Now that it's 11 years later, I wonder how you faired? Being stuck on the couch is constant through the ages. Did you have any advice to share, looking back??
Can sloth be termainal? I'm afraid it may be in my case. I'm in what's known as a major depressive episode, which most of you are probably familiar with. I lost a job in October, but was given enough severence to last a few months, thank God. But instead of looking for or accepting another job that I may not want, I'm seemingly unable to get my A** off the couch. Extreme lack of motivation, even with the horrible sense of guilt that comes with it, has overtaken me. I have family suport (from another state) and friends that I can call when I need to talk to somebody..but even with those blessings I'm unable to get myself going, even in the face of personal and financial oblivion. What is wrong? It's becoming really scary..but of course, this feels like whining. The obvious answer would seem to be "just buck-up and get going." But it feels like an impossibility. How is it possible to lose the will to even help myself? Good God! I'm taking Lexipro, since Paxil stopped working about he same time I was laid off. Not working, but that may be the job situation. Don't know if it's the chicken or the egg. I know I HAVE to get going, but feel as if I'm being strongly pulled back to the couch every time I try and my ability to resist is crap! Anyone have experience with this? What did you do? I'm praying a lot, too. No solutions yet..so maybe the buck-up thing is all I can hope for. or all that is really available in the end.