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    Like it says in the title :o:

    Recently I've been feeling really stressed/anxious and I can't really attribute it to anything. I seem to have a major low almost every evening.. I don't feel like doing anything, I feel tired the whole time.. yeah and like I said each evening I seem to get into a right unhappy even tearful state.

    It's a bit odd. I think perhaps I am just stressed or I'm burning out or something.. I have quite a lot of work to do and this perpetual apathy is holding me back.. then when I don't get much done, I end up feeling even more useless/stressed.

    I almost have an sense of kind of impending doom or failure accompanying this as well. It's really bizaree.. I feel quite confused and I'm not enjoying these evening lows at all.

    What's weird is the way I'm swinging between moods. Earlier today I felt quite cheerful and positive. No event has happened since to make me feel bad.. it's Friday I ought to be happy!
    But as the hours have drawn on since getting home I've just gotten increasingly hopeless/miserable.

    For a number of years I would say I have been prone to negativity and perhaps a little bit of sadness here and there.. general low self esteem perhaps. But not this. It's freaky. I feel like I'm changing into something I'm not. I like myself less every day.

    Maybe it's just in the evenings I have time to brew over stupid mistakes I've made throughout the day and depress myself with these. I feel perhaps a little detached from other people at the moment.

    Testament to this is perhaps that I am posting my feelings on TSR instead of talking to a real person, haha.

    I just feel frustrated like I'm going nowhere, like arrgh I don't know what this is! I shouldn't feel this way; there is no cause. There's nothing wrong with my life.. it doesn't seem to matter how well I do or how hard I try - it's just this dark mood settling over me.

    :eek3:


    Oh this post is pointless. *snap out of it*
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    Hm. You could be depressed, have you seen a GP?

    I felt like that for some years, then I did see a GP...turns out I was depressed :p:
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    All I can say is same here but Ive a history of depression, stress and anxiety, worsened by several developing disabilities that mean I really dont want to do the work cos it hurts/getting harder and then hate myself for not doing it.
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    Aw op, don't be so hard on yourself. Most people in their lives go through some kind of stage where they feel down and hopeless. How long have you felt like this?
    If it's more the evenings where you tend to brew over feeling miserable, perhaps make more effort to go out, socialise? I know it's the last thing you want to do, i've been there myself and made the mistake of becoming completely withdrawn, and in the end just spent all day crying (this was also when i was trying to decide whether to leave uni or not). But try and meet friends, go out, take your mind off things. You need to have time to rest and enjoy life instead of working constantly.
    Do you plan your work? Make lists so it's less daunting and start with the small and easy tasks. This way it won't seem like such a large amount and when you start to cross off jobs it will hopefully motivate you a bit more.
    It may just be a phase- mine certainly was, and once i had gotten over the stress of dropping out of uni and moving back home, i was back to myself soon enough. If however it carries on, then it may be sensible to go talk to your GP, especially if it starts to affect your work performance.
    But in the main part, don't think of yourself as strange for feeling like this, many people do. And try not to detach yourself from others, go out and do things with friends and i'm sure you will start to feel more like yourself. Perhaps confide in a close friend how you've been feeling so they can encourage you to go out in future?
    Good luck, try and smile
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Like it says in the title :o:

    Recently I've been feeling really stressed/anxious and I can't really attribute it to anything. I seem to have a major low almost every evening.. I don't feel like doing anything, I feel tired the whole time.. yeah and like I said each evening I seem to get into a right unhappy even tearful state.

    It's a bit odd. I think perhaps I am just stressed or I'm burning out or something.. I have quite a lot of work to do and this perpetual apathy is holding me back.. then when I don't get much done, I end up feeling even more useless/stressed.

    I almost have an sense of kind of impending doom or failure accompanying this as well. It's really bizaree.. I feel quite confused and I'm not enjoying these evening lows at all.

    What's weird is the way I'm swinging between moods. Earlier today I felt quite cheerful and positive. No event has happened since to make me feel bad.. it's Friday I ought to be happy!
    But as the hours have drawn on since getting home I've just gotten increasingly hopeless/miserable.

    For a number of years I would say I have been prone to negativity and perhaps a little bit of sadness here and there.. general low self esteem perhaps. But not this. It's freaky. I feel like I'm changing into something I'm not. I like myself less every day.

    Maybe it's just in the evenings I have time to brew over stupid mistakes I've made throughout the day and depress myself with these. I feel perhaps a little detached from other people at the moment.

    Testament to this is perhaps that I am posting my feelings on TSR instead of talking to a real person, haha.

    I just feel frustrated like I'm going nowhere, like arrgh I don't know what this is! I shouldn't feel this way; there is no cause. There's nothing wrong with my life.. it doesn't seem to matter how well I do or how hard I try - it's just this dark mood settling over me.

    :eek3:


    Oh this post is pointless. *snap out of it*

    I feel exactly the same. Well not at this very moment but often i do = / it comes and goes.
 
 
 
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