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NathanP94

844d

Any suggestions on how to conquer the couch coma? I got back on my meds and some days I still can’t get motivated to get off the couch..any suggestions?

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    • SoupMan

      843d

      If I had Spider-Man web shooters I would always be able to get up and do whatever because I could just shoot a web at the ceiling and pull on it to get myself up and it would be a quick and painless way to just get up

    • SoupMan

      843d

      If I had Spider-Man web shooters I would always be able to get up and do whatever because I could just shoot a web at the ceiling and pull on it to get myself up and it would be a quick and painless way to just get up

    • Max_Payne

      843d

      Sometimes I pick a certain quote about a philosophy or something that will motivate me to get up and put up a poster. I think reminding me of happy things help

    • SocalSpano

      843d

      Focus on just the next step. For me, when it’s hard to get up, it’s because I’m overthinking what I’m going to do AFTER I get up. Physically getting up isn’t the hard part. That’s easy. It’s the overthinking of what to do afterwards that paralyzes me. I end up playing out the scenario in my head without actually doing it, then by the time I want to do it I’ve already played out the scenario in my head so many times that I’m exhausted and don’t want to do it. When I focus only on the next step, things get much easier for me. Get up, okay, I’m up. Cool. Now let’s stretch, deep breaths. What parts of my body need stretching? Okay, I’ve stretched, I’ve done some breathing, okay good. Have I eaten, have I hydrated? If not, grab a bite to eat and something to drink. When you’re feeling stuck, it helps to your mind and body in a better position to think clearer, rather than trying to force yourself to muster the motivation to be productive based off sheer willpower alone.

    • daisyRain

      843d

      It’s also called ADHD paralysis if you want to do more research on it btw!!

    • NathanP94

      843d

      Wow I’m over whelmed with the responses thank you so much! All fantastic ways of looking at my dilemma and how to go about it 😊 I’m truly thankful and can’t wait to have these as a plan of attack 😊

    • daisyRain

      843d

      Sherwood, I do a similar thing where I count down (typically I need to do this in the morning to get out of Bed) and I just go “5,4,3,2,1-GET UP GETUPGETUPGETUPPP😤” & then I pull myself up & out of bed, I usually need to do it a couple of times before I’m actually up

    • Sherwood

      844d

      sometimes counting down until i have to get up helps me. like hyping myself up kinda? and making the goal i’m trying to reach smaller. like instead of “ i need to get up to clean the kitchen” it’s only “ i need to stand up” and once i’m stood up i can move on easier. it’s still super hard for me, wish i could have more advice >_<

    • Ionnathas

      844d

      How it seems to work for me, is that my brain is essentially responding to having to do a new task with what I like to call "petty anxiety" I can break this force onsetting by forming new habits

    • Ccole

      844d

      Plan a date with your girlfriend if she’s not mad she will appreciate it

    • NathanP94

      844d

      I went off medication for about a month and then lost a month of time being stuck on the couch. I’m thankfully back on medication, but now I’m trying to catch up for lost time and repair relationships I ruined from being couch locked..my girlfriend said it’s like dating different people.

    • Ccole

      844d

      Try puzzles or cleaning your house always works for me

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