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anyone ever in the period of no motivation??

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by PharmDee, May 28, 2008.

  1. PharmDee


    Mar 6, 2008
    hey everyone..
    has any of you ever lost motivation or had period of depression??
    i'm in that stage right now... i wanna have a strong desire to actually work hard for pharmacy school admission, well.. i used to .. and i'm losing it right now. how do you guys overcome this??
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  3. shunsistoesis

    shunsistoesis 5+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2008
    just give it's no surprise that emotions are strongest when things have happened just recently..but they dampen out over time and you simply won't feel as bad anymore. i know this doesn't help much but..distract yourself with a trip or something :)
  4. collegegirl247

    collegegirl247 Accepted Pharmacy Student 5+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    it will come back to you...I had a lot of ups and downs before I got accepted...just keep on keepin' on
  5. Jahrizzone

    Jahrizzone 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2008
    New York

    Just dont think about it that much and, "keep the course straight ahead me matey!" lol. ArRrrrRrrRrr. OkayYy that was weird. But seriously, just keep focused and dont give up. It will All Pay off in the END! If your studying more than you socialize, and being consistent, you should have no worries.
  6. tharper14

    tharper14 P1.5 2+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Yep... all the time! How do I overcome it? Keep my eye on the prize... just keep reminding myself why I'm doing it... that usually keeps me focused.
  7. Luol Deng Fan

    Luol Deng Fan 2+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Yeah same thing is happening to me. I just try to block out other distractions.
  8. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Yeah, my ongoing motivation and depression issues have been going on since for years now from admission cycles to the first year of pharmacy school. It sucks seeing classmates find the motivation to study and do well, have the control to change it, but don't change out of a lack of fire for reasons that seem unknown to me.

    Back then, I just had to trudge through. I took steps to make the best of a crappy situation due to procrastination. It was tough having to sacrifice an easy A in one course to pass another while applying for schools as the first priority. The main thing here for me was to understand that I can't expect to remedy the situation with perfect results like a normal situation.

    Social support can help you. At the very least, they can provide a competitive basis that gives you some urgency. It's vital not to let the successes of others to demoralize you, and this isn't easy. Just remember that you control your own fate either with good or bad results.
  9. PharmApp2008

    PharmApp2008 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Take the next 3 years off and go from one crappy job to the next. You will find your motivation.
  10. me0wmix

    me0wmix 2+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    I took some time off school to reevaluate my life. I know that in college you have times when you feel like you lost yourself or your path doesn't always seem quite right. Hang in there! Focus on why you chosen the road your on. :)
  11. eggroll

    eggroll Accepted Pharmacy Student 2+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Yes, I'm in that stage too. I have a stack of rejections and a couple of wait-lists. I'm studying for the GRE to apply for a master's. I'm hopeful one day, hopeless the next. I have multiple stages of emotions now. To overcome??? Send countless emails to those schools, go on sdn and read everyone's comments about their acceptances, lap-tops, and housing choices. And then calculate my chances of getting in when other ppl decline their offers. Stressful, but i keep going..
  12. ngynththo

    ngynththo accepted pharmacy student 7+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2006
    Don't feel bad as it happens to everybody. Don't focus much on your failure as it is normal also. Thinks positively about your future and your ability. Breaks your ultimate goals to many achievable steps then go get it. Don't rush.
    And, don't try to write any personal essay until you have your motivation back. :):)
  13. jmcfa002

    jmcfa002 UCSF SoP c/o 2014 2+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    Behind you
    I'm kinda there right now, for the second time. And I'm only a second year undergrad! My strategy is to focus to do well this quarter, as this quarter will strongly affect my gpa(whether it will or not, I tell myself that for motivation). I try to hangout with friends a little more to get my mind of it, and at the same time see if they can help motivate me...
  14. tootoo30

    tootoo30 Account Closed! 5+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2007
    Yep, happens to me all the time! My cure is to go out and do something I like, like the casino LOL I really need to just stay inside and be depressed instead of losing money I don't have :rolleyes:
  15. RxWildcat

    RxWildcat Julius Randle BEASTMODE! Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008


    May 23, 2008
    Don't focus too hard on your ultimate goal, it'll seem unreachable. Instead take small steps.

