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Mami20

703d

I have no motivation do anything I feel like I do all my good work during my manic episodes. now that im feeling highly depressed I still wanna do things but cannot physically get myself to do them plus I cannot focus its so overwhelming —there’s so much stuff I need to address- which exacerbates the depression/anxiety. Anyways suggestions to how I can get myself to write 4 research papers, clean my house, and answer emails quickly? 🥲

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    • SashaM90s

      700d

      Man I feel this so much like if I stare at a spot of clutter for too long it's hard not to beat myself up for not having a clean place (I always kinda blame my family for this) and then i end up thinking on so many things about it so much that i end up fizzling out and not wanting to do anything because i over stressed myself so hard and just want to run away from it but the only one left to do anything is my bf and he works so much with already less stamina that he hardly wants to do anything except watch a little tv with me before bed and not even fun bed just sleep so like I cant even have my coping mechanism need met but having most of the day to myself makes me feel even more lazy and self loathing and just feels like a never ending cycle so I zone myself out because I feel stuck

    • SashaM90s

      700d

      Man I feel this so much like if I stare at a spot of clutter for too long it's hard not to beat myself up for not having a clean place (I always kinda blame my family for this) and then i end up thinking on so many things about it so much that i end up fizzling out and not wanting to do anything because i over stressed myself so hard and just want to run away from it but the only one left to do anything is my bf and he works so much with already less stamina that he hardly wants to do anything except watch a little tv with me before bed and not even fun bed just sleep so like I cant even have my coping mechanism need met but having most of the day to myself makes me feel even more lazy and self loathing and just feels like a never ending cycle so I zone myself out because I feel stuck

      • SashaM90s

        700d

        @SashaM90s Sigh sorry I went overboard

    • Shruko

      703d

      My therapist told me when I feel like that, ask myself what I feel like I can do, even if the answer is just getting up or opening a book, because at least I did one step closer

      • Elytra

        703d

        @Shruko yes my partner has a bachelors in psychology and tells me this all the time. Even if you can only do one tiny thing it's better than nothing at all. Some days all I can do is get myself water and play animal crossing. And that's alright.

        • Elytra

          703d

          @Elytra Like for one of your examples, just read a source at a time for your papers. Maybe don't even highlight or take notes, just read a source. And then go back when you feel able to and highlight the important parts. Small steps, take as many breaks as you need.

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