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When You’re Not Suicidal, But You’re Tired of Living

When You’re Not Suicidal, But You’re Tired of Living

You know you’re not suicidal. You would never hurt yourself nor have you ever even thought of ending your life.

But you’re exhausted.

Even when you get a full eight hours of sleep (naps included), you still wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck. You can barely get through the morning.

You don’t want to die, but you barely eat because you’re not hungry. You have no desire to take your life, but you burn yourself while cooking more often than you should. You’re not careful when you cross the street because you could care less about getting hit.

When you take a shower, you let it burn your skin until it grows raw. You barely talk to friends and when you do, you’re not as lively as you’d like to be. All the conversations feel empty and when you head home, you feel even more numb.

You don’t want to commit suicide, but you have no interest in what once gave you joy. You basically have to force yourself to do your favorite hobby or anything that you used to love for that matter. Listening to music isn’t exciting, you can’t keep up with shows on Netflix, and even thinking about going to the movies fills you with dread.

You don’t want to die, but living has become a chore. You barely wash your hair and you don’t think a whole lot about how you dress. The bags under your eyes grow deeper and more prominent.

You’re not suicidal, but you’re sick and tired of life and that’s just as serious.

If you’ve stopped caring for yourself to the point where you’re letting yourself fall apart, it’s time to take a step back and seek help. Because even though you’re not going to kill yourself, you’re still hurting yourself which may lead to the idea of suicide if it continues.

As exhausting as life is, it’s not impossible to heal and get your energy back. Talk to a friend, try something brand new, get spiritual, fall back in love with yourself, whatever it takes to get better, do it.

You deserve to live a life you love and enjoy.

When You’re Not Suicidal, But You’re Tired of Living

Elizabeth

Friday 4th of November 2022

How is this helpful? I'm 63 yrs old as d I'm done...fried...burnt out beyond recognition. Ok...this article just wasted m it time. If you have no suggestions, why bother?

Radu

Friday 29th of April 2022

I think the best reason to keep living is out of spite.

Norbert

Sunday 24th of April 2022

I am not tired of life but I am tired of living. There is nothing in the news that touches me and nothing on tv that holds my interest. I have a Psychiatrist and a therapist and I have told them how I feel. Nothing happened. I feel too tired search for other people to talk to. My wife is out of touch with her own feelings and doesn’t understand. We are both in our mid-seventies and children of Holocaust survivors.

Mike

Thursday 7th of April 2022

Talk to a friend, I don't have friends and haven't in years. Fall back in love with yourself, I was never in love with myself. That whole article was bullshit, the only factual thing was not giving a damn crossing the street.

glenn

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

I would like to go somewhere new, it's said to help. But it's not easy to pick up and go, and i dont know if it's true. I wish i could go anyware.