Depressed during quarantine

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April 24, 2020
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Hey guys,

Need some help from the TRP community. I have been quarantine for over 2 months, I feel like my life is not going anywhere. I am not motivate to do anything, just staying at home everyday. Looking at social media and seeing my friend being happy makes me feel more shitty. I’m a VERY social person so this is quite challenging for me. I used to had such as alpha mind set, now I’m texting my friends and being needy.

My question is how are you guys staying happy and what are you guys doing during this time?


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Title Depressed during quarantine
Author genyeezy
Upvotes 66
Comments 71
Date 24 April 2020 02:48 PM UTC (1 year ago)
Subreddit askTRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/654830
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/g79ohx/depressed_during_quarantine/
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[–][deleted] 69 points70 points  (23 children) | Copy

Go to the Redpill main page and do the at home workouts. Drink water with lemon in it. Sleep 7 to 9 hours a night but not more then that.

Good luck, it’ll be okay.

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[–]Standgrounding4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

I guess it is

[–]Muchadoaboutcass1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I guess we’re not that different, after all!

[–]yourfatherx12 points13 points  (15 children) | Copy

why water with lemon?

[–]mrmaika1019 points20 points  (0 children) | Copy

Here’s a list of reasons. I would rather drink water and eat citrus separately but if you haven’t been getting enough of either then it could be beneficial to combine the two

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[–]1rad_dynamic9 points10 points  (3 children) | Copy

Yep just fucking turn on the tap

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[–]1rad_dynamic9 points10 points  (1 child) | Copy

No you are complaining about normal h too o

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

I just love that we’re having a debate about lemon in water in the first place

[–]Seddit bloop dispenserWjourney9 points10 points  (4 children) | Copy

If water is hard to drink u got a whole other problem

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[–]Seddit bloop dispenserWjourney2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

Why? Do you not get thirsty?

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[–]Seddit bloop dispenserWjourney8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

Which is why i said if water is too hard to drink u got a whole other problem

[–]Standgrounding2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

When I drink lemon water in the morning I get a LOAD of energy to do my stuff.

Couple that with green tea and you'll be a living dynamite who's able to collapse mountains.

[–]throwawaypain3452 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

where are the home workouts? i went there and didn't find it...

[–]DerpJungler3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

Hey dude. I made a post on the TRP sub recently and posted my home workout routine. Go to the main sub and search for the post "4 simple activities/habits to develop during quarantine in order to transform yourself". It's still on the front page.

You'll find my workout routine at the bottom. Free to download.

[–]throwawaypain3451 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

got it. thanks man

[–]DirtyLickins1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks bro. You're amazing.

[–]2319Skew65 points66 points  (2 children) | Copy

"Looking at social media "

Stop that shit.

Instead of being upset over what you feel is your lack of options about your social life, start to look for ways to improve yourself.

When I started to feel bad that I couldn't hit up the gym or go to the bar with friends, I started to take up jogging and improved gym like I was in prison.

Instead of being upset that I can't connect with friends, I started to read and write. Research business ideas and ways to make money.

Instead of choosing to embrace depression, you should choose to accept change and opportunities.

[–]extasis_T4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Great answer. Loved this advice.

[–]myfirsttimecoding3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Social media creates very ‘poor social comparison reference points’ and so many studies correlate it with decreased mental wellbeing.

Stay away or at worst keep the apps only for the occasional high SMV photo and DO NOT SCROLL DOWN THE FEED

[–]DarkRedSpace32 points33 points  (0 children) | Copy

Looking at social media and seeing my friend being happy makes me feel more shitty.

As you scroll through Instagram, you will eventually realize it's the same shit but different person. Right now during quarantine, all the girls are posting selfies with butterflies around their head with a plain white background, just another copy of a copy of a copy.

Do you not get tired of seeing the same shit over and over again?

People don't post in social media when they are sad. And when they do post, it's usually to receive attention, it's not like they are truly happy either.

[–]FudgingEgo17 points18 points  (2 children) | Copy

If you're not using this golden opportunity of unlimited free time to improve yourself you're making a huge mistake and might regret it.

You won't have another time in your life where you won't have obligations that stop you doing things for this long of a time period.

You could pick up the guitar from scratch, put in hours and hours per day and in a few months be at a level you never thought you could have achieved. Same for learning a language, how to cook, exercise, programming and so much more.

Sitting around looking at social media all day is a total waste of time in general but even more so in this time when no one is doing anything anyway.

[–]Qba19942 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Good advice, please read all!

