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Does anyone think MD drains away our intrinsic motivation?  I usually not very interested in anything outgoing.  What makes me do anything constructive is usually extrinsic motivation.  I.E.  knowing i will face consequences for not getting a job done instead of desiring to get the job done because i enjoy doing it.

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Comment by Robin on March 26, 2013 at 5:28am

LordXephere, that sounds a lot like depression to me. Don't be so hard on yourself about it. Depression sucks

I bet there's a link between depression and MD, because even though I've been trying to stop MDing for months, whenever I get really depressed it triggers my MD. 

Comment by LordXephere on March 25, 2013 at 4:43pm

I have the same problem. I feel like I have absolutely no interest in doing anything other than listening to music and daydreaming. In my case I know that MD has something to do with it, but I'm also sure that I have depression as well. I can do chores and things around the house but that's because I know my mom will be upset with me if I don't. However, I feel like I've wasted the spare time that could have been used to start on creative projects (my music, writing, etc.) just literally doing nothing.

Sometimes I can't even motivate myself to do fun things because I know I'll to make an effort to sustain my focus and it's too much to think about, so instead I'll just vedge out. This is a terrible habit that has cost me much of my teen years and early twenties (I'm 24), and I'm trying to get out of it. I can't waste any more time like this.

Comment by Rick on March 25, 2013 at 3:18pm

Not really, my daydreams are too utopian.

Comment by Robin on March 25, 2013 at 3:09pm

I feel like that a lot.. I think it can be caused by depression, but I bet MD also has something to do with it. I wish there was more useful info about it. Is there anything you're really interested in your daydreams that you could move to real life? (I really like martial arts, so I started doing one)

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