Running out of Distractions

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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/10/2011 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   

I have dealt with depression over the last 16 years or so. And always find distractions to focus on to keep me going. But now I believe I have finally crossed the point of no return. I just can't break this current funk, no energy, nothing to look forward to, and nothing makes me happy. The simple trivial things get me frustrated. I feel IM just drifting through life. I defiantly do not believe in salvation through pills. My friends just assume my life is great, it’s really hard pretending. No one understands why I quit going out, and other then work, avoid all social situations. My hope in posting this to strangers is to see if anyone else has or is in the same boat, and their methods of coping. eyes

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   Posted 10/10/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  You sound like you are describing my own feelings as I have been where you are and I still slip back there from time to time.  It is easy to feel that things will not get any better. This is not true. I have been dealing with depression and anxiety for 29 years and I refurse to give up. 

Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make you feel fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense.

I for one find that there are times when I'm not living in the moment, thinking about the past or the future excessively, it can be overwhelming. The problem with the mind wandering, I find is it globalizes, and starts to become overwhelmed, or I've found I've personally felt guilty or overwhelmed by what I'm not doing and what needs to be done, then it just leads to thinking in the future or past and not in the moment, which sometimes leads to procrastination, which brings the whole cycle full circle.

"The past is never there when you try to go back.  It exists, but only in memory.  To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess."  ~ Chris Cobbs

Stay in the moment and look for something new to help you feel better.  You will be OK.




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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/10/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I can tell you understand, based on the fact you picked up on the anxiety, fear and the feeling of being overwhelmed without me even adding that. But yes, those feelings are killer on occasions. And yes, perhaps dwelling in the past is not the best thing to do. I feel a little better knowing that IM not alone. Never could quite explain it to people, I guess you only know when you been there.

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   Posted 10/10/2011 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eurydice,

I too would like to welcome you to the forum. I am truly glad that you have joined us.

You got some really good advice from Kitt I think. She is one smart lady. And know that you aren't alone in this. We have all been there. As Kitt would say, we are all a work in progress.

I truly hope that you feel better soon. Do try to stay in the now. It really helps to simplify our lives. After all, we can only do one thing at a time. (I am no multitasker!) Therefore thinking of that one thing gets us farther ahead in the long run.

I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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