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Anyone else really struggling for no apparent reason?
My life is great on paper. Yet I feel absolutely miserable, overwhelmed and stressed. Can't cope without drinking and smoking weed every single night.
Is this just the covid-19 blues? Is everyone else feeling the same way?

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Drinking and smoking are both depressants so if you’re already bumming because Covid or some depression going on, they are making it worse. I know it’s not that easy to just not drink or smoke weed but try skipping a few nights and just see how you feel. Do get your endorphins up try upping some cardio- go for a walk/hike/run/bike ride, jump rope, skate, anything to make your adrenaline fire up.

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I feel you. Often times I feel guilt for voicing that I am sort of losing my mind in waves to my friends that aren't as financially stable. But, money buys less stress, not necessarily more happiness.

I do also suggest the avoiding drinking at least, replace it with something else like taking walks and getting more outside time. It's helped a lot just jumping on the treadmill for 20 minutes a day!

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Cut out the booze and go for a long walk

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Highly recommend therapy!!

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I’m on the same boat as OP I’m on therapy now. I still don’t know how it will help me in the long run. Obviously is nice to get shit out of your chest.

But I’m very aware of everything the therapist bounce back to me. Is not like I’m figuring out stuff that I never thought off. i think too much actually.

Yes, I feel the same way.

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I’m not a doctor, but you may be experiencing clinical depression. Or some other mental challenge. I suggest you talk to your doctor.

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I’m with you completely my friend. I’ve just lost all the hope in life and feel like I’m counting down the days until the days run out at this point.

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So sorry you are feeling this way. Here for you if you want to DM me!

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You need to travel. When it’s safe. Go see the world. Get perspective. Go get lost in third world nations. Embrace or be open to everything that’s different. It’ll start to fix a lot of what you feel. Did for me.

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Please stop saying third world. It’s just one world and we’re all init together.

i feel you. and i need to leave my job on top of it all

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Thanks everyone. I was seeing a therapist last year for schema therapy but I found it made me worse - at least in the short term. I was confronting tough stuff and I couldn't really cope with it. My wife had the same observation, that the therapy seemed to impact my mental health negatively. Maybe I should try someone else or a different form of therapy.

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Damn dude I swear it’s like you’re writing about my exact struggle and experience right now. I feel you, hard. I too don’t know what to do about it and therapy is sending me spiralling.

I’ve been feeling bat shit crazy because of all of it.

I’m so sorry you’re going through this too. Let me know if anything actually works for you, I’ll do the same!

Oof. Right here with you. We’re living caricatures of our lives right now. We’ll get back to the big picture soon.

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When the pandemic is over there will be many people around the world who have anxiety and /or depression - it’s all how you handle the stressor(s). If you feel like you’re overwhelmed - take a day off; your mental and physical well being is more important than you burning the midnight oil.

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How long have you felt like this? Is this something new or has it been a repetitive pattern in your life ?

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I just paid off my student loans, landed a three month extension worth over 65k, and I live in a beautiful home in the mountains. And I’m an anxious mess.

Keep working at it, take pleasure in the things you can. We live in a time of unprecedented stress. Regular exercise helps, I think.

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