Clean & sober 2 years but now I have no energy or motivation to get going. I’m taking Effexor for depression, I feel mentally fine. My energy is gone. I take a good multi-vite , eat good. I also struggle with getting myself ready to go out , shower , makeup , ect . Help please
Oh Hon, I can soo relate to you. Every day is a struggle just to shower and going out is ONLY as must need basis. I bathed today but am too ashamed at how long it has been since my last one. Seems the holiday season is making it worse altho I deal with this year round... I have to plan days in advance to simply leave the house, and do as much as I can ahead of time so all I have to do on out days is get dressed. Much more than that is overwhelming. I am sorry I cannot offer you some good advice but do want you to know you are not alone. Have to admit, once I get out and about, I am usually glad I did it. Getting to that point is hard. For doctor appts, I fret for days, bath and hair night before and lay out clothes 2 days ahead. I feel stressed when I have to do it all in one day. I understand...
Hello Starting over 2015
From your response it sounds like you're depressed, anxious and overwhelmed.
Instead of trying to conquer lots of chores and errands in a single day, make small goals that are achievable for yourself.
Also, make sure you take the time to do something for yourself today. Whether you go for a walk in the park or maybe you enjoy reading a book. The point is take the time to do whatever it is that makes you happy.
Hang in there my friend life will get better.
I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.
p.s. In addition to taking care of yourself maybe you would feel better speaking with a therapist?
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