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Stuck: Lost All Ambition

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Jan 27, 2020 | Replies (44)

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@elwooodsdad

It is an adjustment. Some of it can be assisted with anti depressants. The rest is changing your expectations, and not concerning yourself with the expectations of others. I am 72, and cannot remember a time that depression was not part of my life. I am on a medication protocol that works as well as can be expected. Regardless of what medications you are prescribed, life will not be rainbows and unicorns. I volunteer, mostly with church and social betterment causes. Giving of my time helps others, and takes my focus to them instead of me. Yes, some days it is hard. If you have a down day, have a down day because you know it isn’t permanent. If you don’t recover from the down days, then intercession is necessary. If you can have a pet, and don’t have a dog or cat…get one. Loving something that loves you back is great medicine. Enjoy the fact you are able to just be. Read, volunteer, pray, walk, or whatever you feel like, or not. It is your call for a change.

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I volunteered for a few years after I retired. I don’t do it anymore. I’d like to and I enjoyed it, but right now it seems such an effort. Isolating for a while now.