I have had anxiety and depression most of my life and will always have to take medicine for it. Last summer I quit my job because I had severe depression and anxiety and couldn’t handle working. Around that time, I started seeing a new psychiatrist and a counselor. My psychiatrist has tried several different kinds of meds which has been like a rollercoaster ride with my moods and the side effects have not been fun either. I know my meds are still not right because my mood is not where it should be and I still have problems with obsessive thoughts because of my OCD. I am doing a lot better than I was last summer, but I’m still not working and I find myself wasting most of my time browsing the internet and watching a lot of TV. I do get out a little to volunteer, see family, run errands, etc., however I’ve always been a homebody. Maybe because of my fear of rejection and the fact that I’ve never had a lot of friends. Everyone on here is so kind and encouraging. A lot of good advice and links to good information is also given. So I’m hoping you can tell me what helps you get up and get going to exercise, clean, cook, practice mindfulness and do all the things you need to do? My counselor keeps telling me to go slow and that I am doing things, but it’s been eight months since I quit my job! Please share what has helped you to do what you need to do.