Working At Home When You Have Depression

Working at home when you have depression is a great option.  In fact it is great for those who have all sorts of health problems.  It does however come with its own set of issues that can be quite difficult to overcome.   As someone with both physical and mental health problems I feel like I have experienced them all, yet I have also managed to over come them.

Today I would like to talk about working at home when you have depression.  Depression is one of the main conditions I am diagnosed with,  and I have had it for over 25 years.  Due to additional complications my own depression is medication resistant and I have had some extremely difficult times with it.

For example, I just came across a journal entry from 2015 which says:

“I’m really fed up at the minute and am struggling a lot with my mood. I think its mainly since the doctor changed my medication, which he did because of the pain I was experiencing in my legs. For the past week however I have had to take another medication which affects my moods a lot. This medication I take for 10 days every 3 months so its hard to have a clear picture of whats going on right now.

I feel completely de-motivated, like life is pretty pointless and I’m worried about my health, and the impact that will have on my future. I have no interest in speaking to people, doing anything is a real chore and I just have no enjoyment from anything. I am very familiar with these symptoms.  They are classic signs of depression.  Usually I can do some things to help me cope with them a bit better, but not this time. I’m trying really hard to do these things, such as focus on goals, but I am not feeling any sense of achievement at all.

I think the problem is I have felt low now for several months and I’m just tired of it.  I just want it all to go away, but I don’t know how to make it stop”

Then and Now

I remember this time in my life very well.  I had been doing ok-ish in terms of working at home, though I was limited to rather basic things.  I found a little relief in fact by doing surveys online, as they gave me something else to focus on.  Keeping the brain engaged in activities that require thought really helps my mood at times, but there are also times when I am just not able to focus long enough to do these activities.  2015 was one of those times for me.

I have to be honest here and say I really thought I was going to loose any progress I had made the previous few years.  There is a large gap in my blog posts and I wasn’t able to earn anything for months at a time.  The thought of loosing everything yet again was devastating for me.

Yet here I am in 2017 and my income is building again nicely.  I can honestly say I am very happy with the progress I have made, especially over the past year.  It has been far from easy.  Now however I have managed to put some plans in place that mean even if my mood drops to this level again, my income will not fall.

Financial Freedom

The fact I know now that my income will continue to build regardless of my health problems has given me so much hope for the future.  It is a drastic change from not knowing how I am going to get through the day.  Financial freedom means a lot of different things to different people, but surely it is always around hope? Hope to spend time with the ones you love, or hope that you will not have to struggle again for every penny.  Hope to have the freedom to do the things you love to do, or hope to provide a good quality of life for your family.

The hope that I now feel I want to share with the world.  It is magical, it is motivating and it is simply too marvelous to keep to myself.  I want everyone to know the feeling of financial freedom!

That is the reason I do this.

If I can do it, then so can you.  Turn your life around if you are struggling, and start to work on it today.  It doesn’t matter how small a step you can take right now, just do it.

Working at home when you have depression is not easy, yet it also can give you a whole new sense of purpose.  There is nothing better for your mood than doing something you know is worthwhile!

Need Help?

If you need help to build your income then I am here.  I will not stop helping you work towards your goals.  If you don’t know where to start then just contact me and I will help you to plan.  Regardless of which opportunity you use already, or even if you don’t think you can do it.  My specialty is finding a way…

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Ellie xx

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