How do you do it? I just don't care about myself. I know how to care for myself. I'm asking how to care ABOUT myself.
Everything I do is for someone else or because I'm "supposed" to do it but nothing that has to do with my own wants and needs seems important enough to me to prioritize.
I know logically that I'm supposed to care about myself. Care what I eat or how healthy I am but I just...don't.
How do I change this?
I get dumps of Adrenalin in to my system and I want to flee or fight - mostly just flee but I did go through a period where I was verbally aggressive - never physically. I have to take anti anxiety medications to cope day to day and yet I still feel hyper alert at times - always looking for the threat. The words or behaviors that don’t belong. It’s exhausting.
I've currently recovering from a broken ankle a d i can fèl my mood dropping or more i have no motivation to do anything. Any suggestions.
I struggle immensely with self-criticism and self-bullying which is obviously doing more harm than good. My internal critic has taken control of my daily thoughts which is something I really need to curb. My question is: How can I incorporate self-compassionate practices into my daily routine when I don't believe I am worthy of my own love and compassion? I know it sounds strange but I don't believe that I deserve my own love and compassion, much less… read more
I am 42, I have a good Husband and 4 beautiful children.
I have lost my zest for life, and nothing gets me going and out of bed not even my children.
I sometimes feel that I really couldn't give a damn, but other times I just feel guilty for feeling like this.
But still nothing gets me out.
I love my family and I think they have moved on in accepting their mother and wife is just going to stay in bed forever.
Nobody even tries to talk to me about it and that makes it harder… read more
I don’t get them every night, but I’ve had them the past two nights and I wake up tired and worn out in spite of sleeping 10-11 hours. I wouldn’t call them nightmares, but they’re very emotional and seem so darn REAL. Sometimes I even wake myself up because I’m moaning, groaning, or trying to yell in my sleep. I read that antidepressants can cause this, so I was wondering if any of you were experiencing the same thing. I think it’s from either the Effexor or … read more
I have lost my desire to live. I'm not suicidal, but thoughts of my death sits on my mind like a jack in the box waiting to spring into action.
I am unemployed and with financial struggles, feel the pressure of getting a job overwhelming. i feel like I'm not able to commit to anything because I will fail. My depression takes over, my body hurts and I'm not able to get out of bed. I would just end up losing whatever job I… read more
A year ago I sent a text to my cousin railing on her for not attending my son's high school graduation party. I have three cousins and two of them have 3 adult children each. I have attended many if not most of their functions including: high school graduations, college graduations, assisted with wedding and baby showers, funerals, and attended weddings. Only 2 family members came to my son's graduation.
Obviously, it bothered me.
So I… read more
Hard to describe this but I mean like does anyone feel numb at times but just carries on with daily life. Like as if you don't want to do anything. You feel nothing but no point explaining to anyone knowing they won't understand as they haven't been through depression and that?
Hey, do you ever feel that way?
I feel really heavy often and I lack the energy to even converse with people.
When I play sports I run out of breath very quickly and I used to be a competitive athlete with amazing cardio.
I've done all the tests out there and keep going back to my GP and my doc what else can we test and do about it.
Of course all th tests came back negative. It's… read more