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Feeling off

Feeling off

I haven’t been feeling myself for a couple of weeks now. It’s my depression and anxiety and I know it will go away but I need to help it go away.

I know when I get like this that being active helps, massively helps, but, I can’t get myself to do anything, or doing things is a real struggle.

I know if I do the things I enjoy I will start to feel better, if I eat well and take exercise, work on my crafts or on the blog, all these things make me feel better but right now I’m really struggling to do anything other than sit on the couch and eat biscuits.

As we’re now in a new month I’m going to try and do one thing each day that isn’t going to my day job. No idea how I’m going to do this but I do know it will bring me out of the current funk i’m in.

So here’s to August and not making a hibernation den on my sofa.

See ya!


8 thoughts on “Feeling off

  1. I’m right there with you. Anxiety reared its ugly head again a week ago and all I can do is sit in the couch, cuddle up with the dogs and whine about how bad I’m feeling. Even going outside with the doggies is almost too much.
    And yes, same as you: eating well, being active are solutions, but it’s too much at this point.

    You’re not alone, DM me on Twitter so we can whine together and share dog pictures (all in the couch lol)

  2. I understand where you’re coming from with knowing what you need to do, but having no motivation to carry it out. Try to remember that even only doing one small, positive thing that you didn’t do yesterday is progress nonetheless! 🙂

  3. I’m glad you wrote this post because I have been feeling the exact same way lately. You are not alone. I might be worse off since I do not have a day job right now to force me out of the house. I have volunteer gigs but that kinda goes to sh*t for me during one of my “moods” because those jobs are totally voluntary and I show up to them out of my own choice in addition to being able to cancel, unlike a paid job where there’s no question that I need to be there or be fired for being a no show. The only constant I’ve had lately is about an hour and a half of cardio exercise every day. Not gonna lie, some days I don’t even want to go through the motions of changing into workout clothes and moving. But you’re right, getting active does make a person feel better. I sweat and keep going by telling myself I am not a quitter. Maybe you could start off with something small for a minute or two, like stretching while standing up and taking a few deep breaths.

    If it’s any help to you, I actually exercise while watching tv lol. It really helps because I’m moving but at the same time, I am also having something else to pay attention to so the time goes by in a flash.

  4. I have been in the exact same boat. Maybe the various retrograde are definitely messing with us (if you believe in and follow that stuff). For me, just knowing that understands and gets it and knowing I’m not alone (although I certainly sont want anyone else to suffer) helps tremendously. Tha in you so much for sharing this and being so open and vulnerable. Hearts and hugs to you!!

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