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How do you do it? I know other people do - but I find myself too easily slipping into laziness myself...
My husband has depression. I have a history if depression myself. Sometimes it's too easy to be unmotivated but I am always happiest when I am active. I worry that we bring each other down too often.
Our sleeping patterns are messed up - I was once a morning person but am not now. It is a miracle if we get up before 10 am. I am on maternity leave and my husband has flexible work hours but heading into winter I worry we will just miss out on all the daylight hours.
Sometimes the feeling at home is just so low. I struggle to empathise with my husband because I feel like he has given up fighting his depression. Things we can not change become the focus of continuous negativity.
He has lost the energy to do things he can to make positive change to his life. He used to seem so proud and motivated in his work and extracurricular activities.
Now he has a scholarship to finish his PhD but even though he is very capable he never works but just procrastinates on the internet all day. He comes home and does the same thing. He is so sure that there will be no work around for him when he finishes that he won't try. It is becoming a self fulfilling prophecy. Sometimes I think he is headed to just becoming my dependent and I will have to support our family alone.
I often want to snap at him but I think all I can do is try to be a healthy example. I hope that if I become better at having a healthy routine and mindset he will find it easier also. Our 7 month old baby needs energy and entertainment from us also.
How do you make your own energy unsappable? I guess this does not seem running related but I believe you need positive energy to be a good consistent runner. I was once and am aiming to find that in myself again.