how do I push through the empty feeling? I've dealt with my depression for a really long time and found some good coping mechanisms and bad days aren't as common and really bad days that turn into what I call "empty days" are even less common but they are the one thing I can't seem to find a way to work with myself. I feel empty to a point where I don't care about anything. Like the whole trying and completing small tasks I dont see a reason to do them because any one I can find on those days is answered with "I don't care"
Distract, Distract, Distract!!! Hang out with friends, get into a really good netflix series, play video games. I will say this and it will be hard to do the first couple of times but push through it, make yourself get up and do what needs to be done, one little step at a time and if you only get one thing done that needed to be done for the day, then good for you! Baby steps is key to actually stop feeling so empty💕
Thats the hard part.. On those days I don't care about getting better or pushing through it. It's not about working up motivation, it's like trying to convince yourself to do a really hard homework assignment you were you don't have to do and won't need but you can. 9 times out of 10 you don't care and aren't going to do because it does not matter. Obviously it does matter but on those I literally can't see that and don't care
You have to remind yourself of why it matters and think of what future you wants. I'm sorry that you are going through this and I know that it's hard. Do you talk to a therapist at all? I find when things start to feel that way to talk to them
That actually helps a bit to try to remind myself of those things. I did that in the beginning but when most of my S* idealiazation subsided I stopped but that might be good for me to do actually. I dont unfortunately I don't have access to one at the moment
Positive reinforcement is what keeps me going even when I can't connect to my own emotions and feel as though there's nothing, I remind myself that I have a small being who counts on me. In return I get a companion. My ESA is my only reason on bad days. She gives me a reason to at least get out of bed, and on those days sometimes the only thing you can do is get up and do one small thing. Staying alive for my ESA helps me keep myself going.
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