I'm halfway through a masters in social work and am quickly approaching the summer break - I'm dreading it.
I suffer with mild depression and anxiety and have been on anti-depressants a few times over the years. At the moment I am not receiving any treatment at all and am trying to cope on my own. When I'm busy, I don't feel it as much. I feel much better when I have a sense of purpose and a routine I have to stick to.
I have just handed in my last essay for this year and having nothing to do this weekend I'm already feeling extremely panicked. I haven't been able to move all day and have just shut myself away. I'm really worried that with such a long summer break, things will just get worse and worse.
I moved to a new area for my course but I'm not actually living near the uni. Being on a professional course and out on placement I haven't really had time to make friends where I live and I don't know anyone here.
Does anyone else feel like this about the holidays and what do they do to cope?
Anxiety about the holidays - is it just me? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 21-05-2016 19:49
- 21-05-2016 19:53
No i agree with you, i hate it too because i feel lost and purposeless plus i'm always on my own and things tend to go wrong in the summer anyway, people dying etc so i feel you
- 26-05-2016 17:09
I'm in the same boat, when the holidays start I'll go from busy to having an insane amount of free time. Free time often means time spent alone which tends to lead to depression so yeah, holiday periods cause a lot of anxiety for me :/ it's the same if I have nothing to do on a weekend. As much as I like having a break it gets boring after a few days, and my university holidays are like 3-4 months long.
- 26-05-2016 20:41
Feel similar about it also the heat and stuff. Think the best thing to do is plan stuff into your holidays.