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Feeling down - need practical advice

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runnerselbow Thu 12-May-16 18:28:33

Hi not really sure what I'm looking for from writing here, but just feel like I need some wise, practical words or an outside perspective. Basically just feeling a bit down... recently moved back to UK and am self-employed. Moved to a city with one good friend but don't really know anyone else. Found a flat quickly but (not complaining but think it's part of what's getting me down) it's very small and there's not much daylight gets in... I usually work from home and enjoy my own company by and large, but I'm somehow not being very productive and finding myself not wanting to get out of bed in the morning... Until recently I was training for a marathon and now it's over feel a little lost. Feeling a little lonely and slightly overwhelmed. Just a bit worried that if I slip down I'll struggle to get back up again. Have suffered from serious depression in the past and so worried about going back there. I think the enormity of settling in has hit me and I miss where I was before. Today have felt very listless and slightly sick and not really up to much. Haven't exercised for several weeks during marathon recovery and have found myself drinking in the evenings out of boredom and loneliness. I was going to attend a meetup event at the weekend but didn't go in the end as I wasn't feeling up to it. Silly I know, but I was worried about feeling worse. Having a bit of culture shock I think. If anyone has any advice for pulling myself out of this rut it'd be so much appreciated!

xandra588 Fri 13-May-16 11:50:17

Hey there. Moving to a new place to me is like beginning a new life. Last time I had to move, I didn't go out with weeks simply bcuz I didn't know anyone. Felt like I was trapped inside my new home. I think the key to getting out of this is socializing a little more. Go out with your friend and meet new people. You seem to be a nice person, you'll get through it, you just need time. wink
xx
~Xandra

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