Reading “You Are Here” by Thich Nhat Hanh has really helped me stay present and weather through the emotional/ psychological/ spiritually storms. Each day is a new day my friend! Sending positive and restful energy your way.

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Do you remember the movie bridesmaids were Melissa McCarthy slaps the main character and says “fight for your shitty life”? Fight guys. No matter what. Get up, be productive, count your blessings. Your attitude is all you have control over right now

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I like that D1 😂 I need someone to slap a change of perspective into me today. Weird thing is I’ve been very positive about this for weeks, something just came over me today...

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Same. Reminding myself I'm grateful to be employed and healthy, as far as I know.

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This is a great reminder 🙏🏼

I'm perfectly healthy, but absolutely unmotivated. It sucks. I do my job not for the money, but the social interaction and ability to work together with others fun, smart and ambitious people who challenge each other daily. I'm sure it's possible to find that virtually, but I haven't been able to recreate that online. So instead. I take it out on you guys 😂

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A1, completely on the same page as you for how you’re feeling. Best part of the job for me was working in person with people and meeting clients and such. Personal passion is aviation, intl travel, and food which went quite well with this, and now unable to do anything which made me happy before. Currently trying to find happiness in other things but it’s been rough so far and haven’t found it yet. Feel free to message me if you want tips on what I’ve been doing, that said, I haven’t found a magic cure yet haha.

Life is not just work... take this opportunity to connect with friends and family! These are the people who are always going to be there for you. Be blessed to be healthy, I just lost my aunt to covid 19 and that sucks

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I have been like this. I am going on a walk to maybe pick up some food from a restaurant. Exercise helps. Also this is a great time to apply for other jobs if you feel you can get traction.

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That’s smart! I hope those things make you feel better. Maybe ordering from a favorite restaurant will help. I have been exercising but it’s been storming the last few days so I’ve been unable to get outside. Mat workouts are ok but I really cherished my time outside!

Going on week 4 of this myself.

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Sorry to hear that :( hopefully we can shake this feeling soon.

I just got rolled off my project so I'm feeling extra down 😞

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I think it’s also important to remember that we will all have good days and bad days. We’re going through hard and unprecedented times! It’s understandable to feel a little down or anxious. Just remember that tomorrow is a new day. Get some good sleep, wake up in the morning with a new perspective. Remember to treat your mind and body right. Be patient with and understanding of your thoughts/emotions. Make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough exercise. We’ll all get through this OP!!

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Best of luck to you during this time, too

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I’m in the same boat. Sometimes rest helps ease the mind but if you lack motivation to the point where you’re constantly in bed, not talking to friends etc, then I would suggest counseling & also treating yourself to something that brings you immense joy. 💞💕

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SC2 I hope you get through this soon! ♥️ Thank you for the advice. I don’t believe I’m at that point, or depressed, but just having trouble adjusting to this new (hopefully temporary) reality. I will do something that bring me joy, though!

I'm feeling the exact same!!

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Sorry to hear it, but thankful I’m not alone! We’ll get through it 🙏🏼🤞🏼

It’s a difficult time — need to stay strong and positive — let’s rise to the challenge!!

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