Hi guys. I am a 21 year old student. I was recovering from my depression when I fell back into old patterns due to a family stressor. My therapist told me to start doing my self care tasks again which include drinking water, eating healthier, monitoring my sleep, and exercising. My old habits were binge eating, sleeping too much, and watching tv all day. I wanted to give you a positive story since we need to celebrate the small stuff. Today is my second day without a nap. I feel sleepy all the time and am having cold like symptoms that I get when I try to cut my sleep down to 8 hours a day. I don't want to compare it to withdraw but that is what it feels like. I know two days doesn't seem like that big of a deal but it's the first step. After about 2 weeks, I will feel more energetic and healthier. I know this from past experiences but it's still hard to change my behavior. Thanks for reading I hope this helps to show people that it does get better. There is hope.