No more sleeping in

My mom and her fiance (who’s also my landlord who I live with) told me that I have to be up by 9 am at the latest from now on. They don’t like seeing me sleep in till 11 or 12 which I’ve been doing lately. They also got on me about finding a job which I’m having trouble doing. Its lockdown here so it’s hard to find a job. I wish I was financially stable so I could move out but I’m not at the moment.

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Good luck adjusting your sleep schedule. I’ve always found that to be quite difficult myself, mainly because of my meds. For that reason I’m pretty averse to others dictating when I have to wake up, lol, especially when they lack first-hand experience with psych meds.

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Thanks @antidepressant044

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My advice to you would be try and do something as a self-employed person if you can find something you can do - even if it’s just buying and selling online or something.

The flexibility makes life so much easier, and you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself.

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Thanks for the advice @Joker

Yeah sounds like there very controlling. I hope that you can find a new place. I know what you’re going through, I had to live with my parents for awhile, and they wanted to control everything I did. I hope things get better for you :slightly_smiling_face:

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They shouldn’t be able to pressurize you into getting a job, until your health is stable. If you’re sleeping in, that’s most likely a symptom of the drugs. Last night I didn’t sleep at all, so saw more of the morning today than I’ve seen in a long time. I wish I could train myself to wake up earlier. At the moment I wake up at 1pm so you’re not alone in that consideration. It’s part the reason why there’s not more famous people with schizophrenia, there was John Nash the Mathematical genius, but even his ability declined when taking the medications. I’m quite interested in software and Web development. On edX there’s CS50 and there’s courses on Coursera like “Fundamentals of Computing” [in Python] that I want to try out. There’s even a TESOL English teaching specialisation on Coursera, where you earn a TESOL certificate and you can apply for financial assistance for each course. As long as you never sign up for the free trial, those of us with schizophrenia can study for free. Even edX offer discounted courses for people unemployed or with health issues.

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I get up every day at 09:07. I don’t go to work anymore but I still go to bed every night between 22:00 and 23:00, I take my evening meds at 20:30 and then i get sleepy soon so it’s not hard to go to bed.

I hope you manage to get adjusted to new sleeping times, prob gonna be hard at first.

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Do you pay rent? If not maybe that’s why there on your case.
Are you able to do part time outdoor labour work or anything? There’s lots of those jobs around

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@LevelJ1 Yes i pay rent, 450 a month. I’ve been paying rent here for years. I never miss it. It’s not enough though, he wants me to work. I get money from the government (welfare, not disability)

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Ah ok I guess he just has higher expectation. It’s not too surprising. Like if your landlord works full-time he may be thinking why he has to work all the time and you don’t. And with our mostly invisible illness is why someone would think that way.
I mean if you were missing your legs he’d probably be way more empathetic.

Kinda tricky cuz if you work too much you’ll get kicked off the welfare. Maybe 1 or 2 days a week of work would help

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