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LF Help - Piecing My Life Together, Becoming a Man.
It's little surprise to me, or many in this generation of coddlement, that I am a 24 year old Manchild. I live with my parents at the moment. I have had medical issues for about 5 years now that have hindered my ability to function. As a result, I am still 2.5 years from graduating College. I found out rather swiftly that Private and Public Sector Engineering is not what I want to do / a shitty workplace, and am turning my Engineering degree towards a Teaching License to become a Tech Ed teacher.
To that end though, I'm still a Manchild. Willpower and Motivation are hard to come by. For those of you who have experienced this, what helped you get your shit together and start growing up again? I was a 4.0 High School Student who regularly did 12 hour days with extra curriculars, and had a stellar first two years of college. I'm looking for ways to help develop better habits (Sleeping, Eating, Hygiene) that I used to have, but no longer. Along these lines, I'm trying to develop skills to become a better "Renaissance" Man, both to get a better job while finishing college, and to live a more fulfilling life. I have a diverse level of interests, but I find my free time gets easily wasted by computer games and internet browsing. Lately I've taken a shine to doing some CAD work for fun (Designing Houses).
What helped you gentlemen develop better daily habits? I need to turn my life around in the worst way, and I don't want to wait until after I graduate and have more free time to do it. I lead a busy life between working 35 hours a week and going to school full time, and this upcoming summer I think would be a boon.
I often get into the mindset of calling myself lazy, but there is a fundamental difference that I often have trouble coping with. The poor use of free time is often an escape related to the medical issues, rather than laziness, but it snowballs rapidly.
How can I recapture Willpower and Motivation?
(Only honest and helpful advice please, if you're here just to say "Man the fuck up," move along, you have no clue what I'm discussing. I'm here to figure things out, and just telling me "do it," is no meaningful answer. Translation: SE++ is ---> that way.)