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Old 01-20-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Is it wrong that these are the ONLY things I find happiness in?

I'm 'happy' today because I'm off and I get to lay in bed all day. Being under the covers and lost in the relaxation of sleep is all I look forward to most days.

When I'm awake, the only thing I look forward to is the next thing I may eat that tastes good...a snack or a dessert or whatever other sweet temptation that provides a short satisfaction

I can't think of anything else I loom forward to...
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Canada
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As long as you're finding happiness in something, that is important.

We live in a very fast paced world, and far too often we don't take the necessary down time our bodies and minds need. So yes, there is nothing wrong with looking forward to a day in bed.

Eating is important too - I look forward to meals, especially if it's something I really like.

However, both of these things which give you happiness are very short-term in nature. Any thing in the long term to look forward to, such as a vacation, or an event? Good to have long-term happiness things too, or else you're only as happy as your last meal.

Have you been diagnosed as suffering from depression?
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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As long as you're finding happiness in something, that is important.

We live in a very fast paced world, and far too often we don't take the necessary down time our bodies and minds need. So yes, there is nothing wrong with looking forward to a day in bed.

Eating is important too - I look forward to meals, especially if it's something I really like.

However, both of these things which give you happiness are very short-term in nature. Any thing in the long term to look forward to, such as a vacation, or an event? Good to have long-term happiness things too, or else you're only as happy as your last meal.

Have you been diagnosed as suffering from depression?
Yes, I have. I figured this was just part of it because I literally don't have anything else in life to look forward to. I used to have things I liked to do but not anymore.

So all I do is go to work and come home and sleep. Sleep all through the weekends and then repeat.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Depression is very insidious. When I've had depressive episodes, they have managed to suck the joy out of everything I did. I walked through a gray fog, and everything I did felt pointless and meaningless.

This is not a healthy place to be....nor a happy one.

Do you have any plans to seek treatment for your depression, or is your treatment not working? This seems like the first step you'll need to take.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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I am the same way. It could've been me writing your post. I wake up each morning thinking "as soon as I get done work, I'm going right back to bed... even if it is 6PM". I don't usually go to bed that early, but often I am in bed around 8:30, which I still find early and silly.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:17 PM
 
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Wow I'm exactly like this! Slept 12 hours last night, nothing much to look forward to. Not to mention I haven't seen the grass in 2 months so I can't be out in nature where I feel alive.
I'm only really like this in winter though, once the weather breaks I'm riding my bike and walking around. Do you feel this way even on nice days? If so your probably depressed. I'm Bi-polar and I can tell you depression is sneaky. I recommend maybe seeing somebody just for your own health and well being.
I'm on meds and it helps.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Megalopolis
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Me, too.
Not just sleeping a few hours more than needed. More like sleeping 18 hours on days off, and at least 12 on working days. I sleep between naps.
Depression is a m...f...
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:30 AM
 
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I feel the same way, so add another one to the list! I would place a very high bet that many, many people are going through this but don't want to discuss it or even admit it to themselves.

I've always loved food and sleep and books. I read, I eat, I sleep. It's escape. And so what? I've worked very hard for most of my life, and for the past six years I've had the luxury of working at home, freelancing. Like everything, it has its drawbacks, but I wouldn't trade this "boring" life for anything, at least right now. It will probably change, but I love what ScooterMcTavish said:
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As long as you're finding happiness in something, that is important.
I have chronic, major depression, as my psychiatrist labels it, and sometimes the Zoloft works, sometimes not. But if I can laugh at something -- ANYTHING -- every day, I'm fine. I even watch YouTube videos that I know will crack me up, or I'll see a sign on someone's car or the road that makes me laugh -- it's simple stuff, like last night coming home, I noticed the Waffle House lights had burned out (or had likely been put out on purpose by kids throwing rocks or something) so that it only illuminated "Waffle Ho." And I just LAUGHED! Silly things really get me going.
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