Motivation or Dissociation?


Isabella Ruiz

These two words have very different meanings from each other. Motivation means to have a desire, a will or reason to do something. Dissociation means to feel disconnected and separate from something. While these words don’t have much in common, they can be commonly used of in a state of mind for high school students. School is something that can put a lot of pressure on students, and they always have work to do. They have at least 5 or more classes with at least 5 assignments during the week, homework, and tests. Some may choose to be motivated to complete all their assignments and work while others may be dissociated.

No matter what age you are young or old you have challenges. Most challenges come during youth and help you become the person you want to be or are going to become. Students can’t really control what their state of mind is. You can try to be motivated but in reality, you are actually dissociated in life. When you have many assignments in all your classes and even more things outside of school it can be hard to be focused and have a motive for things.

If you are feeling dissociated here are some tips to help:

  1. Take a break from whatever tasks you have.
  2. Get the right amount of sleep you need.
  3. Try to talk to someone about what you’re feeling.\