I know it is painfully difficult to wait for medication to work or wait for anything to work. Continue reading, walking the dogs, golfing, etc…doing the normal daily activities that you’ve done in the past and time will pass. I suggest less TV adding more reading and being outside in nature even if it’s sitting outside and doing absolutely nothing because that’s OK!
Put the worries in a worry jar to be revisited at a later date. Start where you are every single day. Have no expectations and let each day appear as it will.
Don’t think about life having to change but think of it more in terms of adding new things to an already established routine. Reading, walking 30 minutes a day even if it’s 15 minutes twice a day and mindfulness/meditation. Those three things, over time, can make a big difference in how we think and feel.
Without hope there can be no plan but where there’s a plan there is hope. 😊