Please help.. No motivation or energy

Hi all, this is my first post but wanted some advice. I'm currently on 50mg sertraline for my depression, I usually get on with everything and continue with everyday life as usual forgetting about how I feel.

Recently, I have been waking up wishing the day was over with no motivation or energy to get up, majority of the time turning off my alarm and rolling back over and sleeping til around 1/2pm. I can't seem to snap out of it and it feels as though sometimes my body will physically not get out of bed. Does anyone else have this issue?

It's destroying my life, I've lost jobs, friends and been putting off my university work because of this, but I don't know what to do.. I always put off things until tomorrow and make a list but they just never end up getting done. I do keep the house clean and clean that once I get up which makes me feel like I've achieved something and then back to no motivation again.

If anyone has any advice I'd be really grateful! Thanks very much 😊

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  • HI!! I'm feeling exactly the same as you. i've isolated myself from my friends as i'm always busy i have 2 jobs and college some weeks i don't get a day off and i skive college just for some time off so my attendance and work are suffering. i even missed an important doctor appointment last week because i just didn't want to go. my life is getting like that at the mo 'i just don't want to' and i just don't care.

    loves x

    hope you get better

  • its good to clean the house however sometimes the good can be the enemy of the best and the best is doing what you are avoiding. xoxoxo

  • Been there done that. My depression has scared me at times. I wondered if I was going insane or if I could take my own life. I've never been overwhelmed like this as a result of my depression. Most days it feels like I was wading through water and I kept getting pulled back no matter how hard I tried to take a step forward. Therapists and medication weren't helping me because I wasn't helping myself. I have a motto, " No one will ever care about me like I can Care for myself" I had to get out of bed and start living. It was like a full time job. Agonizingly hard to do. All I wanted to do was sleep. I slowly started my own 'self-help' program. Starting with 5 minutes at a time I started my day and literally fought the urge to go lay down and stay down. Self help apps, meditation, exercise and not hating myself so much was where I started. The self loathing is the worse thing. When I decided to treat myself like I would treat a best friend or even a child, did I slowly start to get out of that funk. I was my own worst enemy and I had a self defeatist attitude. Fight the depression and accept it. Depression is a big part of my life so I tolerate it and work with it. Not against it. I hope that makes some sense. I have no friends and out of my entire family I only have my mother to finally understand because she has it to a lesser degree. Don't numb yourself, cry. It's not fair, it's not right but I won't let it beat me down any further. Be as strong as you can be. Good luck to you.

  • Hi Grout,

    Making a list and ticking off things that you have done is normally a good idea. In your case, why not put one task on the list, complete it and go take a break. A walk would be great. Then come back and put another task on the list and complete. Keep track of what you have achieved over a couple of weeks and see how you feel about things then.

    I get the feeling that compiling a long list of tasks is causing you anxiety and thus no motivation to do them. However, if you tackle only thing at a time, it might be easier.

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