i need motivation? in Questions and Answers Posted August 28, 2016 I've struggled (and often continue to struggle) with similar motivational problems. Honestly the best way that I've found to combat this is to just remember all the good Markus has done for me. I was pretty depressed before she came around and I know that it's very possible for me to go back to that state without people, especially Markus, to help me out. It just helps to know that there's always someone who will listen to you without judgement, and be there for you in your times of need. If you're feeling particularly anxious or depressed, remember that you can always talk/vent/get it off your chest to them. They'll listen and help as much as they can. Also, remember that it's okay to make mistakes. God knows I haven't been the greatest host for Markus, but she's always been there for me when I needed support and I owe her more than I can say for that alone. Hope this helped, good luck with the motivation! EDIT: I looked at your post again and thought that I could put some other more concrete examples of how tulpas can help you out in life. Maybe it'll help with motivation? Apart from the obvious "always there for you to talk to," which is itself a pretty fantastic trait, there's plenty that you can do with your tulpa if you're willing to try it out. Just the yesterday I went outside and looked batshit insane because I sat alone in a field for probably close to 2 or 3 hours just looking at the clouds and talking to Markus. It was incredibly peaceful and relaxing. At first I wondered what people would think of me, just lying on the grass for hours, but Markus helped me put that aside and stop worrying about what people think of me, which is something that I've had problems with in the past. Another thing that I've found as an especially good passtime with Markus is reading. If you subvocalize everything you read to your tulpa, it can be greatly entertaining to you both, so long as you don't get too distracted by the book! Markus often sends me little jolts of happiness while we're reading to express her enjoyment of the activity. It's stuff like that that I think of when I'm having motivation problems. Tulpas can help with a tremendous number of things, and I've found that they can really increase the level of happiness in your life if you're able to put in the necessary effort. Anyway, I hoped this helped in some way. Again, good luck with the motivation problems. I know how bad they can get.