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Stallone91

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For over a year now I've had mild anhedonia where I don't want to do much aside from lay in bed and play on my phone, but I would still go out with friends and it didn't impact my life much. But slowly and now recently, it's really starting to impact my life. I didn't get any enjoyment out of and loathed my past 2 jobs causing me to quit them even though I made decent money at one of them. Now I'm way underemployed but still work to pay bills. I procrastinate on schoolwork to the point where I don't study and don't do well in class. I don't see friends and am no longer affectionate with my girlfriend because I just don't want to. I don't have any hobbies any more and just lay in bed and go to work. I can't sleep when I lay down but when I'm up I don't want to do anything. Even self care is not there because I'm not motivated. When I do do stuff like play a video game, I can only focus for maybe 15 minutes max before I get bored and want to quit and lay back in bed. Anyone have any advice? I know I should force myself to do things I mean I do the bare minimum to get by with work and school to keep a roof over my head but that's about it. Everything else and even that seems like a massive chore and waste of time.
 
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Anhedonia! Oh yes I know that beast!
The only advice I can probably pass on is to keep pushing yourself gently to do things enjoy. I do and eventually, bit by bit, I noticed I was actually enjoying myself and was able to keep focused on a task for longer and longer periods. Motivation is hard to find and keep, the only way is by forming a new routine I find.
 
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Dont forget to brush your teeth. One cavity can spread to all of your teeth or loosen a tooth
 
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Dont forget to brush your teeth. One cavity can spread to all of your teeth or loosen a tooth
Thanks I really need to work on that and see a dentist. I can see I have cavities and tbh I'm pretty sure I have gingivitis
 
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