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lavvend3r

717d

i’ve been struggling a lot just living daily life and i just can’t get myself to do much about it. my depression makes me want to stay in bed all day and not take proper care of myself, my adhd makes it nearly impossible for me to start tasks and makes me procrastinate and avoid EVERYTHING (not just responsibilities, but even things i would probably enjoy doing), my ocd prevents me from enjoying most activities (video games, makeup, art, etc) because i just have to be perfect at it, and my anxiety makes me super paranoid about all of this and i feel so miserable! they all work together against me 😡 does anyone have any advice on anything i mentioned? i need some motivation/willpower and i don’t know how to get it. i know i have to do the work to help myself get better but i have no idea where or how to start. i’ll get a spurt of motivation maybe once a month and it only lasts a day or two then i’m back in bed. i have no energy ever and i need help. i’ve researched things to help me a bit but getting myself to do the things i’ve read about is a struggle i don’t know how to overcome

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    • sassyzoeylynn2002

      251d

      Okay

    • sassyzoeylynn2002

      251d

      Okay

    • Crescent_Moon

      699d

      I can get all of this. It super sucks and is frustrating about how mental illnesses not just on their own drain the energy out of you, but also in a way team up against you. Like I said on your other post my dm's are always open if you wanna talk. I'd probably be able to give better advice if we had a conversation.

    • Alanna27

      716d

      I would say to have a buddy system, for me I like looking forward to a message and it takes the edge off things. It helps me open up more and understand people from a different angle and know that my way of thinking isn't always the cruel senerio I play in my mind

    • MatchaBunn

      716d

      I definitely hear you and feel for you. It’s difficult to attack all of these problems at once, and it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by it all. I found that the first step for me was just finding a basic routine that works for me. It doesn’t have to be limited by times, but you can follow something like “after breakfast I’ll stretch, then do something sitting, then take a break and stand”. Having the movement versus stationary tasks helps with my fluctuating energy levels, and I find that it gives me enough flexibility and variability that I can do something fun or something like a chore. Getting into the mindset of doing something even if you don’t want to is the biggest thing I’ve been told for depression. It really does help to trick your brain into doing something instead of immediately shooting it down. Remember that you are making the choice to try something, even the first step of something, and usually the momentum of checking that off can keep you going. Be kind to yourself. This is hard work, and you deserve rest and time to enjoy yourself. I hope that you can find some relief. And remember that you are not alone, this community is here for you.

    • AdariI

      716d

      Honestly what has helped me before is finding something small I can do everyday, usually in the morning, and keep pushing myself to do it and now I don't think about doing it I just do it. This has helped me get some type of order and it reminds me to brush my teeth and do other things I need to do

    • hazyeclipse

      716d

      For me, creating a really defined picture of what I need to being helps a LOT. I have ADHD as well and it makes me not feel like doing certain things because they're boring and repetitive, or I just feel overwhelmed or don't know how to started. So I have lists with almost anything I can think of that needs to be done at some point. And they're categorized. I also have a projects list, for long term plans/goals/etc. And then I have actions lists for things to get me closer to them and whenever I think of something, it gets added. For any given day, I will add a few tasks in an app called ToDoist and when I complete something it gets checked off. It makes me feel like I'm actually making progress towards things, by breaking them down and making it so I have a feeling of satisfaction after I do. It also makes it so that if for some reason I can't accomplish much, it'll all be there tomorrow, and I can keep working on what I need to work on. I can just pick and choose what things to work on without as much much effort, except for like one day a week where I review everything and make sure everything is in check. I read a book called Getting Things Done that taught me this system. Changed my life. As for getting yourself to do things you WANT to do - I have a similar problem as well so I literally made a list of things I can do and pick from to make it easy for myself. Might sound silly but it takes away some of the thinking lol. I can just say, alright, let's to to my movies to watch list, and then I'll pick a random movie. It did take initial effort to create this whole system but it's been a lifesaver. Anyway, I hope that helps maybe a little

    • Idrk

      716d

      Im in the same boat the thing that helps me most has been doing things that make me happy and taking self care days even if I think I don’t deserve it and talking to a therapist while making a plan fir the future

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