I hope you have some non-stressful plans this weekend! Please do keep trying to find something you enjoy - at the library, a museum, a class - anything at all that you can look forward to. The local arts and crafts store and home depot frequently have free demonstrations or hands-on workshops that might get you interested in something new.
It's so nice of you to watch your grandson - daycare and babysitters are so expensive, it's often hard to find a job that can pay for that and still leave $$$ left over to live!
What is one thing (or more!) that you have done today to manage your depression or anxiety? Let's share - maybe we can get ideas from another community member. It can be as simple as taking your meds or as complex as making a doctor's appointment.
I just took a walk around the block. It was only 12 minutes or so but my mood has lifted.
Anyone else want to share anything - big or small?
I would suggest taking ANY small, tiny step that can make you feel better. Do you have a stroller? Perhaps you can take the baby around the block and collect some fall leaves? Maybe do some super deep breaths and some easy stretches? A jumping jack?
Can you give a call to the disability office for your city/state to check on your disability payment? I know it takes a while for the first check to come in but 7 weeks sounds excessive. Just finding that out might give you some peace of mind.
Please keep checking back in - and give that grandson a big hug - his love for grandma is unconditional!