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Old 5th March 2019, 4:42 PM   #16
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Well isolation causes depression.

Please try to get out into the community. We are not meant to walk this path alone.

Have a beautiful day my friend!
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Old 5th March 2019, 5:08 PM   #17
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Until May for a regular doctorís appointment? Where do you live?
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Old 6th March 2019, 12:16 AM   #18
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I live in a very isolated city. Most of the doctors are overbooked as it is and aren't taking new patients. The closest doctor to me that is taking patients is almost an hour away. It's hard out here for a toast


I went to the gym today. I feel a bit better but I still have absolutely no energy at home.
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Old 6th March 2019, 1:13 AM   #19
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I went to the gym today. I feel a bit better but I still have absolutely no energy at home.
This is the key for me, energy begats energy. I'm not a gym rat so has to be something fun - biking, tennis, hiking, etc. Honestly, the only days I feel lethargic are the ones when I don't get exercise.

Do something in the morning before your school/work day starts, even if only a walk. The lift will help order the rest of your day...

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Old 6th March 2019, 7:01 AM   #20
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Idk man I walk well over a mile every day so I think it has to do with more than exercise. I don't watch TV either and I consume a lot of nutrients. I wish I had more energy to be around people outside of a school or work setting.
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Old 6th March 2019, 7:18 AM   #21
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Are you getting restful sleep?
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Old 6th March 2019, 9:07 AM   #22
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@d0nnivain . I can't afford to pay someone to help with the house but I've been trying to do a little bit every day.
You are in a college town on the other side of the country from your family, right? That is factoring into this.

As for cost, how big is your place? If we're talking a 1 BR apartment you should be able to find somebody to clean it in a college town for $50 or less. Post an add on Craigslist, check out Thumbtack or TaskRabbit. Your fellow college students are also broke. Somebody would be happy to clean for not a lot of money.

I know when you are a broke college student, every penny counts but getting this place clean will boost your energy because the mess will stop sucking your energy & enable you to sleep better. It's also cheaper then a doctor.

Another option is force yourself. Set a timer on your phone for 15 minutes. Make yourself clean for the whole 15 minutes. If you still have energy when the timer goes off, keep cleaning. If you are wiped out, at least the place is 15 minutes cleaner then it was.

Finally I read this jump start technique in a self help book years ago. Get a paper & pen. Make a list of all the petty annoyances in your life: the shirt with the missing button; the messy bathroom; the pile of laundry; the assignment in that class you have been putting off; your job search. Whatever is annoying you or not right in your life, it goes on the list from the petty to the profound. Just keep writing until you have everything that is not perfect in your life on paper. Now put the list away. Seriously. Fold up the paper & put it in a drawer. Set a time when you will work on it. How about this Sunday or next Saturday? You have to pick a day when you have 4-5 hours to devote to this. Get out your list & re-read it. You will shocked that there is stuff you can already cross off that list as having been done. Now highlight the things that you can actually accomplish in the time you have set aside: sewing the button; doing the laundry; all the small stuff. Set about doing them. When your 4-5 hours is up or when you run out of energy after that time, quit. Put the list away again with the idea that you will pick it back up in a week etc. Eventually the niggling stuff will get handled & you will feel so much lighter.
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Old 6th March 2019, 10:09 AM   #23
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If you’re in college, why don’t you have healthcare access to your university health center?

Personally, I need to get a bit of sun exposure and keep myself busy (physically and/or mentally) to do the job.

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I never have energy to do anything. Even caffeine doesn't help. I have school and work every day and I spend most of my spare time on homework and essays. My house is a mess and I have difficulty even getting out of the house outside of going to work or class.. I'm doing great at school and work but my personal life is falling into disrepair. I can't have friends over while my house is a mess and I'm getting pretty depressed. How do I get energy without the help of substances? I really need some help.
please consult a good psychiatrist crispytoast
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Old 6th March 2019, 10:27 AM   #25
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Idk man I walk well over a mile every day so I think it has to do with more than exercise. I don't watch TV either and I consume a lot of nutrients. I wish I had more energy to be around people outside of a school or work setting.
Walking a mile is really nothing. Personally, I need at least 3 miles of brisk walking to count as physical exercise.
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Walking a mile is really nothing. Personally, I need at least 3 miles of brisk walking to count as physical exercise.
JuneL are you talking about 3 additional miles on top of your regular everyday walking? or 3 miles total? because that doesn't seem like much (the latter I mean)
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JuneL are you talking about 3 additional miles on top of your regular everyday walking? or 3 miles total? because that doesn't seem like much (the latter I mean)
I meant 3 additional miles. Actually I need to do brisk walking on a trail to count it as physical activity. I agree doing regular walking for 3 miles is nothing, let alone just 1 mile.
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Old 6th March 2019, 12:59 PM   #28
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If youíre in college, why donít you have healthcare access to your university health center?

Personally, I need to get a bit of sun exposure and keep myself busy (physically and/or mentally) to do the job.
I go to a community college and we don't have university health care unfortunately.
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As for cost, how big is your place? If we're talking a 1 BR apartment you should be able to find somebody to clean it in a college town for $50 or less. Post an add on Craigslist, check out Thumbtack or TaskRabbit. Your fellow college students are also broke. Somebody would be happy to clean for not a lot of money.

I know when you are a broke college student, every penny counts but getting this place clean will boost your energy because the mess will stop sucking your energy & enable you to sleep better. It's also cheaper then a doctor.
I have a 2br to myself and it's costing a majority of my money. One of the rooms is an art studio which is a necessity for me, I need a room separate from my bedroom to be able to work and be creative. Getting another housemate isn't an option.. I've moved 5 times in the last year because of things like drug addict housemates, people stealing from me, & generally crazy behavior. I'm way happier living alone eating rice and beans constantly. But I'm currently behind on credit card payments, don't have internet, etc, all of my money goes into gas and food to go to school (it's a 40 minute drive from my house) so I can't really justify paying someone to clean for me
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please consult a good psychiatrist
I don't really see how this would help.
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Old 6th March 2019, 1:47 PM   #29
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I have a 2br to myself and it's costing a majority of my money. One of the rooms is an art studio which is a necessity for me, I need a room separate from my bedroom to be able to work and be creative. Getting another housemate isn't an option.. I've moved 5 times in the last year because of things like drug addict housemates, people stealing from me, & generally crazy behavior. I'm way happier living alone eating rice and beans constantly. But I'm currently behind on credit card payments, don't have internet, etc, all of my money goes into gas and food to go to school (it's a 40 minute drive from my house) so I can't really justify paying someone to clean for me.
Only you know what your priorities are. Personally I would have painted & been creative in the living room & moved some place closer to school.
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The city closer to school is full of meth & crackheads, constant car break-ins, house robberies, etc. Regular kidnappings, disappearances and murders that go unsolved. My friend & her son were robbed at gunpoint a few weeks ago, the list goes on. I moved out of there for a reason. And that's the same reason I don't want a housemate. My county is the highest rate of drug addiction and murder in the province I live in, I trust few people here and let fewer get close to me. I choose living in the city that's next to the university (not the community college). It's a little better, there's actually some young people here that aren't strung out.
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