Hi All, I’m new to the group. I believe I have had mild depression for a long time. The past nine months has escalated it. I have had health issues, and my job of 20 years was relocated out of state. I ended up retiring sooner than planned. I am having a very difficult time adjusting to retirement. I also find it’s becoming easy to lose myself in alcohol. That was what made me take this step. After a set routine for so long, I feel lost and isolated. I live alone with no family close by. I know what I need to do to reverse this. I just don’t know where to start. Sometimes I just want a hug and someone to lean on for a little while. Thanks for listening.
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I'm sorry you're having a difficult time. Welcome to the site by the way! Are you able to volunteer anywhere in your area? I'm here for you, wishing you peace of mind & nothing but the best! Love & Hugs!!!
Sorry to hear that you stopped working and are having a hard time with all your free time now. It is understandable that you would feel depressed when you were used to working and dealing with people every day. I am not working due to disability and have to structure my own day. It is good to come up with projects so that you have something to work on. I hope that you can develop a plan to start a "to do" list so that you will feel like you have accomplished your goals.
I think sometimes we are so used to a routine, that we forget what all more we can offer. Retirement does not have to be a bad thing, if anything look at it as a way to seek new ventures. Volunteering perhaps? Mentoring?
Alcohol is not a good outlet 😞 it is a depressant and kinda leaves you stuck.
I see the doggie, if you find joy in pets there are plenty of shelters that can use an extra hand. There can be a step to interact with other people and you might be surprise of the kind souls out there willing to hand an ear or even a hug.
Wish you the best, and know that you are not alone. Even though you might feel lonely, know there is a community going through the same motions trying to figure out ways to come out of the uhmp moods.
I'm glad to hear it. Getting the sleep you need is important.
Hi, I'm suffering from the same, I'm scouring this site for help/advice. How are you doing now?
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