    Just say to yourself that some progress is better than none at all.
  17. dovebar

    dovebar Guest

    Jun 20, 2006
    i'm getting lazy...that's what i call it. i notice when i'm not motivated in school...aka not doing as good as i think i should, it's usually other things in my life. usually it's my personal life slacking or lagging behind. i only figured this out about a year ago and since then, my motivation has been good. spend time with friends and family...they are more important than school or your career....then the you WILL do better in school.:)
  18. Scrubs Fan

    Scrubs Fan Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    Chino Hills, CA
    Yes oh God yes!
    i applied 3 times and in that time, i definitely hit that wall. For me, I kept reminding myself of the end result. Once I would graduate, I would marry my chinese supermodel and live in my condo in Malibu overlooking the beach, and drive my 350z

    now, i probably can't afford all that stuff on a pharmacists salary, but whatever keeps you motivated. Also, if i did marry that chinese supermodel, I just might be able to get that condo.

    oh, and also, my big day dream was that i would invite my closest friends to a dinner party (in that same condo) and just thank them for helping me get that far, cuz their support got me through the hard times.

    with that said, my advice. just remember why you're doing it. and don't let anything stop you from making that goal. and also, give yourself a break once in a while. fatigue can add to that depression, ALSO, get some exercise, the endorphin rush will help w/ that too. give you more energy.

    hope that helps, and if you know any chinese supermodels, please direct them my way. :idea:
  19. CrazyFox

    CrazyFox Ex-Pre-Pharmie 2+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Yeah... that happens quite often.My advise keep the eye on the prise, but take it step by step, day by day. It will pass.... I hope that helps.
  20. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    That more or less describes my entire life. I have a PharmD....don't have a job...I should probably get one...yet I don't. Oh well. Being that there are no jobs within a 45 minute radius of where I live, I suppose I have an excuse at least.
  21. dovebar

    dovebar Guest

    Jun 20, 2006
    wow...are you depressed because you don't have a job, or because of your living conditions. that sucks that you're depressed after accomplishing so much. :(i don't think you would have trouble finding a job as a might have to move. that part of pharmacy also worries me, because i want to live in cali or nevada because of family. i guess i'll deal with it later. i have a long way to go.
  22. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    I wouldn't say I'm depressed, per se. I don't think I really get depressed. I just have no motivation. I don't even care that I'm unemployed. Plus, I can't move because the wife is in her last year of pharmacy school. In a year I'll move somewhere and all will be well.
  23. medicalCPA

    medicalCPA PhD to be Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    In lab
    I thought you already announced that you found yourself a job? :confused:
  24. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    Oh, I did....I just haven't accepted it yet. Mostly because I know nobody is going to take it as there are about 12 positions that have needed filled for the last 6 months that are yet to be filled. Plus I have to drive 2 hours both ways and I only have one car left as the other one exploded. I have to get a new car, licensed, and unlazy...THEN I can start. I sent in my RPh license application at least. That's a start.
  25. jyw003

    jyw003 just moving along.....PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, APP 10+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    San Francisco
    always look forward, think positive...don't let your mind dwell upon opporunity of feeling must keep your mind strong...and don't forget your body! do some exercise, that'll get you pumped and going again! if you need more motivation, talk to me ^___^
  26. jmcfa002

    jmcfa002 UCSF SoP c/o 2014 2+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    Behind you
    you could take the easy way out, hookers and blow
  27. pharmpilot

    pharmpilot P1! And surviving! 5+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2007
    Isn't that the worst part? Knowing you have the power to change it and yet still not doing so?

    I get overwhelmed by the big picture a lot of times. There just seems to be so much that needs done. When I do, I try to quit looking at the big picture and concentrate on what I need to do right now.

    Comes back to the question of how do you eat an elephant?
  28. rxliteguy

    rxliteguy Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    it's hard to keep your head up when you are 3rd time reapplicant such as me and so far waitlisted at all the schools I've interviewed at. Sometimes, I wonder to myself, should I go on? If people really have a chance to know me and know how hard working a student I am and how I strive to be my best, I could easily get into pharmacy school. I try to keep my head up and get pharmacy experience and volunteering. but afte years of rejections and waitlists, I wonder to myself if I am achieving anything at all.

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