Monday, November 2, 2015

Depression sucks...

Every since getting a layoff notice on July 15th, my emotions have been on a whirlwind.  3 1/2 months later, I am still working at the same place with no idea how much longer I will be here. My anxiety is through the roof. I have put out numerous resumes, but sadly no phone calls.
 
Hence I am starting a new 5, 10, 15 plan.
 
5 minutes to plan my day (so that I don't waste it away wallowing)
10 minutes of some much needed exercise (even that is an effort right now)
15 minutes doing something I enjoy (sewing or scrapbooking)
 
If I can manage to do these 3 things daily, I tend to do more, but I'm not putting pressure on myself, that only defeats the purpose. (i'm not even putting housework on the list. that only depresses me more....)
 


2 comments:

  1. Thank you, 5,10 and 15 min plans sounds like a good plan for me. I have been laid off twice before and it is never fun and creates a very depressing work environment. Look after yourself and your workmates. Keep sending resumes out, I know it seems like a fruitless task but you need to put the word out that you are looking. Write yourself a list of the fun things you want to do when you do finish up at work - eg sewing. Having the time to sew what you like is a bonus, but no money to buy the wadding etc can be a downer, so if you plan which WIP you are going to tackle, at least you have priorities them in your budget.

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  2. Thanks, Sue. It's helpful to hear what others do to combat the depression and lack of motivation. So far, I have only manage the planning part (for 3 days), now to get up off the couch and do it!

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