Mental Illness, Depression, Hating Waking Up in the Morning

I can relate to this so much. I wake up feeling this way at least once or twice a week, if not more. Life seems so much more overwhelming and undo-able upon waking up. I really have no idea why. Sometimes the anxiety can get so intense my heart starts to race and my brain feels like it’s screaming.

This sort of free-floating morning anxiety is common in depression and might be the reason why depressed people often wake early and can’t get back to sleep.   But having these attacks isn’t just limited to depressed people.  It could also happen to people who suffer from anxiety disorders or are just under a lot of stress.

I’ve found the best thing to do when this happens is to get up. Trying to fall back to sleep when you’re feeling this sort of mental anguish will NOT work. You will lay there in your bed feeling panicky and wide awake. Once you get up and start going about your daily activities, no matter how daunting they seem, your anxiety level will decrease significantly.


If you wake up every morning feeling anxiety, depression and completely overwhelmed at the thought of scraping through another day, you are not alone.

Once the day gets going after a few hours, you can get into autopilot mode, or somehow tolerate the things you have to do in order to survive. But upon waking up, you feel like one more day of painful suffering existance might be too much.

You feel alone and like there is something horribly wrong with your life. It is so severe upon opening your eyes in the morning that you cannot imagine anyone else would understand.

You are not alone. This is an important situation that gets worse being left in the darkness. Feel free to express your feelings in the comments here….if you are experiencing…or have ever experienced this.

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2 thoughts on “Mental Illness, Depression, Hating Waking Up in the Morning

  1. I manage my depression better at this point in my life. Thinking of things to be grateful for helps the most. Helping people with their problems helps. Realizing it could be much worse. Deciding on goals and working on them. Can be goals for the day. Having difficulty now, so sent you an e-mail. Hope to hear from you. Make the best of the day!

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    • Hi! I got your email and I am going to reply in a bit. I’m sorry I didn’t reply sooner, just life got in the way, you know how it is. I’m glad you like this blog 🙂
      Thinking of things to be grateful for always helps a lot. It’s a habit you have to form, it took me awhile to not always be focusing on the negatives.


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