DepressionDiaries: I need a routine

As I said I would do in my previous post, I discussed my problems with sleep with my counsellor. We both think that my sleep pattern may have got worse because of the distress that the sexual harassment incident caused me. However, my sleep was pretty bad before the incident so he suggested that my sleep problems may be due to a lack of routine.

The down side to not being in college anymore is that I no longer have a timetable that helps me keep track of what to do and when, I don’t have to be up for a specific time everyday so I can sleep until whenever I want to which causes me to stay awake until late at night since I spent most of the day asleep.

I honestly have no idea how I’m going to get a routine. I’ll need to discuss my work hours for my internship with my manager, go to bed and wake up at a certain time everyday and I’ll probably need to cut down on how many hours I spend on the computer (God, help me!)

I’ve been told that having a routine can be good for people with depression because you’re so used to that routine you don’t have to thinking about doing anything, you almost automatically do it without thinking. At least that’s what I’ve been told so, hopefully it will be worth it to have better sleep and be able to cope with the day better.

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2 thoughts on “DepressionDiaries: I need a routine

  1. Braggs says:

    Routines are great and the glue that hold my life together. Found if very hard to start but after a couple days it got easier. To start try getting up at the same time each day. Pretend you are working 9 to 5 and adjust alarm to suit, showering, makeup and breakfast etc… Then leave your home and go for a brisk walk like you are running late around a fixed circuit, a couple of blocks or a park or whatever you feel happy doing. I personally walk to the local market and buy some fruit to eat on the way back.

    Take the black dog for a walk it hates it.

    Your getting some beneficial exercise 😲 and fruit 😲 which will help with the depression and the starting place for one routine.

    Is not easy but you are not alone. Try and research depression as I found the more I know about it the easier it is to deal with. It helped for starters to reduce the guilt for me knowing it is a chemical imbalance in the brain and that was causing all the emotional feelings instead of something I had done.

    You have already created one routine by writing your blog build on that and good luck 🍀

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