Lucilou

226d

I'm new to Alikes. I'm looking for tips to get motivated to go to work. I work from home and just staying in bed seems easier that getting up and working. my bipolar depression makes it very difficult to stay at work when I do go. it's always something that keeps me from staying and working.

Lamotrigine

Bipolar Disorder

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  • DoraP

    226d

    Hi Lucilou. I understand. I have that same issue. I've recently scheduled my time in small slots and take breaks. It is working so far. It gives me time for cognitive therapy.🤗

    • Lucilou

      226d

      thanks for replying. We actually have 2 15 min breaks and 1 30 for lunch. My schedule is essentially work 2.5 hrs get a 15 mins break, work 2 hours get lunch, work 2 hours get a 15 min break work 2.5 hours go home. It's a nice schedule but I can't seem to find even joy in that. :( I just can't seem to stay at work.

      • DoraP

        226d

        ❤️ I understand. It is difficult sometimes. Do you have a therapist?

  • Noemie

    226d

    I have this same thing. Only I'm a stay at home mom. So for me, all I do is make sure my kids are good. I can only bring myself to shower once a week, I have no motivation to do anything except watch Netflix all day long. Cause of my insurance, there's only select therapist that accept it and they're all scheduled out 5 months+. My primary doctor increased my Lamotrigine and told me to get out and get some morning sun, a minimum of 30 minutes and to limit myself on Netflix. Honestly, it's slowly been working for me. Especially getting out for sun and just walking everyday. You could try walking for 20 minutes everyday in the mornings and see if that helps lift your mood even a little bit.

    • Lucilou

      225d

      Thanks. My therapist was a joke so I quit seeing her. I'm in Florida and she's in South Carolina. We met via video calls. I'd love to find someone else but it's hard with my insurance. She told me to get outside. But I dont like exercising or sweating and it's so hot down here that it's hard to get outside. :(

  • Ariellie

    225d

    I feel you. I'm new to this too, long time bipolar II & autistic. I get overwhelmed way too easily. I settled for a job that's ridiculously easy & slow paced. Honestly, I don't think I'm cut out for the work I want...

    • Lucilou

      225d

      I'm beginning to wonder if I'm autistic to some degree. It would definitely explain a lot. I chose to work from home and I love it but I can't seem to do the work part. And when I'm not at work, I just sleep all day.

  • dream6284

    225d

    I get it... I hate going to work every morning. I set an alarm on my phone so I get up and get dressedfor the day then since I'm up and dressed I might as well go to work (I have another earlier alarm if I have the energy to do my makeup) it helps keep me motivated

    • Lucilou

      225d

      I have that too. But when I have even 2 minutes before work starts I call out. Or I'll go to work and then something will trigger me and I'll leave work for the day.

      • dream6284

        225d

        that's when you have to push yourself to stay at work. I don't really have any tips and tricks for that one.... you just gotta push yourself

  • jasmin

    220d

    i was in the same boat as you and i know everyone’s body’s are different but ask your health provider about abilify medication, it helped me tremend

    • blueflovver

      213d

      agree with that, abilify and Wellbutrin work motivating and energizing. But even on them i had trouble getting out of bed for work. The trick i use now is getting myself a treat on a way to work. Like a bubble tea or a donut. I'm so excited about them that i manage to get out of bed. But I'm always craving carbs 😂

      • Lucilou

        212d

        hard to do that when you work from home. Lol

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