That's the hardest part, getting myself up and moving. It seems to take an unbelievable amount of energy and I don't understand why everything is so hard to do now.Keep a routine that gets you up and moving. One of the gals I work with who had debilitating depression last year told me she gets up, showered and dressed even if she isn't going out. She stays on the same time schedule at work. Plays with her rescue pit bull (a real sweet heart).
She missed a lot of work last year due to depression so keeping on a schedule and keeping busy helps her. HTH
Hi, I am new to this part of the forum. I struggle with depression sometimes and find it difficult to motivate myself to do ANYTHING.
Can anyone relate? Or offer suggestions to get my butt off this stupid couch?
I agree with you that you're worn down. How could you not be? I'm proud of you for going to your doctor & asking for more help. I'm even more proud of you for taking a shower & getting dressed. Baby steps every day. [emoji253]Thanks everyone. I am on meds for depression, he added a new one today. I think I'm just worn down. I have two special needs kids, divorced, and all the fighting I had to do with the schools and all the struggles they have now (they are 24 and 20) I think it has been breaking me down bit by bit you know?
I did get up and take a shower and get dressed today so that's progress.
Thanks everyone for your help.