As someone suffering from depression for about 6 years with added anxiety for about 2, I've read many articles and books about cures, helping yourself and getting well without medication (and I've tried many different kinds of prescription drugs with limited, temporary or no success.) Everywhere I look I read the following things will make you feel better: exercise, eating right, sleeping enough and at the right time, and socializing. The problem I have is that I can't seem to be able to do any of these so called "simple" things. I really, really , really don't want to socialize, I find eating right extremely difficult because it requires a high amount of energy for planning and preparing food, and I have little to no energy despite how much sleep I get, which is another item on the list--proper sleep. I spend most of my time "hiding" at home, not even taking care of the basics. (My situation has been critically bad for 12 months...I don't want my kids to see me this way anymore.) I'd appreciate any suggestions or ideas on what has helped others (with the exception of prescription drug help, I've done more than my share of attempts with medication.) THANKS.
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