My last post in 2019 was to tell my triumphant story of weening off of antidepressants. A couple months after, I faced a current of change.
I had fallen into a downward spiral.
Months into this scary downturn, I managed to pull myself away from a full-on relapse before it got out of control, using principles of behavioral science and neuroscience.
I have some good news and some bad news about motivation.
The bad news is that motivation isn’t a muse bestowed upon the worthy. The good news is that motivation is a skill. You can generate motivation, just like you can cultivate happiness and relationships. If that sounds like it takes work, well, it does. But the results are unquestionable.
You’re still unhappy, and your friends are sick of hearing you complain like a broken record.
Fortunately, there are ways to counteract our self-deceptive biases and ultimately make healthier decisions.