Hello, friend! That really sucks, I’m sorry that this happening to you! I had a period of time this past winter that was like that and there were a few things that I did;
Communicate! If your family/the people you live with are the kind to listen, try to communicate really clearly how you’re feeling; maybe they can help, or at least not make life difficult and pile stuff on you. If the people you live with aren’t really like that, make sure to keep someone updated on how you’re doing and how it’s going, it makes you feel a little less alone and a little more cared for, which can go a long way.
Treat yourself! Remind yourself of the stuff you love! Is there a food you don’t eat so often that you really like? Is there something that you secretly like to watch large quantities of? Is there something you don’t get to do often? Do it all! Right now is all the special occasion you need to break out the emergency chocolate and Disney movies!
Remind yourself of all the good stuff! Right now, the social and world climate are kinda chaotic, and that doesn’t help when you’re already feeling down. Make sure you remember that there are hundreds of charities of nice people, millions of puppies out there, people who try their best even when things look bad!
Be kind to yourself! Sometimes, there isn’t really a logical reason for us to feel crappy and sometimes you can want to scold yourself or tell yourself you don’t have anything to be sad about. It’s okay! Feel what you feel and do what you need to! Unless it’s harmful, good self care can come in almost any form imaginable! Sitting in the rain in your pj’s, rolling up in a fuzzy blanket and doing nothing for 3 hours, watching easy watching reality TV all day, covering your arm in an marker sleeve and more are totally legit ways of making yourself feel better that may seem weird to other people but are just what you need right now (p.s. these are strangely specific because I’ve done all of them).
Remember that it’s not your fault and that you will not feel like this forever! When things are looking bad, in a serious way or even just in a ‘everything seems sort of crappy and I’m tired all the time and I can’t seem to care’ sort of way, it seems like this is who you are now and you aren’t the person you were. Don’t worry! You are still you! Bad moods can’t change that and there will be a time when you don’t feel like this anymore. Life comes in waves and nothing lasts forever (cliche but true!)
In the meantime, I am always here to talk to even if you just need a ‘hi, how are you?’ I would love to chat with you! I hope things start looking up and you don’t feel quite so down anymore. I believe in youuuu!
In the mean time, BABY ANIMALS! And a recent post I made with happy making resources! Have a lovely day!