[–]myfirsttimecoding2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Also if you feel like ‘there’s nothing to do’ it’s simply because you have not committed the small amount of time actually trying to find something new to do. Shame on you.

Take some hours to do some online research and thinking and journaling. Figure out what you actually feel like doing. You genuinely cannot find out if you will not invest the time to sit down and actively think about new things to do.

You won’t just think of a new hobby which you aren’t aware of whilst jacking off on Instagram. Turn all that shit off and think.

[–]Inyox8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

I’m happy socializing but I’m also happy staying at home, saving money and working on my purpose. I have it easy, I know what is my purpose so I spend all this free time reading books and studying to get me ahead, also saving extra money to put on the stock market feels the same for me as going out partying. Maybe you have it harder, you don’t know your purpose yet, so do the hard thing and try to find your purpose, everything else will fall in place

[–]redditdawg1113 points14 points  (2 children) | Copy

I’m in the same boat brother, I’m a very social person too so I understand the hardship. During this quarantine I lost an LTR, my job and my apartment on top of it. Shits hard.

[–]disgruntledearthling3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah I lost my LTR too the first week... sucks big time

[–]Mrworldside0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

You dont lost her, she lost you brotha. But I am in the same boat, before the breakup quarantine was easy, but after that things got tough. The advice here are very good, we need to keep improving our life.

[–]RealLovance4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change."

Embrace this situation. Look for ways on how you can use the quarantine to get out stronger.

[–]maddisser1014 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

I've been feeling the same way. I have really felt like shit and been checking social media too much which is bad to do even when not in quarantine. It just shows peoples best selves and directly compares it to your shitty current situation which isn't fair by any means.

Don't check social media. It's a trap and is terrible for the human mind, body, and soul. All it does is make you feel like shit. When I deleted it I felt so much more at peace and less pressured to feel like I always have to do something.

Develop 'non-zero' days. Do SOMETHING. ANYTHING. Whether it is walking one mile or reading ten pages in a book. Going all in at once is not sustainable. Work up to something sustainable. You don't always have to balls to the wall productive but doing something that adds value to yourself is better than nothing.

Yesterday I worked out for two hours doing pull ups and squats with my dumb 10-lb dumbbells like a shitty Tae-Bo video. Then I went for a five mile walk. Then I did 1/13 problems of my homework at like 1130 at night. I had to do SOMETHING.

[–]king_of_red_alphas2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

For somebody who really struggles with being productive on a good day (still trying to kill this fucking anxiety / depression / adhd shit) I love the term non-zero day. And when I look at it that way I usually achieve something

Thanks for introducing me to this term.

I am also another fellow member of the purple dumbbell club. Jazzer-size crew checking in.

[–]redditdawg113 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Keep your head up

[–]NeverLace3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

What you should do now: clean your room, kitchen, change cheets, take a shower, brush your teeth.

What you should do this week: create a good sleeping schedule, sleep 8-9 hours. Wake up at 07.00. Make this the new normal!

What you should do this month: Create a workout rutine. Go to the gym or take a jog. Make it a tri-weekly thing. It will feel great. Freedom under responsiblity are the key words here.

[–]AuberyBitoni2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Work on your cardio, start how to make cocktails, delete social media. That's the stuff I'm doing in my free time during quarantaine.

[–]cglehosit2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Knock it off. Read the sidebar and go outside.

[–]alfred3111 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

So much things to do, read book, exercise, watch documentary, stop socmed, money heist and all that netflix shit

[–]NullEgoGuy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Nothing productive about Netflix lol.

[–]Krebota1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'm contueing my studies, spending more time on my honors project, getting ready for a board year and try to keep contacts through drinks via vc. Since that means I still have loads of time left, I'm learning how to produce music.

What I'm trying to say with this is that you should find something to keep you busy. Since the entire world is basically paused right now, you can literally learn anything. Go do that hobby you could never develop due to a lack of time.

It's certainly a lot better than self pity.

[–]69swagman1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I deleted almost all social media apps a year or so ago. Absolutely no regrets. Scrolling when you’re bored does nothing but fuck with your mental state.

Anyone that really matters is going to call or text you. Who gives a fuck about snapchats or dms. Keep a Facebook and or instagram profile, update once every couple months. Chicks are into stalking you and a lot will use that to bet you. Otherwise, no scrolling and looking at profiles that shit is not worth your time

[–]agjrpsl1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

What a bunch of whining pussies

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

You need to learn to love being alone for these exact situations.

Since you feel like your "life is not going anywhere", I suggest you take advantage of your quarantine and use this time to learn new skills such as coding, read books, learn an instrument and just generally try to learn as much as you can during your isolation.

