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I’ve been struggling with my mental health for the past 11 years so it’s happened before but .... I can’t stop waking up depressed in the morning and it’s wearing me out. I’m exhausted of feeling like this and I just want it to stop. I can’t seem to find what I need to do in order to make myself better, I’m usually pretty okay at rationalising things and telling myself I’ll get out of my episodes but there’s little respite in between my depressive episode as of the last year and I don’t know.... how do you guys go about lifting yourself out of bed when you wake up feeling like the world is weighing you down?
 
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I have a dog to walk daily regardless of how I feel so that works for me, by the time we've got back and I've been out in the fresh air for an hour. If you're able to why not go for a walk for an hour or a run? Everybody seems to have been taking up the couch to 5K through lockdown, even if they didn't run before.

Some supplements like B12, Capsacin, and Q10 can give you a boost of mental energy. I usually find if I can give myself a feeling that I have a bit more energy then I'm also more likely to manage physio and then that will also help further cos I've managed to do some exercise.

My minimum target for a day is I must have at least met my dogs needs, walk, food, play etc that day, anything else is a bonus cos it depends how much energy I have or how much pain I'm in.

I find fun video games lift my mood too so when I've no choice but to rest and can't even sit up long enough to do a watercolour picture or something playing on a video game that doesn't require much movement but has some puzzles to solve or something helps, then at least my brain is getting a workout even if my body hasn't moved much!! :D
 
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I eat breakfast and want to go back to sleep....but alas, I can't...I have bills to pay.

So, how about coming up with things that you HAVE to do...things that are required. Twinkle Toes dog walking was such a suggestion.

You could also try drinking something with caffeine.
 
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Hi @Mastercheds
Depression is more likely in the morning because that's when the stress hormone cortisol is at its highest level during the day. I just force myself out of bed in the morning, because I set an alarm clock to help me do so.
 
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Light! Light! Light!

Seriously, sleep with the curtains/blinds open and let the light hit you up in the morning. Light triggers us into action. Get a dose of that every morning and it should help.

Also, how's your sleep pattern?
 
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not good for security! can get alarm clocks that have a light that comes on gradually like natural light and lamp things for S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder)
 
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