“Lack of motivation” is a generally misunderstood symptom of depression. It does not mean that I sit around thinking, “Oh, I’m so depressed; why bother to do shit I don’t want to do anyway.” It means not that I lack discipline, but that there is a mental disconnect between my conscious mind, which says I want or need to do X, and the part of my brain which actually initiates activity. It prevents me from doing things I would very much like to do, as well as things I need to do, rather than indicating simply a lack of interest in doing things which are not immediately rewarding.
If you want or need to go somewhere, whether somewhere you’re eagerly looking forward to going, or somewhere routine, or to the dentist for a root canal which you may be much averse to but have nevertheless decided will leave you better off in the long run, and you get in your car, turn the key in the ignition repeatedly, yet the engine sputters but does not engage, this is not an indication that you don’t really want to go anywhere. It’s an indication that something is wrong with the equipment you need to transport you there.
I am fully capable of sitting for hours, thinking periodically, “I need to pee,” then, “I really need to pee,” and eventually, “Damn, I need to pee,” before being able to jump start the part of my brain which engages with the task of getting up and walking the ten feet to the bathroom, and initiates the movement which allows me to do that.
The more complex the task, the harder it can be, because a more complex sequence of actions must be, in some sense, imagined and targeted before the actions necessary to bring them about can be initiated. Most people are unaware that this process
Tumbling this at the request of my dear friend Dustin. Suppose I should turn it into a PSA. So, ahem. /clears throat
ATTENTION LADIES OF TUMBLR. THIS IS DUSTIN, ALSO KNOWN AS thewannabetimelord, AND HE IS A NEWLY-MINTED DIRTY HIPSTER. HE TAKES FASHION ADVICE FROM ARTHUR DARVILL, ALSO KNOWN AS RORY FUCKING WILLIAMS FROM DOCTOR WHO, SO.
ALSO HE IS SINGLE.
FOLLOW HIM FOR SOME DELICIOUS HIPSTER SWAG. YOU KNOW YOU WANT SOME.
DULY FOLLOWING. AND SINGLE EHHH.
My friend and I happened to see him in Leicester Square. I look like I was told Christmas was coming early.
ARTHUE WHAT IS THAT MOUSTACHE. YOU LOOK LIKE A 70S PORN STAR AND/OR A USED CAR SALESMAN. Nice cardigan though.
I hope she becomes an octopus.
90 percent of tumblr users won’t reblog
reblog if you want little Emerald here to live out her life long dream of becoming an octopus
reblog if you care^
But dude, Octopus college is EXPENSIVE!
all the octopuses will pick on her though….she’s blonde.
Octopus > photographer
Please reblog. She needs the support cuz octopuss surgery isn’t cheap y’know
I didn’t get into octopus college. Looks like I’m stuck at the community fish school.
I don’t want this to sound mean, but she needs to learn at an early age that dream don’t come true. Not every little girl goes up to be an octopus. She’ll probably be a jellyfish at best, but the chances are that she’ll just be another fish in the sea and she will never become the majestic octopus she dreams of.
^SHUT UP. YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS GIRL IS GOING THROUGH. LOOK AT HER WAVING HER STUBBLY ARM ABOUT - YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH SHE WANTS TO HAVE TENTACLES OKAY. HER SMILE IS MASKING A WORLD OF OCEANLESS PAIN. SHE LONGS TO RELEASE HER TRUE SOUL AND BE WHO SHE FEELS SHE IS ON THE INSIDE - THERE IS AN OCTOPUS IN THERE JUST YEARNING TO BREAK FREE.
YOU GO EMERALD YOU REACH FOR THE GODDAMN STARFISH
hipster-rawry said: I would love to meet you and go to that Indian place! Don't know when you are available between 27 august- 4 september, I still need to do my itinerary (wanna go to cardiff at least to see the Ianto's shrine xD).
Haha, well I am moving to Yorkshire so I don’t know anymore :S