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lisa01
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I was wondering if you could help me. Im 18 and just finished school (3 months ago) and trying to find a job. I get so depressed cause im sick of being at home cause all i do is mope. I go to bed at a reasonable time and wake up feeling i had no sleep at all. Through the day i have absoultely no energy and have lots of hot sweats, its horrible. I find that i cannot socialise with any of my friends because of this. I find that im not doing things that i use to do, i cant find the energy, can u help me?

P.S. A few weeks ago put a mesage on the gaydar post cause i thought i was gay, thanks for all the help. I realised im not and it was a stage i was going through.


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ErinK
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I went through a similar situation when I was at loose ends one summer during college, and I found that for me, not doing things and feeling bad about not doing them sent me into a pretty vicious circle of feeling bad and not doing more because I felt bad.

I got out of it by trying to do at least one task a day -- and usually, once I got started, I found it easier to keep going. But even if I just got one thing done (buying a paper and circling classified ads, making my bed, making plans to go out, getting the mail...), that was good enough.

Why don't you try starting there and see if that helps?

Erin


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