24 Things To Do When The Weight Of Depression Keeps You From Getting Out Of Bed

24 Things To Do When The Weight Of Depression Keeps You From Getting Out Of Bed

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The alarm buzzes, beeps or sings — and it’s your cue to get up for the day. Whether you allow yourself a few extra warm minutes under the covers or need to spring out of bed to get to class in time — when you need to, you’re probably able to get out of bed and start your day, even if you’re a little grumpy about it.

But for many people with depression, this “simple” act of getting up in the morning is more than an inconvenience. Because you just want “five more minutes,” it can feel nearly impossible. When you’re struggling with depression, it’s sometimes not a matter of when you start your day, but the fact that you have to start you day at all.

But just because you have trouble getting out of bed doesn’t mean you’re “useless” or that the day is ruined. To find out what can be done when the weight of depression tries to keep you in bed, we asked our mental health community to share one thing they can do when it’s hard to get up in the morning.