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3mo

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No longer finding any joy these days

I'm curious if anyone has ever been so depressed that they stopped enjoying all the usual things then enjoy to do? Like I got a new guitar and amp for it but I can't find any motivation anymore to practice on it :/ I find it hard to love myself when I just hate myself now. It'd be nice to talk to someone personally so I can get some insights on life.

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Vicky

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I'm in the same position now. Things are getting ugly in the society around me as well and it's making things even worse. I'm focusing on self-care these days, like doing my workouts more often. it's helping me to gain back a little confidence and hate myself less.

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Cen

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INTP
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I talk to my psychologist about this, he diagnosed me with anhedonia, it is an inabilty to feel joy (and fear, for me). He advice me to pick / construct a life goals, it doesn't matter if the goal is short term (declutter my room) or long term (having a licsene), or very very long term (having enough saving for retirement). And it is a long proccess.. but for me, it works

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Robert

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ENFJ
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Absolutely been there done that, find more friends that share your interest in playing music 🎶!!

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3mo

ESTJ
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Honestly I don't know how to find friends, I haven't had a single friend since 2017.

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Robert

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ENFJ
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@Snapchat Don't you go to any places that play live music??

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3mo

ESTJ
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@Robert Nope 😂 I'd like to though.

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Robert

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@Snapchat What's stopping you??

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3mo

ESTJ
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@Robert My self hatred and having 0 friends 💀 oh I'm also married with kids, no job currently because I can't hold one anymore because of my mental health.

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Robert

3mo

ENFJ
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9w1

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@Snapchat You have to change your thinking around, 1st you have to love yourself before you can love anyone or anything else, get out of your comfort zone and start doing things that bring you the most joy! You'll be happier if you get a job! Working is a great feeling and a good place to meet new friends!!

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3mo

ESTJ
Capricorn

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@Robert Ugh I know it's so tough though. I'm waiting to get hopefully accepted into school right now. I seriously hope I get accepted so I can finally make something of myself!

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Robert

3mo

ENFJ
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9w1

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@Snapchat You will brother! Keep the faith!! Chin up! Have no regrets in life! Be the best man you can! Queensryche Best I can! From their album Empire

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@Robert Thanks Robert, you're a very respectable man! Good music recommendation by the way!! 🤘

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Robert

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@Snapchat Thanks I try but it's just the way the good lord made me lol! Anytime! Hope I could help!!

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Robert

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Just remember inaction is the 1st key to failure!!

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Grotto

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INTP
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My mantra for years has been 'killing on empty' To kill is a serious action that requires force, but with no gas in the tank how to you move. Ride the waves. Know when you are low energy you just need to get through the day. Do the bare minimum and just grind it out as best as you can. Listen to your body. Focus on getting the sleep you need and not over sleeping. Do a small amount of working out per day. A 20min walk or a few pushups.. this is not an option just commit to it. You don't need to do the things you love. But you can set yourself up for when you are ready. I like your guitar example cause I can relate. I like to make music when I am in a good mood . When I hit my depression cycle I tend to play way less. When I do force myself to I try to just do something I would not enjoy as much anyhow like a bunch of scales or some technique like sweeping. Pretty much I know my heart is not in it at the time so i I do it is more of just improving then enjoying. Don't be so critical of your self. Life can be beautiful if you give it a chance.

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