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Stress And Lack Of Motivation

Friday, October 04, 2013

I feel like I have lost all of my motivation to lose weight and eat healthy. I know what caused it but not sure how to fix it.

One of my main stressers is college. I’m going to school for an associate’s degree in Health Information Management and have decided that it’s not exactly what I want to get a career in. Instead of just switching to another degree, I am going to finish the certificate that goes with it that is Medical Billing and Coding, so at least I have something to show for the work I did put into it. I really want to go for a degree in Psychology, but after I talked to my adviser yesterday, she informed me that I would have to keep going until I earned a Master’s degree in psychology for it to even be worthwhile. I honestly know I could do it, but it’s the cost of all those years of college. So this has taken a toll on me.

Another stresser that is killing my motivation is I hit a plateau with my weight loss. I guess its cause I started hanging out with a few of my friends more often and eating out, but I have a major issue with working out by myself, especially in public, so it’s a lose lose situation for me. I honestly need a workout buddy or someone that will keep me in check and I don’t have anyone like that.
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    You're lucky that your adviser was straight with you. I graduated German and French and my boss of four years (and professor in several classes) told me on my graduation day that I'd have a hard time finding something without a business or international relations degree. THANK YOU for not telling me that when I started working for you in my first week of college.

    I hit a plateau in college too, and it was difficult. I found myself taking the longer way to class or trying to squeeze in a few extra flights of stairs whenever I could. It helped a lot!
    1691 days ago
    Yes, yes it's true. I did my undergrad in Psychology. I originally planned to go to grad school after but ended up not for a variety of reasons. With a BA in Psychology you can do HR, or if you are really lucky a Psychology Assistant job somewhere.

    Maybe you can spend some time soul searching to figure out what kind of career you'd like and what it is about Psychology that you are interested in, then find a certificate or diploma that could get you into that field. Those seem to be much better for actually getting jobs. If you want to work with Mental Health patients you could do a Mental Health Aide certificate. Or you could volunteer with an organization to see what the work is like and what the qualifications are for the jobs you're most interested in...
    1691 days ago
    You are so lucky you had an adviser that leveled with you. I graduated after 4 tough years (it took me eight) with a degree in Psychology only to find that it was worthless without a masters. My husband was luckier. He got a degree in Social Work and was able to get a job right away in his field.
    My workout buddy is my dog. Maybe you could volunteer to walk dogs for the humane society?
    Good luck. It will all work out as it should and you need to do the things you can control and trust to the rest..
    1692 days ago
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