Like today I was supposed to sort out recycling and get dressed and go out and phone a mental health social worker. But could barely do it by myself. My sweet dear husband had to coax me to get dressed and helped me sort out recycling and get me into car.
Without him I don’t think I would have gotten anything done.
Still haven’t phoned my social worker
I struggle with basic things like grooming, hygiene, cleaning house, getting dressed every day - even if I don’t go out. And making phone calls or socialising. Even shopping sometimes
Why is it so hard? Do normal people struggle like this with even basic tasks? Any of you also struggling with daily things? Is it part of sz/sza/depression? Or just laziness?
I used to struggle even before I got sz. I think it was because I had a really bad diet. I ate very much the same things. And very much fastfood and junk. When the body doesen’t get the nutrition it needs things start to malfunction, like logical thinking, energy levels and communication.
I am a lot better off now that I started eating more veggies, fruits and whole meats, more varied and supplementing with vitamins++
It’s normal for sz affected people to struggle like this. I’m the same and I’m only 25!
It wrecks your immune or central nervous system by the looks of things.
You struggle to get energy out of the above.
It must be why we have the symptoms - the body is continuously trying to fight the defective programming or something?
It’s very common for people with mental health prone body to be affected by fatigue.
You have to do, even with the fatigue. Make yourself do stuff without thinking, and don’t judge yourself when you do things, be it make a phone call or address an attendant in a shop.
You will appear however you will to others; lazy or not!
Put your mind onto completing the next task and before you know it. You’ve managed to do at least some tasks. And when there’s more time. You have managed ALL the tasks!
Don’t lose heart and don’t worry about being seen or called or suggested to be considered “lazy”. Because you are not lazy, you are dealing with a very dehabilitating condition that could at any moments notice relapse into psychosis. Your body needs the energy to prevent this!
It is a disease or medical condition by all means!
If you need a laugh, I used to be able to run wiring for, and setup servers and software for 20,000 people in an enterprise company. I can also wire in a PBX phone system. That’s operating at a pretty high level. However, I can’t use a blessed PBX phone system to save my soul. Everyone I’ve ever worked with knows not to let me transfer a call as I always manage to disconnect the other party.