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Picklelover21

764d

What do you do to help yourself get out of bed when your super depressed? Usually someone has to pull me out of bed and that’s not super efficient or effective.

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    • Marith

      764d

      IMHO what I mean is, depression is real, and sometimes pushing against it too hard can sometimes have even more negative consequences. Fighting can leave me feeling guilty wondering why I'm not good enough etc etc. So some days, I just accept I'm not going to make it out of bed very much. and I try again tomorrow.

    • Mezzo

      764d

      I agree with what everyone has said so far! Having two sleep disorders doesn’t help, and I have to give all the credit to my cat(s) for getting me out of bed. One of them is really vocal and will stomp on me until I get up and out of bed tbh!

    • Snowy

      764d

      I agree with Marith. Though if it's a day where you are able to get up and just can't, I find distracting myself while I get up helps (ex. Thinking about something you like as you sit up so you aren't focusing on the act of sitting up). It may seem kinda simple, but I know if I focus to much on what I'm trying to do, it seems insurmountable. I will also sometimes try physically making the next step easier. What I mean is, I will roll my body out of bed so I have to catch myself and stand up. Now that I'm standing, it's easier to walk. If I get myself to get dressed, I'm less likely to climb back into bed. For me, I need to get the ball rolling and take baby steps that keep me moving forward in the day.

    • Marith

      764d

      IMHO what I mean is, depression is real, and sometimes pushing against it too hard can sometimes have even more negative consequences. Fighting can leave me feeling guilty wondering why I'm not good enough etc etc. So some days, I just accept I'm not going to make it out of bed very much. and I try again tomorrow.

    • Marith

      764d

      sometimes you just can't, don't make yourself feel worse about it :)

    • gothie

      764d

      i usually get out of bed to go exercise, it really helps me feel better afterwards

    • sammiesam

      764d

      I don't really have that problem when my parents aren't home so no one being in a 100 feet of me gets me out of bed because the people around me on a every day base are the ones who cause my depression

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