for posting and welcome to the Beyond Blue forums! Reaching out for help, and
having the courage to tell us about your difficulties is not always an easy
step, and well all commend you for taking that step!
like you're going through a difficult time in your life, and I'm sorry that
you've been experiencing these difficulties, but you're alone. We are here to
help and support you. I'd like to say well done for consistently going to work
full-time, that in itself is an achievement (let alone studying too). But I can
see how your work hours can leave you with a schedule that is a bit unbalanced
without having other things to do.
and yourself, my university classes have moved online too due to COVID, and
wow, I did not realise the impact it would have on my daily routine. I too was
staying in bed longer, not getting up early, and when I had free time I was
less inclined to get up and do anything because of COVID. Which made me feel
similar to you, such as feeling lazy and unmotivated - it's not a nice feeling
at all. But, it is a lot about your mindset, as you have identified (this is
great - you have insight into where your difficulties stem from), and there are
little things we can do, in an effort to shift that mindset.
I jump in and offer suggestions, I was wondering if you could tell me some
things (such as activities, self-care) that you used to engage in that made you
feel good? Often we find that when start to do things we enjoy, we start to
feel better, which in turn can fuel our motivation. This is exactly what I did to recharge my
motivation and feel productive with my free time.
are feeling is very understandable and valid, COVID times have disrupted as
all, but we are in this together! I hope you'll write back, so we can support
you and help you move forward.