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How do I break the cycle?

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Rain__

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I've noticed that I have this cycle. It consists of feeling down, low self esteem, paranoia that no one cares or people that do I question it, crying, no energy (I just want to lay here) and even get to the point where I just dont want to exist anymore.

Then the next stage is picking myself up, motivating myself to do just the little things like clean my room or take a shower. I feel productive. But then I begin to get unsatisfied as though I should be doing more. I begin to self critic myself and beat myself up (mentally). Which then in turn leaves me with the above ^^^.

There are occasions where I do fight through it and am happy. But it doesn't last. It becomes difficult for me to do things mentally and physically. I become completely drained of energy.

After realising this never ending cycle I cant help but fear that I will never be happy for a longer period of time. I do think I am too hard on myself but I don't know how to stop that.

Any suggestions of how to break out pf this cycle??

Thanks
 
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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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Have you thought about cognitive behavioral therapy?
 
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Rain__

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I have never heard of it. What is it? Is it something I can do myself?
 
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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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No sorry. You need a therapist to do it. It is a thought changing therapy.
 
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Rain__

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Ahh okay. Well I went to therapy for 3 years and it was really helpful. That was when I was at university. Now that I have moved back home (where no one knows about my mental health) I can't find a way to actually go to therapy.
 
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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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I'm sorry you can't do therapy anymore. Maybe you can try positive affirmations and writing positive quality, and gratitude lists and read them everyday. Plus talk on here.
 
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Rain__

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Yeah I used to make lists like that before. I'll try them again.
 
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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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That's a real good idea. I should write more lists like that. :)
 
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