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Can Social Anxiety make you lazy or just too tired to complete projects?

I seem never to be able to complete a project like painting the walls or cleaning my apartment (I've half painted a wall 3 times). I never have the energy or make an excuse for myself. I don't have anybody to encourage me. I just don't know if it's because I'm lazy or something else. Sometimes when I take my meds I feel a bit more empowered but other times they make me want to curl up on the couch.
Category: Social Anxiety 8 years ago
SocialSuicide
Asked 8 years ago

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I've always been a procrastinator....I do the same thing as you. I get a wild hair up my butt to paint, then after a couple days the hair goes away. My family room has been half painted for like 2 years now. My hallway has been 'mostly painted' for 3 years...I never finished the base boards. I have all these great ideas for home improvements but it's doing them them and completing them that is a challenge for me. I think it's just me....I've always been that way, even before meds. But I've decided that, when my hubby is done with school this summer, I'm going to get a huge list of stuff done...I'll have to have his help otherwise I'll never do all the things on the list I want to do, I need his motivation. When my hubby and I were separated, one of my best friends and I would help each other out at each other's houses...we'd help each other paint, or install flooring or repair things, etc. It was great fun and we got alot done...we didn't need men to do the work that us girls did all on our own!! We'd always end our 'work' days with a few cocktails! It helped and motivated both of us to do that. Do you have someone you can do that with??
sheabird
Answered 8 years ago
sheabird

Yes. Well i get like this all the time. Recently i've just been slumped on the sofa and fall asleep when i have work to do and dob't need to sleep. Can't guarantee this is the anxiety cause i also suffer from depression
Answered 8 years ago

This sounds like it could also be ADD primarily inattentive (in addition to depression). The sleeping when you should be working, letting projects sit around for weeks or years and not finishing them... i am the same EXACT way. Maybe talk to your pdoc to see what they say. I'm going next month. ADD can cause depression and anxiety. And it doesn't mean you are hyperactive.. it means you can't control where you put your attention, so it runs wild and you never get anything done, or it just sits there and does nothing. I sit for hours on my computer planning to get up and do the dishes, or paint.. or anything.. but I just can't get everything straight in my head to do it.. so it's easier to sleep or surf the web. Just an idea...
jo_says_hello
Answered 8 years ago
jo_says_hello

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