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So down all the time
#1
Hey everyone

I have been feeling down for a while now, going onto 2 months. 2 months straight of day after day where i have no desire to get out of bed. I feel like i dont want to live my life anymore. I cant work and i dont enjoy anything anymore. I only watch tv and play video games to keep the voices out and even that has stopped working. I feel like i am suffocating every second i am awake. Either that or numbing myself with food, games, and going to the gym to the point where i am just a walking corpse. 

TL;DR, i feel like shit all the time now and was wondering if anyone else here is dealing with anything similar.

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#2
Hi SS,
Lots of people go through this, it's a very common feeling. Key thing to remember is that it's a falsehood and that clouds do have silver linings. I've found it very helpful to look at all the inexplicably good things in the world, like charity and goodwill. I know that's become a seasonal cliche, but the good things in life lift us in ways we can't explain. Over here in the UK we have a TV programme called DIY SOS, basically a team of builders turns up and transforms the homes of people who are having health, mobility and dignity problems. They don't get paid for the work and most materials are donated. It's a great prog to watch if you're feeling down, works for me every time.
Life is worthwhile and there are good things out there and plenty to discover. Yes the world can seem awful, but the human spirit is largely a good one and it's what has kept our species going over the centuries.
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(12-28-2019, 12:58 AM)Yeti1980 Wrote: Hi SS,
Lots of people go through this, it's a very common feeling. Key thing to remember is that it's a falsehood and that clouds do have silver linings. I've found it very helpful to look at all the inexplicably good things in the world, like charity and goodwill. I know that's become a seasonal cliche, but the good things in life lift us in ways we can't explain. Over here in the UK we have a TV programme called DIY SOS, basically a team of builders turns up and transforms the homes of people who are having health, mobility and dignity problems. They don't get paid for the work and most materials are donated. It's a great prog to watch if you're feeling down, works for me every time.
Life is worthwhile and there are good things out there and plenty to discover. Yes the world can seem awful, but the human spirit is largely a good one and it's what has kept our species going over the centuries.

Yeah, you're right. I was just venting my feelings.

I actually do volunteer work myself. It centers around providing companionship to lonely and socially isolated people. 


I am just a bit lost as to what to do with myself over the holidays. Which is another common feeling. I know what i ought to be doing just having trouble escaping my pattern of avoidance. How are you spending the holidays?

Thanks for replying to my post.
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#4
Have you considered a new hobby? Something to occupy your time and could lead to something you can use to meet new people.
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(12-28-2019, 08:56 PM)TheRealCallie Wrote: Have you considered a new hobby?  Something to occupy your time and could lead to something you can use to meet new people.

Besides video games and the gym, i don't have any other hobbies so, no i haven't really. 

Don't know where i would even start.

I meet new people doing my volunteer work but thats off during the holidays.

Hmm, this is harder than i thought it would be, got any suggestions?
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#6
Are you crafty? You could pick up a craft, like crocheting or making other craft stuff...sorry, I'm not crafty, so I don't really know what to add to this list. lol

Do you paint or draw? Could you try woodworking? (start with a birdhouse, they're pretty easy Toungue ) What about sporty type things, like bowling or golf or darts or billiards? How do you feel about pottery, you could find somewhere to make some.

Do you know how to cook? You could teach yourself if you don't. You could even consider taking some college courses. There are some you can do for free online.

If you like that gym, have you ever considered expanding on that? Try rock walls or something that is athletic, but not something you've done before.
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I am not the craftiest guy out there. Not that i would know, i never tried any of that stuff.

I am also spending the holidays in a country where the residents dont speak either arabic or english. So communication is definitely limited.

I do know how to cook. I spent a lot of time doing that last year where i made a variety of dishes from different cuisines. That was fun. It would be a pain shopping for ingredients what with the language barrier and all. Also, i am trying to get shredded which limits my options for food. It is a good idea though, i did enjoy it before.

I do a lot of body-weight training at the gym but i've never tried rock climbing before, could be fun.

To be honest, i feel like the real challenge is not what to do, its overcoming my depression long enough to actually attempt anything.

Thanks for the suggestions though callie Big Grin
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(12-28-2019, 10:02 PM)Sunless Sky Wrote: I am not the craftiest guy out there. Not that i would know, i never tried any of that stuff.

I am also spending the holidays in a country where the residents dont speak either arabic or english. So communication is definitely limited.

I do know how to cook. I spent a lot of time doing that last year where i made a variety of dishes from different cuisines. That was fun. It would be a pain shopping for ingredients what with the language barrier and all. Also, i am trying to get shredded which limits my options for food. It is a good idea though, i did enjoy it before.

I do a lot of body-weight training at the gym but i've never tried rock climbing before, could be fun.

To be honest, i feel like the real challenge is not what to do, its overcoming my depression long enough to actually attempt anything.

Thanks for the suggestions though callie Big Grin

Yeah, depression can be a huge hurdle, but what worked for me is forcing myself to do it, even if I really didn't want to.  Eventually, you won't have to force yourself.

You're welcome, I hope you can find something that does the trick for you.  Definitely try rock climbing though.  Who knows, maybe the thrill seeker stuff is exactly what you need.  Get the adrenaline pumping to weed out the depression.
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I feel like shit all the time too. Life is a nightmare.
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(12-29-2019, 12:38 AM)ahsatan Wrote: I feel like  shit all the time too. Life is a nightmare.

I know what you mean. I marvel sometimes at people around me that seem to simply exist. Not everyone struggles to get up and do things every single day. I know everyone has their own issues but it can be difficult to see things past yourself sometimes when you are so wrapped up your own troubles.

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