Date: 2016-12-15 05:22 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Anhedonia is the suck. I'm sorry you're going through this -- I've been there, and it's rotten. I do find that being busy and stressed out makes it worse; it's hard to feel happy or excited or even interested in things when you're too tired to want to do even one thing more than you're already doing. When life's like that, basic survival seems like the most you can hope for.

I don't have any brilliant answers or advice, except not to give up on the things that once did give you pleasure or fulfillment, even if they don't seem to be giving you those feelings now. You may not be up to doing all the things you used to, but try to make a little time for one or two of them every couple of days or at least once a week -- re-reading a much-loved book or a new book by a favorite author, getting out for tea or coffee with a friend, listening to your favorite music, that kind of thing.

And read the Psalms. When I feel too dry and wrung out and generally flat to enjoy Bible study or prayer, the Psalms are always a comfort and a reminder that I'm not the first one to feel discouraged and disillusioned, nor am I alone.

Also, what [livejournal.com profile] millysdaughter said. I hope you can get some help from your new psychiatrist soon.
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