Unsure if I’m just lazy or depressed. I am so, so burnt out all the time. Evenings? Can barely work up the energy to leave my desk and commute home. Weekends? Just want to stay at home. What is this?

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Are you doing anything outside of work? I would say find something that you are really passionate about and even if you aren’t feeling it go out and do it. For me a lot of it is procrastination and the idea of ‘starting’ something, but once I get going I’m fine. Try to find and incorporate joy into your life, this life is too short.

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I'll back this up 100%, because I've been in your situation and mindset. What pulled me out was picking up a hobby and spending less time with the team outside of work hours. Boxing was mine, but I suppose any hobby that isn't self-defeating will help you.

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I realize you can’t diagnose over an app (of course!). I’ve been the “sad type” of depression before. I KNEW I was depressed. This time I’m not so sure? It’s been constant for a year or so. I’ve gained weight. I have no desire to do much of anything

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OP- I can definitely relate and ask myself those same exact questions. You are not alone
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really helpful to know i’m not alone. thank you for sharing

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I have been/am there now. The idea of going out in the cold is a major drawback for me. But also, in CBT I've learned that motivation actually comes AFTER action. So waiting until you're motivated or "feel like it" ... you could be there forever. Just get started and see how it goes

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ah this is super helpful. i think i’ve definitely been waiting to feel motivated. thank you!

I feel the same exact way. Couldn’t have said it better myself

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Schedule things you can look forward too, esp with friends or buddies. Even if you’re scheduling time to watch your favorite movie, try a new recipe at home, catching up via phone with a friend, fitness class or manicure...making plans you can look forward to and following through will lift spirits because those things will feel like “you time”, not “firm time monopolizing my life.” Sleep and exercise are always good default mood boosters

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Dude you are BURNED OUT from work. You need a vacay and a break

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yeah it’s also kinda felt like this tbh. i was sooooo burnt out at my industry job and then moved into the consulting side of things and just feel even more run down. i’m just so TIRED

It’s depression. Work out

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