Some days I can’t wait to get up and start my day on the computer. I have articles and blogs that I’m anxious to write and emails to answer. I have some craft projects to work on, and maybe I’ll take photographs as I go and use them in more articles. Those are the good days.
Other days I just don’t want to wake up. I have to get up to let the dogs out. I have to make my coffee so I’ll be awake enough to take them on their morning walk, but once we get home, I go back to bed and sleep for an hour or two. More coffee and I check the computer. No one has emailed me. Posts on Facebook are all about politics or someone I’ve never heard of. No comments on any of my blogs or writing sites. No money trickling in. I have no ideas for articles or blogs to write. I search Google and Yahoo to find some subject that interests me. Nothing interests me. I don’t have any energy to clean the camper or work on crafts. I just wait for the day to be over. These are the not so good days.
Do you deal with late life depression?
Thank you. Very good advice. I've been coming around to that conclusion myself but it's great to hear from someone who certainly has been through it all.
Hold on in there on your bad days and make the most of the good days, advice given to me by a lady of 100. A lot of people on here feel for you. Very good article.
Thanks so much for that. One thing that helps is laughter. Sometimes just getting a funny book or movie from the library can lift your spirits.
Money and sadness over loss are certainly two big issues with me too. I know the frustration of not being able to get out and do things that might make you feel better.
I find that lately I am feeling like I don't want to do things, and feel anxious more than I used to. Money is tight, and I have lost friends to death, and they can't be replaced. I find I'm happy when I write. Exercise is good too, so it's nice you have pets. I think as long as you realize you are a little depressed, you are not as bad as you think you are. It does seem if you have small families, isolation is an issue as we age, but when we are plagued with money issues, we can't afford to get out much. Reading is another activity that always makes me feel better. Many share your thoughts, and I hope it helps to know you aren't alone.
Thanks so much. It is amazing how many people have commented that they relate. Guess I'm in good company.
Thank you. I will keep that in mind!
Thanks, Remember everything you create online is a great accomplishment and something that only gets better and more rewarding providing for you long after you've forgotten about it. :)K
A HAMSTER in the snow! Wow. Yes, I would have taken him in too even though hamsters always bite me too.
I just took in some sad looking potted plants sitting by the dumpster. I'm going to see if I can bring them back. Even plants too...
I love all animals, too. Since I've lived here, I found a hamster in the snow (two years ago) he lived with us, shreded my curtains, bit me, but I loved him! He's now passed on. I regularly feed a stray cat which I've named cheeky and there's an urban fox which is getting closer and closer to my back door. I attract strays, they attract me. :)
I know about losing a job. I lost my house and farm.
You REALLY got your feet kicked out from under you. Sometimes I wonder how we survive, but somehow we do. Yes, it is thanks to friends in person and online. Just being able to talk about it helps.
And those animals too. (Obviously I'm partial to Border collies) But cats, dogs, horses, even birds, know when something's wrong. Even if they don't, we still have to get out of bed and take care of them. Bless their little pointy heads....