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To have no motivation to do anything?

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FedupofbeingtoldIcantusemyname Sat 22-Oct-16 13:51:30

Well, actually, I know that I ABU but I don't know what to do about it.

I just have no motivation. The house needs tidying. The garden needs sorting. I have uni work to do. I desperately need a shower. But I just can't seem to muster the energy to drag my lazy arse off the sofa and do anything.

DP is at work all day and I have no friends to spend time with really. So there's just no incentive to get up and do anything. What's the point? I have no one to see or talk to all day.

I have a job but it doesn't start for a few weeks and before then I have half term and I'm totally dreading it because DP will be at work all day every day and I just know I'm going to spend all day sitting around watching tv and doing fuck all. I'm worried that when I start work I'm going to end up fucking it up because I'm finding it really hard to get up in the morning, even to go to uni. What's wrong with me? Why do I feel so stuck?

Stripeyblanket Sat 22-Oct-16 21:19:51

Could you be depressed? Sometimes it's even the hardest thing to turn on the washing machine or have a wash etc...

Go and see your GP. Try and muster up enough energy to go for a twenty minute walk a day.
See if there are any local daytime groups you could attend to get out and about and meeting new people.
Has your DH said anything? Have you tried talking to him?

WashingMatilda Sat 22-Oct-16 22:17:43

How awful for you. I agree with stripey that it sounds very much like onset of depression.
Last September I had the exact same feelings of total apathy and like there was no point in moving, working, washing myself, even getting dressed. I ended up getting signed off for four weeks and put on meds..It was incredibly difficult but now over a year later I am feeling back to myself again.
Are you eating okay? Or sleeping too much or too little?
I think if you Google the symptoms of depression you might be surprised.
You should pop down to the GP and explain. It is very very common and they will be well used to it.
Start off slowly, just maybe make a goal for yourself that you will just Hoover the first day. Then the next day you will have a shower. Then the next go for a walk around the block. Then the next day pop into town etc etc. Unfortunately the less you know you less you want to do and the harder it will be to start work when you need to.
Not working can be very debilitating though. You may find when you start the new job that you get a bit more get up and go, because you have to.

Timeforabiscuit Sat 22-Oct-16 22:23:31

That sounds really hard, do you have support services through your university? I found them very useful, they had some free apps which helped when i didnt want to talk to anyone.

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