Well, there’s a lot of Netflix going on but not much chill. The chill part is more like “I barely have the energy to change the volume, let-alone do anything else".
I’ve spent countless hours on the couch, watching Netflix, completely aware that the hours of the day are quickly ticking by. I know I should be up and doing jobs around the house. I know I should be doing every-day things like paying the bills or collecting the mail from the letterbox. I just don’t have the energy to do any of it. I literally cannot build the desire or strength to get off the couch to do it. I feel like a lazy slob and it makes me feel shit, knowing I’ve wasted yet another day on the couch doing absolutely nothing worthwhile but at the same time, I'm quite content being by myself, not having to engage with anyone.
I recently spoke with someone about their time off work with PTSD and they told me that they spend days on end doing exactly this and it was this conversation that got me thinking about whether this might be the reason for me doing nothing but getting my money’s worth out of the couch every hour I’m not at work. Maybe I’m not lazy after all. Maybe there are other factors at play here.
Don’t get me wrong, I exercise pretty much every day and am productive at work. The bills get paid and all that stuff, but holy moly, it’s a mammoth effort to do it. I feel like I’m at war with myself every day to get this stuff done. Do you feel like this? Is your partner or loved one doing this?
I guess the point of this post is to get you thinking about whether the things you do (or your partner does) each day that make you feel slack or lazy or guilty or bad about yourself are actually symptoms of a mental health issue.
I’m starting to get a much greater awareness of the symptoms and signs of a variety of mental illnesses and it’s this knowledge that is actually making things better for me. Understanding is a key ingredient in being able heal and stop the spiral into the harmful effects of mental ill-health.
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