XyroSum30 karma2020-10-05 18:10:36 UTC
I have bipolar disorder, extreme anxiety and depression. I just moved to a new house and even before the move, I’ve had no motivation to do anything. So now I’m staring at a house full of boxes that I just can’t seem to begin with because it feels overwhelming. Advice?
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XyroSum13 karma2020-10-05 18:24:28 UTC
You have some good points. Maybe I just need to make myself do it. Thank you for your time and input.
XyroSum3 karma2020-10-06 13:04:02 UTC
Thank you very much for the tips. This is the 12th time I’ve moved in my life. This time was for a change of scenery because my old place was becoming a contributing factor to my depression. The last time I moved for this reason was when my girlfriend died back in 2015 and it was hell. I moved far away from my friends and family but I’m really close by to my best friend now so that’s a big plus. I just hope I didn’t make the same mistake as last time. Part of me thinks that could be a reason I’m hesitant to unpack, but I want to make this “home”. My mom helped me paint the entire place so that it would be an environment that my fiancé and I could enjoy and help bring us out of this funk we’ve been in. She has ptsd and depression, along with chronic fatigue syndrome so I guess we’re a match made in mental-health heaven lol but we really help eachother get through the days. This is our second house together and she wasn’t very happy about the place at first, so that made things bad for sure. But she’s warming up to it. Which made me motivated one day and I actually did get some stuff done but after that it’s been back to living in clutter (she has a lot of stuff, that’s another part of the reason we moved. We needed more space.) being the only one who’s physically able to unpack and store things has made it difficult but I can’t blame her for not being able to help out much. It’s just most of the things in the place belong to her and I can’t think of how to organize anything the way she may want it. She sleeps a lot due to the fatigue and trying to figure all this out overwhelms her to the point of panic attacks. I’m gonna try this 15 minutes thing and I’ll check out “flylady”. I’m gonna take the bull by the horns and do this. Thanks again for taking the time to reply. I do appreciate it.
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