I’m in the worst physical shape of my life (my doctor just told me that I’m obese), I haven’t been on a date in five months, my friends have been steadily moving away or drifting away, I have a new job that is challenging and I need to be sharper.
Despite all this, I can’t find the motivation to exercise, eat right, read books, go out and socialize, learn a new skill or hobby. Instead of these things that I acknowledge that I should be spending my time on, I spend all of my free time playing video games, watching netflix or movies, and really just wasting time until I go to sleep. It’s so frustrating that I know I should be doing these things, but shut myself down and fall into a lethargic daze, becoming numb to the world and ignoring my problems.
What can I do to motivate myself to take control of my life and start doing things that are important and will improve my health and mental well being?