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i don’t know what i am doing

posted by 💡1 Super Chocolate Mouse on 14 August, 2019

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i am constantly sad and overwhelmed i am never happy with what i do i don’t love myself nor i feel proud of myself. i am in my second year at ucsb and i honestly don’t know what i am doing i feel so out of place. i just wish i could give up but i can’t do that either i feel so lonely and tired of life




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Anonymous ● 17 August, 2019 ⚓︎


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make as many excuses as you can to get out. find people. talk to them. it's way harder to be sad when you're around others

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Anonymous ● 17 August, 2019 ⚓︎


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depression sucks, my dude. i have low-level sad combined with gad, and so sometimes shit gets really hard for me. some tricks i use to help: -start the day with a win. my partner got me into making the bed every morning after we get up. we only use a duvet, so it's literally just pulling the blanket up and smoothing it out. -use a gamified app to help with tasks. i use ticktick and really enjoy the feeling of crossing shit off my list. (i'm also a psychologist, and research shows that behavioral activation [e.g., doing shit] helps relieve depression). when i'm really bad, i list everything -- from brushing my teeth to walking my dog. -get 20 minutes of exercise every day, no excuses. this can be something as simple as going for a walk, getting down on the floor and doing some pushups, or even going to a gym and lifting weights. when my fog gets really bad, half and hour of exercise helps lift it. endorphins are the shit. -the pomodoro method was really helpful (and i'm actually using it right now). 10 focused minutes of work, 5 minutes of "play." work your way up to 25 minutes of work at once.