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IAmTired247

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Anyone else have those days where they know they have stuff to do but they can't do them? I'm in college and I know I have assignments to do. I am so glad I'm in one "do at your own pass" class but I still can't get myself to do any of the assignments. I read really fast but I only got 17 pages done today. Usually I finish two chapters in a whole day. I've been like this for a few weeks now. I don't know if it's me being burnt out, overwhelmed, or stressed because of my new seizures. I feel empty, nothing brings joy, not even my own hobbies or interests. All I feel is stressed and tired and I'm just so sick of it. Any advice would be wonderful

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    • ___

      552d

      @IAmTired247 Depression is a super common comorbidity with ADHD. It’s hard to feel like you’re failing all the time. I was diagnosed with ADHD first and then later was having trouble with depression and was put on Zoloft, and that helped. You’re welcome! 🤗

    • NicheCacophony

      552d

      I use this app that grows real trees if you stay on the app and not leave it. I found it helped back when I was in college knowing that if I just focused on this for half an hour, a tree would be planted (and I wouldn’t want the plant to die). I know what it’s like to be either burnt out or depressed from college. It’s draining. Even doing things with a friend might just be something that’ll help a little.

    • Freia

      552d

      i struggle with this a lot, even when i know i have work to do i can’t get myself to do it, even if it’s important or a big part of my grade

    • daisy13

      552d

      For myself i make sure when i finish my tasks i do something i love like tv show watching or reading that really helps for me when I am feeling burnout

    • ___

      552d

      Not feeling joy in things is a big part of depression. Maybe speak to a doctor about it if you would like. What helps me get started when overwhelmed is talking through what I have to do with someone else. Like maybe you could tell them you are overwhelmed and you want to tell them what chapters you have to read. That helps me get interested in what the chapter is and then it’s easier to do it. Also maybe make a checklist or some type of reward for when you finish one. And if you have an online textbook, see if you can have it read aloud to you and you can watch it. That is a lot easier than having to motivate yourself to keep reading.

      • IAmTired247

        552d

        @___ so it is depression? I thought it was ADHD just getting worse or something. I do have an award system already but that doesn't seem to motivate me anymore either. I'll see if my therapist can give me more suggestions that could work if those don't. Thank you 🤗

        • ___

          552d

          @IAmTired247 Depression is a super common comorbidity with ADHD. It’s hard to feel like you’re failing all the time. I was diagnosed with ADHD first and then later was having trouble with depression and was put on Zoloft, and that helped. You’re welcome! 🤗

    • pagan

      558d

      I've been there, usually when I'm getting burnt out like that I look for something new, new movies new activities. Obviously money plays into everything but I would recommend trying something just midly out of your comfort zone, maybe a new instrument or different art style if you're into art. I know that alot of us on the spectrum like our creature comforts and movies can be one of those I would recommend stepping slightly out of what you're used to in the movie area. That being said it's also perfectly acceptable to just relax a day, even if it bugs you to be doing nothing forcing yourself to do nothing will make you feel more motivated to do what you enjoy

      • IAmTired247

        558d

        @pagan I haven't been doing really anything at all. Today is the day I'll finally be doing schoolwork, last weeks included as I've just been unable to put myself through working on anything. I don't think it's me going out my comfort zone as I bought books and am reading books out of my comfort zone and I can't even find the energy for those but I'll keep trying different things and hope for the best. Thank you! /Gen

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