Bad Mood for Months

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Hey guys,

Obviously this year has been rubbish for us all and I'm sure the whole lockdown has had an impact on many of us in terms of our mental health. However, 2020 has been a bit of a struggle for me.

In January, my girlfriend broke up with me (reasons I won't go into) and it hurt really badly, especially since she was my first proper gf. Even though we were only in a relationship for 3 months, because our university is quite small, I often saw her about after the breakup which really didn't help. I spent quite a few nights after that feeling sad, lost and lonely. It was actually a little relief for me when it was announced university would be suspended in March and so now I've been home since then.

To help fill in some time, I got a temporary job in a local shop and while it's easy work and pays well, I don't particularly enjoy it because the supervisor is not a very pleasant to me especially. A couple of times he seems to have singled me out for something I've done and I felt like having a go at him.
Recently, being stuck at home has been frustrating for me and it has led to me being snappy with my parents, getting annoyed by minor things and not feeling motivated at all.
All of these factors combined seem to have resulted in me experiencing frequent changes in my mood from day to day, and even during the day itself. I don't think I've had a week this year where I haven't felt pretty miserable and/or sad on at least 1-2 days.
Because I've felt this way over quite an extended period of time, I was wondering if people had any recommendations as to what I could do to help myself get out of this 'rut' and start being more positive. Apologies this post is a bit long-winded but any advice would be appreciated!
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My Y13 and part time work got cut short with the lockdown, and while I haven't had a particularly traumatic or stressful year, I've also felt a bit like you have. I've been having mood swings and have snapped at my parents and close friends quite a lot. Imo, in your case, it's just you were in a bad situation, made worse by being under house arrest with your parents and not being able to properly get out and socialise. Similar to me, I think it's a lack of purpose that just means there's no real outlet.

My method of coping has been to pickup some skills for work in September, Excel and VBA, that way I feel like I'm doing something constructive for when the world resumes and it gives a sort of sense of stability. Maybe do an online course or start looking into internships/jobs for when you leave uni?

Otherwise, the only concrete thing that would fix a lot of this would be lockdown ending and being a *****y memory. Not much solace, sorry
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My Y13 and part time work got cut short with the lockdown, and while I haven't had a particularly traumatic or stressful year, I've also felt a bit like you have. I've been having mood swings and have snapped at my parents and close friends quite a lot. Imo, in your case, it's just you were in a bad situation, made worse by being under house arrest with your parents and not being able to properly get out and socialise. Similar to me, I think it's a lack of purpose that just means there's no real outlet.

My method of coping has been to pickup some skills for work in September, Excel and VBA, that way I feel like I'm doing something constructive for when the world resumes and it gives a sort of sense of stability. Maybe do an online course or start looking into internships/jobs for when you leave uni?

Otherwise, the only concrete thing that would fix a lot of this would be lockdown ending and being a *****y memory. Not much solace, sorry
Haha yea not much we can do really, although I guess it's a positive that we are able to recognise when we're not feeling ourselves. I've been trying to do the odd online course but haven't really been motivated to see them through, will try harder with that over the next few weeks.
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