Drained.

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I don't even know how to put my feelings into words but I'm just sick of life. I don't know what I'm doing. Every aspect of my life is a mess & I have no direction whatsover. My mind is like a jungle and every time I see a glimpse of light it quickly disappears & I'm left in complete darkness. I'm barely managing to continue day to day. Work is awful, my financial situation is worse, I barely have a social life which sometimes I don't mind but I've gotten so used to being alone & not socialising that I actually prefer my own company. I find day to day life so draining but I try everyday to be positive & keep going but whats the point why am i even bothering. I've always thought one day it would all make sense & everything would fall into place but it's getting worse the older I get. I don't know how to make things better

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    hello yasmine . . . I don't know if this is helpful but the only thing that keeps me from feeling drained and lifeless is having a whole lot of things I love to do and doing them.

    Please don’t feel bad that you prefer your own company. Many depressed people do plus the fact that being introverted is just as valid as being an extrovert.

    It sounds to me like you’re not rewarding yourself enough to compensate for the job you don’t like but have to go to.

    You need pampering and there’s no one to do this for us except ourselves.

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      Hi Diane,

      Thank you so much for your reply. I think you're right, it's always easier when I have things to look forward too even if it's small but at the minute I have no interest in anything whatsover. Can't seem to pull myself out of this one right now

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      Hi again yasmine . . . now I'm wondering if medication is called for.

      Also think back in time. Was there anything you used to love doing? If so perhaps forcing yourself to resume that activity at first would lead to eventual pleasure in it.

      When I was severely depressed and couldn't get out of bed, my brother came to visit and told me about goals - set a goal for yourself and think of it as the light at the end of a dark tunnel and head towards that goal one little bit at a time. For me the goal was to resume my role as an artist - a painter. The technique my brother advised worked like a charm for me and it wasnt long before I was totally immersed in my painting once again after being away from it for a year or so. And every day was awesome for me and full of the pleasure of my work.

      As I always say though, I'm no authority and I know that depression which you are clearly suffering from is a very delicate matter and I would hate to steer anyone wrong so treat what I say as my opinion and not necessarily something that would work for everyone.

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    hello yasmine . . . I don't know if this is helpful but the only thing that keeps me from feeling drained and lifeless is having a whole lot of things I love to do and doing them.

    Please don’t feel bad that you prefer your own company. Many depressed people do plus the fact that being introverted is just as valid as being an extrovert.

    It sounds to me like you’re not rewarding yourself enough to compensate for the job you don’t like but have to go to.

    You need pampering and there’s no one to do this for us except ourselves.

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