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I only smoked pot once before college, but started smoking regularly to relieve pain my freshman year of college. After smoking nearly every day for over a year, I find that I am lacking in motivation and energy. As a psych and philosophy double major, this feeling of a lack of desire intrigued me and caused me to start examining the feeling more thoroughly.
After finding tons of information about the anti-motivational feeling being ascribed to smoking pot, which I had expected, I've decided to take a break from smoking, whether permanent or for a short time, in order to test if I can regain my motivation and desire.
Slowly it is coming back, but it is incredibly difficult to focus on one thing for too long, and almost physically painful when I try to feel desire or vast motivation to do something. Perhaps after a few months this will improve, but I can't say for sure.
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