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    I'd been suffering from depression and psychosis for 5 years but haven't felt depressed for nearly 2 years now and haven't experienced psychotic symptoms for about 5 months.

    However, despite this drastic improvement in my mental health I still find it ridiculously hard to find the motivation to do things. A few examples: I bought a new guitar and have played it a total of about 5 times since September. I've bought so many video games (thinking maybe I'd get hooked on at least one) but again they all go unplayed. I generally go to bed about 10 or 11pm and don't get up until 1 or 2pm just because it's so difficult to motivate myself to get out of bed.

    When I was depressed and experiencing psychotic symptoms I also found it very difficult to find motivation to do anything. Does anyone know if it's common/normal for this difficulty to persist into recovery? Or does anyone know any strategies I can implement to improve my motivation?

    Hallo, I'm a lot like this, in that while I still have regular episodes of mood disturbance and/or psychosis I also really struggle with motivation. I find that having a routine or a schedule really helps. For example now I am back at uni I have deadlines to meet and classes to go to and although I don't always meet the deadlines or get to class I feel a lot more motivated anyway.

    When I'm outside of education on holidays or leave of absences I try to make a schedule and keep to it that tends to help. So getting up at the same time each day and planning your day. I find if I go through it with my care co-ordinator it helps too.

    I hope this helps, any other questions I'll try my best to answer x
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