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Hi, I am sorry that you are feeling so down. I have felt the way you have described in the past, although I know our circumstances are probably very different. Are you on any medication? x
I think that if it is any consolation, everybody has moments of feeling like this and I often do at the start of a holiday, especially in the spring/summer when the weather is nice (although it's been pretty horrible here today!) as I feel pressured to be going out having fun, but that isn't always possible.
Do you think it is actually the case that you don't have any friends, or is it more that you are finding you don't want to see them because of feeling low? I don't have a partner and live alone; I don't mind this as a rule but just lately I have been finding it difficult. People often suggest "getting out more" but the truth is there is only so much "going out" you can do, in terms of finances as well as actual companionship, so even if I see one of my friends for three hours every day that still leaves me a good nine to fill, and that can make for very lonely days.
I do think though that not enjoying your job is a huge aspect of life, you simply have to be happy. Isn't applying elsewhere an option? I do feel that a change is as good as a rest but you sometimes have to be quite brave to do it, but I promise that when you do you won't regret it. You could move elsewhere in the country, or even abroad, you could do anything but above everything else I think you have to have something to look forward to.
I'm sorry you're feeling this way disguise...
I know exactly how you feel. I know that posting on TES has been a lifeline for me, when things get really tough... keep posting. You'll get lots of support here.
Thinking of you...
Hi, disguise... hope you're still feeling a bit better. I've got no real advice to offer, as I think I'm feeling like you're feeling!
I've spent the last five days of the holidays either doing nothing, or doing lots of outside work..... the only thing I've found from reading books on depression/anxiety is that motivation follows action... so keeping busy, as you have been doing, is bound to help.
Like you, I'm dreading going back to work. It's not that I don't enjoy teaching, but just there's so much to be done, that I'm in a blind panic not knowing where to start. Life just seems so complicated sometimes, doesn't it?
Anyway, just wanted you to know that you're not alone in this........
There's also lots of us on Entertainment, who've just come through a rough year or so with various problems, and we've cheered each other up and helped each other through some awful times.... some of the games are completely mindles (!), but there is a real feeling of community there, so if you just want some company, and some cheering up, come and join us... x
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