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So tired of being stuck...

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Mar 17, 2020 | Replies (28)

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Ah! This is the quagmire of depression. I don’t anticipate. —pause—. liking —doing much of anything. Do you know what I find to be blissful?! Laying down on my bed. In complete repose. And drifting off to sleep. I do understand what you mean though. There are a lot of societal norms we do that we hate, without giving ourselves permission to stop doing them. I’m at the point now, where I need to replace them with something. And I can’t figure out with what! So much is the result of being the offspring of narcissistic parents. That I failed to develop an understanding of what “I want” is because it was shut down, early, in order to nurture what Others want. So the hurdle I am facing is a truly a difficult one. But I am so grateful to find support from you and others here. At MayoClinic Connect. It IS giving me strength. I can feel it!

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@lindak1tx Linda, in your relaxation and repose, gently ask yourself what would you like to do. Be aware of the thoughts that come into your mind and roll them around there. Examine them from all sides and then listen for which ones just feel right to you. You can start with a little steps from there. I am so happy to hear that you are feeling positive results and Mayo Connect is helping you get through all of this. We are all here for each other!