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I am suffering with depression that is causing me to be extremely fatigued. Being tired all the time has me at a lack of focus and I just want to sleep. But even when I lay in bed it takes a while to sleep. I’m miserable and really not sure what to do during this challenging time. How do I get up and do my school work and hang out with my bf when all I want to do is lay in bed when I’m doing those things?
Hey there, depression can feel debilitating and sounds like it’s been super difficult to be motivated especially during this time with Covid. I think right now it’s normal for lots to feel miserable. Sometimes when we can’t sleep it can be better to wake up and have a tea, write out our thoughts and distract with this rather than thinking about not sleeping. There’s probably so many things you’re thinking about along with others too. Are you taking any medications, sleep aids etc that might help? Exercising can also help with endorphins to make you feel a little better and even help tire the body so you can sleep.
Can you be honest with BF about your feelings too? Naming these feelings and getting support is important.
Sorry for the late reply- is also be happy to do a free consult with you if you are interested-
What have you tried as of yet? I’d like some others to chime in too.