Help me salvage the rest of my academic career and also my life
February 20, 2014 8:23 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have tips for how to get things done when you are feeling really depressed or generally terrible? I need to make myself catch up when I am dangerously behind in school.
posted by hejrat to Education (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sorry in advance that this will be overly dramatic and downright pathetic but I need some fairly objective feedback on my situation because I don't feel rational right now. Basically I returned to school after a semester long leave of absence for mental health and academic issues. Before the semester started I felt like I had made a lot of progress on the time off, I still felt somewhat depressed but I was on some meds that felt like they were helping. However 3 weeks in and I feel like any progress I made has been completely erased, my academic issues are worse than before and I feel just as badly which makes me feel like I don't actually have any mental health problems and just can't deal with anything. I'm already horrendously behind, have used up all my homework late passes and have been up for nights and nights trying to do really easy work b but failing to do it and I don't know why because the material is interesting and I want to do the work! I can't really explain why I cannot just do it or even how I am feeling and why how I feel even matters because I should be getting my work done anyway. My overwhelming urge is to just drop out now but as it's been so expensive and I'm due to graduate in December that is not an option. Basically what can I do to be productive when I feel unstable af? I can't solicit help from the school or profs either because I feel like there's only so many times you can ask for help and I've totally overextended it. Do you guys have any tips for being able to get work done when you feel close to your worst? I've been essentially bad at getting schoolwork done my entire life anyway even when I felt mostly ok. Essentially I need to rally and do the bootstraps thing but as dumb as it sounds idrk How to, especially since extensions and the like aren't an option and I have no valid excuse.