more depressed whe you have time on your hands?

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Vikki1975
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   Posted 8/9/2005 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
i just wondered, are you more depressed when you are at home/resting/when you have time on your hands/time to think maybe?
 
less depressed when you are busy or your mind is occupied on lot of things?
 
let me know, as im interested in other peoples depression (as well as my own).
 
Vikki x

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 8/9/2005 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh no SC!! I'm sorry you are having apendics trouble. Ouch! Yup, waiting is the pitts. Let us know when you get a firm appointment for your surgery!!

So nice to have you here as a mod!!

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Welcome Vikki!!

Well, if I had time on my hands with nothing to do, that would eat at me too. But, I usually have sewing or reading (or listening to books on tape!) plus my grand kids and these forums to keep me busy. Ya, if I had to sit around w/nothing interesting to do it would be the pitts!!

Glad you found us!!

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sickofeverything
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   Posted 8/9/2005 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   

 

    Hi Vikki

  I'm kind of new here but I've battled with depression for a long time and yes it's also true in my case..when I'm off from work and I have time on my hands I get down, sick, restless and anxious ..Now i'm not working and I feel a lot worse, simply I don't feel like doing any reading or housework or anything at all.

 Hope you feel better!


CheerDad
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   Posted 8/10/2005 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
My depression is def. worse on the weekends when I have more alone time and not occupied with work. I have to make it a point to have specific things I want to get done or I will stay in bed all day. Good luck and hope you find the answers you are looking for.
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taintedangel
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   Posted 8/10/2005 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that is the case with a lot of us. I know for me its a constant state of mind, depression throughout the week. I even struggle with it through work for I sit and do data entery all day and it really doesn't involve much thought most days so my mind really works over time and I could say that the weekends are the hardest espically when my husband has to work all weekend. he sleeps during the day so I have a lot of free time on my hands. when i'm feeling ok i'll get out run earrends and maybe go see my parents but when i am having a particuarly down moment I don't feel like seeing anyone or talking to anyone and I usually sleep the afternoon way until he wakes up and the i have about an hour and 20 mins with him and then i'm alone again. nights and weekends when i'm alone are the hardest. i do keep a journal and have been a lot more lately that's really my closest friend at the moment besides my husband. It gets the point i'm so bored i start feeling sleepy and then i don't feel motivated to much of anything except go to bed. I prefere to be as active as possible but its hard to do that when your parents are involved in a move and i don't have any friends to speak of its like what's a girl to do. i try hanging out on the net some but even that doesn't do it for me and if i'm in a restless mood that's the worse when i feel like doing something but have no one to hang out with. I know my husband has to work and i know why he has the night shift but for the next two or three weekends i'm going to be spending a great deal of time to myself. Their was a time i looked forward to weekends not any more they can be so dreary and i used to enjoy time to myself but lately its like i'm spending to much time alone and i don't like it any more. so to make a long story short yes nights and weekends are definately the hardest. i can deal with it throughout the week for the most part.

Vikki1975
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   Posted 8/11/2005 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
hhmmm i see.  thats rings true with me too.  up til about 4 weeks ago I was mainy suffering with bad anxiety and panic attacks.  letd me to the hospital on occasion.  also had major dizziness for about a yesr.
 
then I had an op and have been off woirk for a month...then BANG!  i keep feeling so low, so low I could killmyself, cant see the good in anything, crying and feeling doom and empty.  its nasty.  and the more i sat at home, the more I think about WHY i am feeling this way.  it all makes it worse i think.
 
thanks for replies.  interested to hear from anyone else xxx

Having2LeftFeet
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   Posted 8/11/2005 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Vikki,
Sad but true you do have too much time on your hands when you don't work or don't have a regular schedule. I am a "housewife", (I hate that term) so I say I am a homemaking engineer. What I try to do is clean one room a day, iron on a certain day and do laundry on a day I have free. I am OFF DUTY on Sat and Sun, and my kitchen closes at 7:30 PM. If whoever wants something, it's "serve yourself and clean up your mess"thing. I have to have something to do, after all, I live on a mountain. Not too many places to go.
 
"Lefty" 
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MindsEyeOpen
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   Posted 8/15/2005 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I am unemployed at the moment trying to find a job and agree having time on your hands doesn't make stuff better. I find when I have nothing to do those unwanted thoughts can go into a crazy assault. If I'm doing something (depending on what it is), its a lot easier to ward off dark thoughts. Sometimes this isnt' true as I oft pretend just to not get questioned and the act of pretending can make things worse. All in all extra time can breed ill feeling I've found an, something to do can be helpful to push the bad stuff aside.

Sorry to hear you are ill Scaredy! Feel better and good luck!

Having2LeftFeet
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   Posted 8/18/2005 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Short and to the point. As my Momma says, "Idle hands are the devils workshop"!
 
"Lefty"
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.

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