Inactivity and bad memories

I’m having difficulty from dwelling on bad memories and this has leads me to lying in bed all day feeling like ■■■■ and not doing anything. Anyone got any advice or support?


You’re not alone in this. I am exactly the same. I have been doing it for a long time. I just don’t have the motivation to do anything anymore.


You’re not the one choosing to dwell, your brain is spamming you without awareness that it bothers you. Every time I catch my mind going to past negative ( about 90% of the time ), my go to is “that’s the organ in my head doing it.” So far, this acknowledgment slowly makes me better at identifying and dismissing my spam.


I’ve suffered from listlessness a great deal. My mind just going around in circles, self defeating itself uncontrollably. So much negativity. I’m sorry it ever happened.

I follow sports on TV. This is my only activity. It gives me a reason to get out of bed.

I’ve recently started having a plan written down. By this I mean I write down just one thing at least that I should accomplish by the end of the day. It makes me feel more fulfilled with myself at the end of the day. Like I didn’t waste it

we all get days like those… I personally allow myself to do nothing that day.
On the other hand i don´t restrict bad memories, just let them come and go when they need to.
Hope it helps!

Spam is a great word for it! Thanks, I’ll try thinking of it like that and directing it to my junk mailbox…

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my crappy psychologist suggested doing physical work if you have mental problems, and mental work if you have physical problems. It works. My sister has severe anxiety and working 60 hours a week in construction keeps her mind active and busy and it helps her a lot. Not everyone can do that though.

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