- Oct 17, 2021
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
You arent taking anything like an anti depressant?Hi, so if your asking have I ever taken medication for it. The answer is no.
Do you recommend it?
It is possible you just need to rest then, as you have now left the job. Are you getting out for a walk in the mornings? It is so important for low mood and also sleep.I pretty much have dealt with my anxiety my whole life but due to many therapeutic exerices, I have that under control.
I am possibly falling into a depression. Over the past 10,11 days. I spend the day predominantly happy but also calm. After around 10pm, I seem to get into a lower mood.
But due to a friends advice last Friday, I dont look at that as a bad thing. I don't fight the low mood so much. I know that eventually I will feel better.
I am possibly recovering from a burnout which I got from my job which I quit around one month ago.
And no, I am not taking anti-depressants
So today, I was able to wake up to my alarm straight away at 10am. But I did not fall asleep untill after 2am, I do go for walks, but I am a phasic person. So for 3 months I'll walk everyday and then for 3 months I'll walk once a week.It is possible you just need to rest then, as you have now left the job. Are you getting out for a walk in the mornings? It is so important for low mood and also sleep.
Is this the first time you had depression?
I think it is serious if it goes on too long because it can be hard to get better if you get too ill.
Antidepressants are so helpful but if you can function without, it is better of course.
Sleep problems are serious too. What times are you able to sleep?
10 am is quite late getting up, maybe getting up at 8am would mean you fall asleep easier.So today, I was able to wake up to my alarm straight away at 10am. But I did not fall asleep untill after 2am, I do go for walks, but I am a phasic person. So for 3 months I'll walk everyday and then for 3 months I'll walk once a week.
I understand the power of walking though. Another thing is that in the morning I am fine.
Thanks for you input though
Water yes, vitamins. I forget every now and again but I do take them. And today I got up at 9:45 which was the exact time set for my alarm. I will set it for 9:30 tomorrow.10 am is quite late getting up, maybe getting up at 8am would mean you fall asleep easier.
That daily pattern, it is quite common. Some people are better in the evening and some in the morning. It could be depression that needs medication at some point so keep it in mind.
Are you taking vitamins and fish oils? Drinking plenty of water? Good diet. That will help. Fish oils are very good for depression.
Lavender oil i think is the best sleep aid.
If your mind is busy, you could listen to calming music very quietly.
Sunshine in the morning is essential, every other day at least you really must grab your hat and coat and get a walk. Tawny's order