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Actually cleaned today

Now cleaning may not sound like a big deal to some of you but I have been so depressed and unmotivated to do anything that this was a huge accomplishment

Maybe I was able to clean cause I’m soooo lonely that I just needed something to change my thoughts, even if for just a little bit

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What a nice accomplishment- how about rewarding yourself by doing something that you enjoy?

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I enjoy hanging out with my friends but so many have left me cause of my depression and what I went through and I enjoyed talking to my best friend/souls mate but he left me for someone else so there isn’t anything I enjoy anymore

Nothing brings me happiness

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Could you reach out to them and just say hi- and ask them how they are doing? How about family?

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Sometimes volunteering whether you work or not can be helpful as one is really appreciated.

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Hey Chris

That's awesome and a big step. It sounds like you motivated your self to clean! Did cleaning help you to change your thoughts?

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Oh well done that's brilliant. Cleaning sounds like a huge deal to me too as it's something I struggle a lot with and need to do as my home is the pits. x

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Oh yes, it IS a big deal and I am PROUD of you!! GOOD!... My D and Anx zap me so badly it takes so much energy that its hard for me to get anything done...even THOUGH I know I would 'feel better' if I would just do it! But sometimes--most of the time--I just can't do it...but I still am hanging onto '''yes, someday it WILL all work out ok!'''

You take good care, Chris!!

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I totally know what ya mean, but it is an accomplishment! So good for you :) it's not easy finding motivation when you're depressed.

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I used to care about cleaning.

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Good job! I’m in the same boat. What did you clean?

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I deal with depression and anxiety, and some days I'm also unmotivated to cleaning. I can't stand a cluttered house or a dirty house. On my days of feeling unmotivated, I look at cleaning videos on YouTube. Sometimes it's motivating, and sometimes not. At least on the unmotivated days, I still feel like watching the videos make my house seem clean, even if it's a little messy.

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Good going ! I too find cleaning relaxing. It also gives me a sense of accomplishment

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Good for you Chris! You can keep taking steps every day and that will make you feel better. Also, go out on the sun everyday for 15 minutes, I think that will make you feel better. Just sit and watch nature.

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Congratulations! that is a wonderful step towards healing. it gives me incentive to get started myself. thank u.

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Hey, Chris! Cleaning is a HUGE deal! I can't blame all my disorganized sloppiness on ADHD, but I do use that as an excuse. I'll bet you DID TOO make yourself happy by cleaning! You sounded a little bit excited Chris...:-)

I would be a happy camper if I cleaned, so you have inspired me to do just that! You see, the hubby thought it would be nice to have relatives over for a Memorial Day BBQ. Thanks, honey! :-(

I'm just going home from a biofeedback session. All else I have going is a womens' AA meeting tonight, meeting with a sponsee after, and then I'm free until Thursday evening for my AA home group meeting. Only thing Friday is checking out a new Alanon meeting in the morning and then I've got time through Sunday to take care of shit.

So, thanks Chris (sorry I turned this into all about me ;-)! AND, if you guys help keep me keep on task (cleanimg/organizing), you'll be aiding in my A.D.D. recovery & my focus.

Hugs, ya'all!

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Fantastic!! That is great. Physical exertion helps with depression and anxiety and a clean house helps to lift the mood too. Now maybe you can go out for a bit and just be around some people...even if it's just at the local store or coffee shop. Good beginning! Keep it up!

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I can relate Chris. I can tell how bad I am based on the cleanliness of my apartment. I’ve tried to get to the library. Reading helps. I’m adjusting to my medications. It’s either too much or not enough. I don’t like it when I begin to isolate. Hope you’re better.

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