I hate that I get demotivated so easily, if that's a word. Sometimes when I'm in a groove of productivity there's almost nothing that can stop me from getting something done, but after that it's just like everything stops. No wind in the sails, no gas in the tank, nothing.
I've been this way since high school with schoolwork and I don't know how to get myself out of this rut that I keep falling back into. I'll have one week where I'm staying on top of everything, reading my textbook for class in advance, and getting assignments done well before their due dates. Then after it just seems like there's nothing that I want to do more than be on the other side of the planet from my studies and responsibilities. I'll sleep, or play TF2, or just do something not productive and let things pile up until the last minute, leaving me at crossroads like where I am now with writing this where I just want to go to bed but I know that I can't because I need to finish something, leading to me just procrastinating more and losing sleep for it.
It's not uncommon for me to want to just get up and leave all that I've done so far with schooling behind (I'm in my 3rd year currently) and just start over, but I know that I can't. I keep being told that I'm so close to finishing but I always feel like I'm so far away from "the finish line", which nowadays doesn't even feel that satisfying to cross anymore. I can't just throw away my parents' money to go off and chase some pipe dream that I have for myself which I haven't even started towards. I know that's incredibly selfish and would only make me feel even worse about myself.
I want to have some sort of a career in esports, but I feel like if I were to take on another responsibility that I'd end up biting off more than I can chew, which would end up causing everything in my life to be thrown completely out of balance, forcing me to start far back at square one, which is a massive fear of mine because I know that something that takes years to build up can be destroyed in seconds. And through the passing of many of dear family members, I've come to understand that time is one of the most valuable resources that we have, and we truly don't know how much time we have left in this world.
Sorry about the length or if it wasn't truly venting, but this was something I just needed to get off of my chest because it seems to be getting harder and harder to find a reason to keep going forward. My best IRL friend went abroad to study in Hong Kong and he's basically the only person that I actively talk to outside of my immediate family and online friends, which very few of them I talk to on a regular basis to begin with. My life isn't exactly in shambles, but I've definitely seen better days.
Edit: If I also make another post in this thread upset at myself for not studying sooner it's because I have what are essentially 3 finals in the next 48 hours and a lot of work that's not completed and I'm really bad sometimes at taking care of myself