So I’ve been dealing with depression for about 3-4 years and since I could remember, I’ve always been in this slump where no matter what I do or try, I can’t seem to find and/or keep any hobbies that make me genuinely happy. I used to be into video games, drawing, animating, etc. but now nothing seems to bring me joy. Since moving in with my boyfriend a year ago, this symptom has seemed to have gotten worse where all I can do is sleep or mindlessly scroll the gram if I’m not working. Due to the lack of hobbies, I’ve been in this deep rut that makes me feel like I have no purpose. So my question is have any of you experienced this time of thing in your depression? And if so, how do you get out of it? How do I find joy in things again and how do I make myself feel that I have a purpose?
I had this and it absolutely was very very awful feeling. However with small steps magic did happen. At the moment I’m calming down from a panic attack so I cant focus properly. I will type what helped me, once I am all focused. Just wanted to let you know you aren’t alone and many went through this very ugly feeling. I managed to get out of it, I believe you can too. ♡ lots of love to you.
Yeah. It's hard to say. I have PDD and MDD, so it's always around. But taking little steps. Resting when I felt I needed it, but at least doing something I want to once a day just to feel productive. Even if it was reviewing a couple of language cards on MangoLanguages
I haven't really figured it out yet, but it happens.
Sometimes I binge watch YouTube videos, I watch my favorite creators and gamers. I get more joy watching others play Minecraft, sims4 or draw then when I actively do it myself, but sometimes I get really inspired and I go play one of those games or draw.
I found listening to music, having a long playlist of songs you like or that give you a pumped up sense of energy helps me feel better when I draw or play a game. I also watch gamers who play with other people on among us or uno ect. Helps me feel less lonely, plus the jokes on these videos or from podcasts actually get me to audibly laugh.
So simply put, humor, inspiration, and excitement (from music) are the goals/keys to breaking out of said numb bubble.
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