Mental Illness, Depression, Hating Waking Up in the Morning

If you wake up every morning feeling anxiety, depression and completely overwhelmed at the thought of scraping through another day, you are not alone.

Once the day gets going after a few hours, you can get into autopilot mode, or somehow tolerate the things you have to do in order to survive. But upon waking up, you feel like one more day of painful suffering existance might be too much.

You feel alone and like there is something horribly wrong with your life. It is so severe upon opening your eyes in the morning that you cannot imagine anyone else would understand.

You are not alone. This is an important situation that gets worse being left in the darkness. Feel free to express your feelings in the comments here….if you are experiencing…or have ever experienced this.

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  1. luckyotter
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 17:20:47

    Reblogged this on Lucky Otter's Haven and commented:
    I can relate to this so much. I wake up feeling this way at least once or twice a week, if not more. Life seems so much more overwhelming and undo-able upon waking up. I really have no idea why. Sometimes the anxiety can get so intense my heart starts to race and my brain feels like it’s screaming.

    I’ve found the best thing to do when this happens is to get up. Trying to fall back to sleep when you’re feeling this sort of mental anguish will NOT work. You will lay there in your bed feeling panicky and wide awake. Once you get up and start going about your daily activities, no matter how daunting they seem, your anxiety level will decrease significantly.

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  2. alfgarnet
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 17:36:30

    Agrees totally , the 3 am cycle of feelings very hard to break free of, once you put mask on , kick auto pilot in , then it’s possible to muddle though another day , but First thing is a bitch , but we keep going , life’s to short not too, if there was a simple answer I think we would of all found it by now , we keep going , that’s it , as far as I can see ,
    And that’s not being negative, That’s being realistic to what we can do ,

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    • gentlekindness
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:13:10

      Thank you for sharing. Yes I agree if there were a half way simple answer one of us would have discovered it, and shared it by now.
      Late at night I get creative and think I will find solutions…then the next morning I feel depressed and hopeless.
      Sorry to hear you suffer the same way.
      Sending you love and peace,
      AnnieπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’ƒ

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  3. kimberlyqae
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 18:06:35

    I definitely feel this way, but it helps to know that there are others out there who can relate. Who I can relate to. I find that it helps to talk about it with those you trust.

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    • gentlekindness
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:10:34

      Thank you for sharing. Yes I feel very depressed and have extreme anxiety in the morning when I wake up. It changes throughout the day.
      It takes a couple of hours to be functional.
      I am sorry to hear that you suffer the same way.
      Sending you love and peace of mind,
      AnnieπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ‘­πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      • kimberlyqae
        Jan 22, 2016 @ 22:20:51

        Thank you so much, I am so grateful that I follow your blog. Your words are such an inspiration! πŸ™‚ I hope that you had a good day, and felt some relief from your anxiety and depression. I decided recently to try and push myself at least once a day, if possible. That has been helping a little!

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  4. darie73
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 18:56:53

    I am always worse in the morning and improve as the day goes on. No one can talk to me when I first wake up or for a few hours after. If they do I don’t know if the person will get tears or irritability. It can go either way sometimes both. I feel bad for my family. When they comment on it and point it out to me it makes me feel worse. I feel guilty that they have to deal with me. It’s hard not to.

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    • gentlekindness
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:08:35

      I understand. I feel very hopeless in the morning. It does not seem worth living in suffering.
      Then after a few hours I am ok. Then at night it is completely different and I begin to feel more creative and my brain works better.
      Blessings,
      AnnieπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’ƒ

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      • darie73
        Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:15:53

        They call it Diurnal Variation of Mood when you are worse in the morning and improve as the day goes on. You might already know this but just in case. It usually happens during Depressive Episodes. My episodes last for very long periods of time so I looked into it.

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    • gentlekindness
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:34:07

      I never have heard of this. I will do some researching this evening. Thank you for teaching me a new term. I love having things to look up and then write about.

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  5. laytyn
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 19:20:57

    I dread waking up, and can’t wait to fulfill the responsibilities of the day and crawl back under the covers.

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  6. survivednarc
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 22:38:21

    While I do not usually feel exactly this way,( with deep depression and anxiety), I do still a lot of days feel like I’m just “going through the motions”, like I am doing what needs to be done, but on autopilot, sort of… It does get better though, not being in the presence of a narcissist any longer, I am starting to find joy in some things again…. Wishing you hoy and strength. Hugs!

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  7. survivednarc
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 22:38:54

    joy* ofc πŸ™‚

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  8. survivednarc
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 03:17:41

    Hello! Because you’ve been an inspiration for me, I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. To read all about it, rules, nominations, etc, see my latest post, here:
    https://survivednarc.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/holy-hole-in-a-donut-batman-an-award/

    πŸ™‚ Take care! /SurvivedNarc

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