I moved to Japan in February this year from Wales, UK. I live with my boyfriend who is Japanese. Hes great and we have no problems. Ive experienced a lot of prejudice, stares and complications of changing my culture and language and only recently feel comfortable and accepted. I suffered with bouts of unexplained crying, slumps of feeling miserable, paranoia about my health and loss of appetite with insomnia. My job is good, secure and although its a complete change of career I have done well and I am liked by my boss. (I am now an English Teacher)I take Japanese lessons and Im doing well, and I have a few friends who I dont see much because we all work but its a support network for me. I feel like I have overcome the worst of the culture shock symptoms, however recently I am feeling very lazy. Im skipping my Japanese lessons just to sit in the house for longer before I have to go to work. I have no motivation- our apartment hasnt been cleaned in weeks and as I work less I was always happy to do this. I just sit here, all morning, sometimes speaking to friends back home on skype and otherwise watching tv, playing video games, smoking too many cigarettes and eating the easiest dinner I can make. I do enough to get by, but where has my motivation gone? I have nights where I dont sleep so good but whether I sleep well or not doesnt matter to my motivation levels. What can I do?