By now you probably know that I’m in college. I’m feeling absolutely exhausted. Perhaps drained physically and mentally would be the best way of expressing it. I think most of this is due to the brutal winter we, and many others in the country, have been experiencing.
My classload this semester is not burdensome and are all pretty much classes that I like and am good at. I just can’t shake this feeling of wanting to pass out on the floor for a good ten hours.
I’ve seen the doctor and am healthy and not depressed, even if I am feeling somewhat down sometimes. But nothing like clinical depression (and I’ve been there). I’m eating healthy, trying to sleep 5-6 hours a night (which is usual for me), and trying to take breaks throughout the day. But I can’t go outside much without risk of cold exposure, my lungs are sick of breathing in cold air, and my eyes are tired of artificial lights. I have exercise-induced asthma so I can’t exercise much on equipment indoors. I try to involve myself in my hobbies but then I feel guilt about not getting schoolwork done even though I always finish it well ahead of time and don’t procrastinate.
It’s really dragging down my mood and ability to concentrate. It’s also making it tough for me to want to talk with my friends, because even though I love them dearly and always love to hear from them and do things with them, I feel too wiped out to do so now. And that upsets me a lot. And with people I am less fond of, my patience is wearing thin. I’ve been putting off some of the praying I usually do which has not helped either, I imagine, because it feels like one more burdensome thing to check off a list.
I’m sure I can’t be the only one to feel this way. Anyone have any advice about what might have worked for them? I’m open to anything at this point. Maybe I just need a kick in the pants, but seriously, it’s troubling me.