Had bad news this week thst has lead to me feeling very anxious and stressed about everything. When this happens I tend to find it hard to get up as I don’t see a point. Today is normally my housework day, the place is now a mess as I had yesterday off and just stayed in bed all day. I want to get up and do it but finding it hard any help motivating me ?
Might be a random suggestion, but I find playing some loud upbeat music through a speaker really motivates me. You could try leaving your phone/laptop/device/Bluetooth speaker on your bedside table, so in the morning you can blast your favourite music. It works extra well if it gets you singing along.
Then you take the speaker with you to the bathroom, do your teeth and shower, throw some clothes on, and you're up for the day.
This is sometimes the only way I can motivate myself to do cleaning. Good luck!
The point in getting up my lovely, is you will feel better in yourself if you achieve something (even just getting dressed, having something to eat and making the bed). And you have the reward of being able to go back to bed later.
This is what I do when I’m overwhelmed and having a bad day. Only works on my days off work but, I watch TV and every time there is a break I do something, amazing what can be done in 3 minutes, I do this all throughout the day, I get to rest and also do what needs doing, hanging washing up, wash up, wipe down sinks etc. Works for me.
Having a list really helps me when I'm struggling to get out of bed. At my most depressed it will just be - have a shower - get dressed - eat something sensible If the day is a little better I'll add another easy job like put a wash on or unload the dishwasher. Be kind to yourself and don't expect too much. Being depressed is exhausting enough without adding pressure.
Thankyou so much for your replies, I have got up and washed dishes and put a load on so going to keep going while having breaks for mn and a smoke lol. I’ve been feeling like this for the last year and a half and it just doesn’t seem to be getting any better, I feel like I’m in a nightmare I can’t get out of. Me and my husband can’t concieve and our doctor is messing us about for referrals to specialist had two appointments that have been cancelled because of our gps mistakes. I would feel better if we had an appointment and knew where we were at. It’s just a cycle I think about it constantly and feel like I’m trapped waiting for this appointment.