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    After almost a year (feeling even worse since August last year) of feeling sad, lonely and worthless I finally started to feel better in the last few weeks. But now I feel like it’s happening again, I don’t know how long this feeling would last though - it could be days or months. Is there any way I can help myself before I’m in too deep again?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    After almost a year (feeling even worse since August last year) of feeling sad, lonely and worthless I finally started to feel better in the last few weeks. But now I feel like it’s happening again, I don’t know how long this feeling would last though - it could be days or months. Is there any way I can help myself before I’m in too deep again?
    Start talking to someone whom you feel confident confiding in sooner rather than later. Tell them what you’ve put here. Let them know you sense it coming back.
    Start reading up on mindfulness - books, apps, meditation, little things that offer you a bit of escapism so you are distracted for a bit.
    Get out the house ASAP - walk, exercise, go into town, ask a parent or sibling/friend to walk with you, walk a dog, pet-sit, try and get into a routine of getting out of the house when you can, preferably early morning or evening when it’s likely quieter, stops you sleeping in too.
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    You might be returning to habits that have been making you depressed. I'm no psychiatrist, but I've had the same experience many times: I have a period of my life where I'm very happy due to working out, eating well, socialising, and using my time effectively, but then I get lazy and stop doing these things. Then I get depressed. Just try and keep doing the things that REALLY make you feel good and happy, and practice self-love.
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    (Original post by Lily048)
    Start talking to someone whom you feel confident confiding in sooner rather than later. Tell them what you’ve put here. Let them know you sense it coming back.
    Start reading up on mindfulness - books, apps, meditation, little things that offer you a bit of escapism so you are distracted for a bit.
    Get out the house ASAP - walk, exercise, go into town, ask a parent or sibling/friend to walk with you, walk a dog, pet-sit, try and get into a routine of getting out of the house when you can, preferably early morning or evening when it’s likely quieter, stops you sleeping in too.
    I really don’t want to tell anyone. I didn’t talk to anyone before and yeah it was difficult but I managed to help myself.
    I’ve looked on the internet and it suggested mindfulness a few times so I think I’ll look into it.
    I do like getting out of the house and walking my dog but I don’t like seeing people when I’m out- thats what stops me from walking my dog. Thanks for your advice x
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    (Original post by Andyboi)
    You might be returning to habits that have been making you depressed. I'm no psychiatrist, but I've had the same experience many times: I have a period of my life where I'm very happy due to working out, eating well, socialising, and using my time effectively, but then I get lazy and stop doing these things. Then I get depressed. Just try and keep doing the things that REALLY make you feel good and happy, and practice self-love.
    I was actually going to the gym since Christmas but I haven’t been for the past 2 weeks- I need to get back into it but it’s hard after a break. Thanks for your advice
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I really don’t want to tell anyone. I didn’t talk to anyone before and yeah it was difficult but I managed to help myself.
    I’ve looked on the internet and it suggested mindfulness a few times so I think I’ll look into it.
    I do like getting out of the house and walking my dog but I don’t like seeing people when I’m out- thats what stops me from walking my dog. Thanks for your advice x
    I know it’s difficult to talk but it honestly does waaaay more good than not. People will only understand and want to help, believe me. No one judges people on such matters and if anything, may part some good advice of similar experiences (adults will have experienced similar events in sure because they have done life longer!)
    I recommend HeadSpace App - it’s free and very calming! Or look into ASMR on YouTube, helps me sleep.
    Like I said, early morning get ups, especially nearing spring time, will make for more pleasant silent walks, hope you get better soon x
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    After almost a year (feeling even worse since August last year) of feeling sad, lonely and worthless I finally started to feel better in the last few weeks. But now I feel like it’s happening again, I don’t know how long this feeling would last though - it could be days or months. Is there any way I can help myself before I’m in too deep again?
    Almost one year is nothing. I've been feeling sad, lonely and worthless for nearly 4 years now. There nothing that can really help. You just have to live your life and if those feelings come back, you just have to deal with them.
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    (Original post by jay2013)
    Almost one year is nothing. I've been feeling sad, lonely and worthless for nearly 4 years now. There nothing that can really help. You just have to live your life and if those feelings come back, you just have to deal with them.
    "Almost one year is nothing." Why be condescending?
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    (Original post by jay2013)
    Almost one year is nothing. I've been feeling sad, lonely and worthless for nearly 4 years now. There nothing that can really help. You just have to live your life and if those feelings come back, you just have to deal with them.
    Does it really matter? It’s not a competition. Oviously I still try to live my life but I don’t want to have to deal with these problems everyday- it’s too much
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    (Original post by Lily048)
    I know it’s difficult to talk but it honestly does waaaay more good than not. People will only understand and want to help, believe me. No one judges people on such matters and if anything, may part some good advice of similar experiences (adults will have experienced similar events in sure because they have done life longer!)
    I recommend HeadSpace App - it’s free and very calming! Or look into ASMR on YouTube, helps me sleep.
    Like I said, early morning get ups, especially nearing spring time, will make for more pleasant silent walks, hope you get better soon x
    I know people won’t judge but I feel like an idiot. I hate people knowing how I feel.
    Thank you x
 
 
 
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