I'm a 20 year old male and for the last few years have been feeling very depressed during the summer. I think I keep feeling depressed during the summer because I am very bored and don't have much to do. I honestly think the boredom is leading to the depression, but i feel the need to get this off my chest so I figured I'd post something here.
I'm a very upbeat person and I rarely let anything bother me. No one would think I could ever become depressed because like I said my personality is very upbeat and I'm normally in a good mood. But like I mentioned above every time I get bored and don't have anything to think about or do, I immediately become depressed and unmotivated. This occurs during the summer more, as I have less to do during this time. For the last few weeks I have been wondering around my house doing nothing, and annoying members of my family out of boredom...xD
Lately I've had no motivation to do anything. I've been looking for a job but haven't found one yet. I want to do more with my days, but lack motivation to find a job, even though I think it will help me. This summer I haven't been productive at all....i sleep in late and spend most of my day avoiding simple tasks and not wanting to do anything. When I hang out with friends or play sports, I become less depressed and more motivated to do things, but once that ends, I soon fall back into being bored, I start to think of all the things I'm not getting done (and the things I could be doing, but not doing), and begin to feel depressed again. My depression comes and goes very quickly. I've tried to set goals for myself, so I keep could busy, but I always blow them off....as i really lack motivation. I also have been feeling very lonely, unrecognized, and have been lacking confidence. All of these things just lead to me becoming more depressed.
Basically I don't do much at all during the summer, and I'm constantly bored and unmotivated, which I believe leads to me being depressed. I obviously think I know what's causing me to be depressed, but every summer it keeps coming back, so I guess I'm just looking for some advice to help me become more motivated to do things and become less depressed.
Sorry if this post seems scrambled.....any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by Gerard789, 19 June 2012 - 12:13 AM.