I just have trouble with not caring. I'd LIKE to be in better shape, and I'd LIKE to make good grades, but at the end of the day, I just spend all my time escaping through video games or books or whatever I can find to distract me. I only accomplish things at the very last possible minute, sometimes not accomplishing them at all; when I do accomplish them, I do the bare minimum of what's required.
I've always wanted to do things, like write a book, create a video game, get the job I want, make a website, make songs, learn an instrument, etc, but I end up always just doing whatever is most entertaining immediately. I really want to get out of the slump; I'm constantly depressed by how empty my life is and how I totally waste my talents that everyone else would love to have.
How do I get started? How do I keep motivation? Every time I get a little uncomfortable I feel the need to stop what I'm doing and play a video game or watch a movie to recover. It's not hard to convince myself that spending even a small amount of time each day towards accomplishing my goals would be tremendously beneficial, I just can't muster up the self control to do it. It's almost like I start panicking the second I think of doing something I don't immediately want to do.
Have any of you struggled with this? What do I do?
Thanks in advance for any help.