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.
The fairy tales we took for truth are still all around us – just in different forms.
So how do we overcome the constant pressure of feeling like failures in comparison to other people? How do we reclaim the magic in which we once believed and find our own happy ending?