My Environment Is Draining Me

Dove Bennett
3 min readMay 3, 2022
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I live in a very depressing environment and it is draining me. My apartment is small and dark, and the constant stress of dealing with everything that comes with living in such a bad environment is taking a toll on my mental health. Living in a dark or toxic environment can be tough on your mental and physical health. But there are some things you can do to make the best of a bad situation.

I live in a one-bedroom apartment in Killeen, Tx and I never realized how much your living environment could take a toll on your health until I lived here for a year. Being stuck in a depressing environment like this can have serious consequences for our mental health. It can lead to feelings of anxiety and despair, making it difficult to focus on anything else. When I lived in California, I felt so happy and motivated to live a healthier life and get work done. I now feel the complete opposite.

Despite my best efforts, I have been unable to find a way to escape this environment. I have tried looking for new living arrangements and talking to friends about it, but nothing seems to help. It feels like there is no hope for me, and that my environment is slowly draining me of the energy and motivation that I once had. And it isn’t just about the mental environment, physically, it also isn’t the safest place to live. Just two nights ago a young man shot himself in front of my apartment and a few months ago there was a physical altercation between two residents at our complex.

So what am I going to do about it? For starters, I am just trying to focus on the positive things in my life and take things one day at a time. I know that it is important for me to find a way out of this environment, but it is not going to be easy.

Additionally, I am planning a trip to go visit my sister in California. The bright sun and high energy just give me a boost of motivation that I can’t even explain. I know that this environment is draining me and I need to do something about it, so I am committed to finding a way out. For now, I just have to keep moving forward and stay focused on what truly matters in life. My environment may be dark and depressing, but there is light at the end of the tunnel if I just keep moving.

If you’re stuck in a dark environment and can’t get away as I can, there are still things…

Dove Bennett

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