There's also nothing stopping you from seeing your friends. There are plenty of apps where you can do group video calls; sure, it's not the same as seeing them in real life, but it's far better than not seeing them at all.

[–]meattornado520 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Fill your time with hobbies or exercise.

[–]MagnumBurrito0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Get out into nature if you can

[–]MonkMode20190 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Don't jerk off so much.

[–]kingofclubsmorde0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Detox from the cancer called social media and focus on improving your spiritual side.

Let go of your ego, of your mask.

Focus on yourself and not how others see you.

[–]nameyname30 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Extrovert are going to find this period of quarantine especially hard. But it will pass.

[–]diehard11940 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

A crisis can be an opportunity as well. For me that means I have time to work on my backyard project and do some physical training which I wouldn’t normally do, learn a musical instrument for the first time and re-read Seneca’s work or any book on economics I enjoy. If you really have nothing to do find purpose in helping others. I know of some professional athletes that went on the front line to help fight the virus and no press talks about them.

[–]btrpb0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Social media.

FFS.

You even acknowledge it is making you unhappy. Fucking uninstall that shit from your phone.

[–]myfirsttimecoding0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

OP enroll into The science of wellbeing Yale course. It’s completely online and free and such high quality information that I actually think it’s life changing.

Any man wishing to better himself should sit through this course. It’s very, very eye opening

[–]gouldrov0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

i suggest a dopamine detox, work wonders

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Not sure if you realize this but everyone is in the same boat as you. It'll pass soon enough, just keep occupied in the mean time. I highly doubt your friends are having as much fun as you think they are.

[–]ci1070 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Started doing Uber eats. It feels good to still be productive. I’m also an extrovert. If you’re into personality types I’m ESTP so super social but learning to be alone without people has been huge for me too

[–]Greek-God-Brody0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Recently I was listening to something, and it resonated deeply. It said this: depression comes from not meeting your needs and desires.

So ask yourself: what is it that you need, that you desire in your life? And take action towards that.

[–]lunaluis0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Social media posts are the positive highlights of peoples lives.

No one posts on social media the hard work, grueling hours, dedication, and sacrifice it took to get where they are. They just show the good parts.

So why are you looking at it?

[–]soldiertroy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Download an app called Dialup. I’m a social person too and it helps.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Go on David Goggins Instagram and scroll through all his videos. Start listening to a new podcast/s, start running, work out more, Learn a new hobby, read, meditate, start art, make music, learn a skill, learn about investment and fill your time, don’t just sit on the couch being a lazy fuck scrolling through reddit all day

[–]redpill_aware0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

If you're alive, you have nothing to complain about. Especially if you have food.

[–]Mrhobo8880 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Keep busy! If you got extra money. Try learning stocks and day trading. It's what gets me up in the morning. Educate yourself, financial freedom.

I hired an Spanish tutor online. Workout, yoga. Pick up an instrument. Go for walks. Call and FaceTime people that are important in your life. Stop looking at the screen. And get busy! Learn how to cook bomb meals! So much delicious recipes online. If you're that bored. You can always deliver food too?

Your phone should be used as a tool. Alot of people are addicted to their phones. Constantly looking at it. Do something about it

[–]muricanwerewolf1-3 points-2 points  (6 children) | Copy

I’m not happy. Until this bullshit is over I won’t be happy. I plan to hit the ground running and get back into my routine as soon as the cocksuckers in charge stop being worse for us than he virus but until then the only thing that keeps me going is this can’t last forever.

[–]The1ndex3 points4 points  (5 children) | Copy

Stop being pussies over an existential threat 🤣

I bet you’re out there protesting that covid-19 is fake news.

[–]muricanwerewolf1-3 points-2 points  (4 children) | Copy

You are a quisling. Existential threats are all around us every day, this one isn’t fucking special. I’m not afraid, and if you are a healthy young man who is, I’m not sorry, you’re a fucking weakling.

[–]Middlekoorb2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

You sound like a 'healthy young man' with no regard for the safety of the most vulnerable people in our society. Selfish as fuck.

[–]muricanwerewolf10 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

You sound like someone comfortably working from home, while others become destitute keeping you “safe”. Eat me.

[–]The1ndex0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

I’m a strong young man with HIV. All of the people I fuck unprotected who die of aids are weaklings.

[–]muricanwerewolf10 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I can’t tell if you’re just cringposting or an actual bugchaser.

[–]pdiggs1500-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

I gave up alcohol. I'm on week two and I feel really good.



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