I was trying to get classes that I need for a potential future job today, yet I was so discouraged that I completely gave up on looking for a compatible schedule for this semester. My mother actually intervened and looked for one despite me saying no. She managed to find something for me. I'm noticing this more. I'm capable of doing something but choose not to even when I CLEARLY can do it. I'm reminded of basic psychology of learned helplessness. Shock an animal enough times and it won't even try to escape the cage even when it can CLEARLY escape. So how do I get myself away from learned helplessness?