Depression on the weekends

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Sadsong
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   Posted 7/24/2006 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else find that some days of the week are consistently harder for you to get through than others?  Weekends are ususally the toughest for me, especially when I don't have any plans.  I tend to stay in bed and feel sorry for myself.  Then I start felling guilty, which makes me even more depressed.  But, as soon as I pull myself out of bed and get back into my weekday routine I'm so much better.  I wish I could work through this and actually do some of the things I'd like to do on the weekends, but part of me just wants to veg out, another part of me just wants to be alone, and another part of me wants to be the center of attention and do lots of fun and interesting things, but just doesn't have the energy and/or motivation to do so.

CounterClockwise
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   Posted 7/24/2006 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes! Definitely! I took a week's holiday from work last week because I felt so dreadful and tired. What did I do? Reluctantly visit my Mum and Dad on the Wednesday and spend the rest of the week in an even worse state of lowness and anxiety, with a severe lack of going out of the house and a fair dose of slumping around and not showering every day (as per my routine)...! Back to work today and I actually feel more like I can function again. Knackered but functioning!

Best,
Rosie

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/24/2006 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate mondays sadsong. I dont know why, maybe its cos I have to go back to work after having the weekend off.
I know what you mean though, I think people do have certain times of the week where they feel down. I have friends who dread certain times of the week.

If I were you, try and make a plan for a day on the weekend, even if its only something small and the weekend might not be so bad. Don't do anything you feel you dont have the energy to do but just try something small for an hour or so.

Hope you feel better
Take care
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age


Sadsong
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   Posted 7/25/2006 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Victoria and Counterclosewise -

Thank you both for responding. It always makes me feel better just to know that there is at least one other person in this big huge world that is willing to listen to me and understands what I'm going through. Your support, advice, and encouragement is greatly appreciated! :)

I do sometimes try to make plans, but for some reason whenever I get home I get depressed. I start telling myself that yeah that sounded like a good idea, but I really don't want to do that. When that starts to happen I end up doing nothing, but stay in and read books or watch movies. It's not much of a life.

For example, tonight, I was going to start taking dance lessons, but when I got home I started to second guess myself and decided to stay home instead. My rational, as irrational as it may be, was due to the fact that I may not have fun. That may or may not be the case, but I'm not even willing to take that risk anymore and this is coming from someone who once threw all of her belongs into storage and drove across the country for two and a half months. It seems as thought that spirted and independant woman has been lost and I really want to find her again.

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/26/2006 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
When you think to yourself that you may not have fun a the dance class, think to yourself 'will it be more fun than staying at home and feeling down'????

Sometimes I dont do things because I feel down and think that I might not like what I am going to do. When I have decided to stay at home, I have felt worse becasue Im stuck in the same situation as always.
When I have actually gone out and done the thing that I had arranged, Ive been so pleased I had gone as i enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. Sometimes the fear of going is worse than actually going.

Take care sadsong and think poitive about finding that independent woman again, she isnt lost - she ll be there somewhere
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age


janlewa
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   Posted 7/26/2006 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
that's true coz even I feel the same thing. during weekend I stay at home instead of going out, and I must say that am nt introvert at all, i love partying!! but ..i am so very depressed during weekends..all natural.

shell67
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   Posted 7/26/2006 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Im also that way, i want a day off, but when i get it, i waste to many by being so down and secluding myself. I dont think im an introvert, just scared, i hate the fear. I have gotten better at beating that fear recently, but not all the way yet. I will get there, i got my fingers crossed! I have to tell myself to much that, there is a whole world out there, and youre missing it!!! I wish you all the best, and Victoria, i hope we all find our independant selves that we lost somewhere!!
shell
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
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*MovinOn*
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   Posted 8/3/2006 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly what you mean. Weekends have been hard for me lately too. I think its just too much time to sit around and think about things we don't want to think about. Maybe a mini vacation to get away from it all trip would help.

Rianna
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   Posted 8/5/2006 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...I just saw this post and immediately clicked on it, because I was just getting ready to post the same thing. I am so glad you posted this sadsong! I too feel very much like you in that I feel very down and very lonely on weekends. I don't have much family (they are in Florida, and I live in Ohio) and most of my friends here have moved away..so I am pretty much alone. I used to go to church by myself because that would lift my spirits..but I don't even do that anymore..because I can't seem to find the motivation..and when I do go to church..I just feel even more lonely because I see all the couples and cliques there. I am so tired of doing things alone all the time. The only thing I have done this weekend was go out and buy a new bra this morning..and then I took a nap this afternoon..then read a book called "Battlefield of the mind" and now just checking my e-mails. Tomorrow I will go grocery shopping and wash the car..and that is it for my weekends. I actually look forward to going back to work on Monday..pretty sad huh? I hate weekends as well..especially Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I know I need to get out and do something..but most of the time..never have the money or motivation. There are singles dances..but only on Sunday nights. It's tough when I have to go to work on Mondays. I have tried to find places where they have Bingo and card games, and have been unable to find anything. I have no idea what to do with myself!!

Sadsong
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   Posted 8/5/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, some folks get the doldrums durning the week, us we get 'em on the weekends. I do think that we're all rather lucky though, since we only have to face 'em 2 days of out 7! :)~ I guess one of the things that's really helped me lately is getting regular excerise. I know, I know, we've all heard it before, but since I've started running (and I really hate mornings) I've had so much more energy and the weekends don't seem to be that much of hastle. (I went for a hike last weekend even though my house was and still is a wreck. I figured that we don't get that many clear blue sunny days where I live and I'd much rather hike up a mountain that being stuck inside washing dishes!) :) It worked wonders for my outlook! :)
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