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Old 06-13-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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If you are, why?
If not how are you motivating yourself?
In reading some posts it seems some people ARE just waiting to pass.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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No, but when I open certain threads, I feel that way.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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To the OP: In addition to the responses you receive here to your thread, there is additional reading on essentially the same topic in the Psychology Forum if you are interested:

What do you live for and what keeps you going
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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No. We always have something planned. A trip to look forward to. We can't afford to travel as much as we'd like, but can save a lot of money by planning pretty far in advance. For me, researching a trip is fun, too. We just got back from a two week road trip. We packed up the trailer and the dog and headed out. We had a wonderful time. Now, I'll start planning our next trip.
I think having something to look forward to is really helpful and important.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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No, but when I open certain threads, I feel that way.
OMG!!! Thank you for a very hearty laugh!
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:17 AM
 
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Pretty much. Not much going on now and totally unmotivated since life is so BORING now compared to what I used to do. Physical problems and an old visage restricts my options.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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No, but when I open certain threads, I feel that way.
I agree ;so many post constant morbid thought threads one has to wander about them; really.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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I'm worried that my older brother is in this situation. He is 61 and extremely obese. Was laid off in January and has decided to take "early retirement" with his limited funds. So is sitting home all day trying to spend as little money as possible. I keep urging him to try to lose weight now that he has more time to exercise and diet and is not commuting and working for 12 hours a day. But I live 1500 miles away and I have this sinking feeling when we talk on the phone that he is just watching TV and on the computer all day.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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As awful as it sounds, I'm sitting around waiting for my mother to die. I'm in the unfortunate position of being responsible for so many of her day to day needs that I won't be able to truly live my life in retirement (or even get a vacation) until that occurs.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:56 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I am home and, compared to many, I don't do much, but I enjoy every day for just that reason. I like not having to make a living or care for anyone but myself and the dog very much.

I was just thinking this morning how lucky I am.

I guess it has more to do with how you feel about what you are doing than what you are actually doing. I had a busy, interesting, and productive life. I am content to do nothing now except keep house when it suits me, read, piddle with old pictures or plants, play scrabble on the computer, find and contact people I haven't seen in years, etc. etc. . Most days, I don't accomplish anything.

I have some health issues that give me reason to believe that I won't live forever , but sometimes I think, when I've had a run of feeling good, that I may just be a hypochondriac, so I could live to be a very old lady.

Either way, I'm good.

In my working days, there never seemed to be enough time. Now, all the time from here to the end is mine.
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