My depression makes it really difficult to focus. I feel like I have this constant mental fog I lack the passion I used to have for learning and doing schoolwork. Everytime I sit down and say “ok I’m going to make this essay good” or “I’m going to make this project good”, I just can’t. I don’t know how to explain it. I just have no mental energy at all. It doesn’t help that everytime I go to school, I have to put in a a happy face and pretend like my thoughts aren’t eating away at me. It’s really making my dread school because any small, insignificant thing makes me want to break down in tears and I can’t start crying because I forget my pencil case or something. I’ll look stupid and dramatic. It’s not even the small, insignificant things that makes me anxious, it just feels that it’s one thing after another and I always feel overwhelmed. I wonder if any of you have tips for focusing because if I could just focus, maybe I’d be less anxious.