Making lifestyle changes when too anxious and exhausted?
February 28, 2014 2:39 AM Subscribe
I've been struggling with fatigue and anxiety, and I've been trying to make lifestyle changes to help. But it seems like the fatigue and anxiety are causing the exact vices I'm trying to break. How to get out of this cycle?
I'm trying to make the basic recommended lifestyle changes like: better sleep, healthy diet, more exercise, meditate, cut back on caffeine, etc. But I feel so drained when I get home from work, like I've already asked everything from myself that I can give. Then I eat junk food, watch tv, read the internet, and other soothing activities until I'm up too late. I oversleep, wake up exhausted, and drag myself through the day, drink too much coffee, too tired and discouraged to exercise and all the rest. I'll make changes for a few days but it never lasts.
Lifestyle changes are really hard. How do I make them when I'm so tired and anxious? I've been like this on and off for a really long time, and especially appreciate answers from people who have been this way and managed to change.