Depression and Lethargy

I suffer from a menagerie of psychological issues. Depression tends to be the principle culprit, but as I’ve mentioned before, I am a recovering alcoholic and I also have Schizoid Personality Disorder.

For me, depression tends to manifest as extreme lethargy. I’m unable to focus on anything or work up the motivation to do much more than just lay around, doing the bare minimum to keep myself alive. I’ve been in a depressed episode lately, which is why I haven’t posted as much. It’s also made it difficult to do any reading or to work on book 3 of my Incarnate series (though I do have more than half a manuscript finished for that, mostly from work I did on it back at the beginning of this year).

I’ve started to feel slightly better the past couple days, but the lethargy and feelings of hopelessness linger. I’m hoping that I’m moving up out of the slump, though, and can hopefully start focusing on more productive things.

To anyone else out there who struggles with mental health and addiction issues, I hope things are going better for you right now than they are for me.

4 thoughts on “Depression and Lethargy

  1. Hi there, I’m four years in recovery and suffered for a long time until I discovered my “spiritual” side. Not in a hippy dippy way I must add. I discovered Taoism whilst in China and then everything seemed to click into place. With daily meditation and qi going, a weight was lifted. Having been a complete artist before I found Tao has given me a sense of connection with the wider world without any need for a god of any type. I still have my moments of depression but my studies of “the way” have given me the tools to deal with this without the need for more medication. Wishing you luck on your journey.

    1. I seem to have an issue with a sort of anti-placebo effect. I’m always convinced that nothing will work for me and that turns it into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

      If I were to attempt your method – and keep in mind I’m too poor to visit China – where would I begin?

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