Boredom (mostly weekend)

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Mildlybipolar
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   Posted 7/30/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
We all know boredom is the #1 ally of any addiction, or depression. And boredom sadly seems to follow me around. I just can't find things to keep me busy, especially on the weekends.
 
I'm the opposite of most people. I LOVE my job, and I can't wait for Mondays because I love what I do and doing it actually causes me to get a bit manic - but not a destructive kind, just creative and satisfied.
 
My interests are narrow as it is, I like to think I'm fairly social, but I'm probably lying to myself about that, and I'm not necessarily one to try out new things. But I'm reaching deseperation here. Seriously, a couple nights this week, I watched 2 innings of baseball and went to bed at 8 because I felt I didn't have anything else to do and nothing was holding my interest.
 
So I'm open to whatever. Anyone have any suggestions, so I can add those things to the lamictal and abilify as weapons to stave off the depression.
 
Thanks so much :-)
 
 
 
 
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red lightening
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   Posted 7/30/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you're kinda lonely to me. Do you have a friend you could hang out with one night a week. That's what I'm looking for in my life right now. My husband is my best friend but sometimes I get lonely for a girlfriend to do things with. We live in a fairly large city and it's difficult to meet someone.

I'm joining a poetry club that has open mic nights all around town. I have not gone yet but I thought maybe I'd meet a friend that shared a similar interest. Are you even mildly interested in anything...you could probably find a meetup in your area

Hope this helps. I know it's hard to be interested in anything when I'm depressed. Sometimes I have to force myself to get out...even if it's just to walk the dog...I'm also going to start yoga at my gym...even if I don't meet anyone I will feel better.

Mildlybipolar
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   Posted 7/30/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd say it's boredom more than loneliness. I've moved so much and lived so many places without close friends, that I stopped relying on companionship for fulfillment.

I live in a decent place, but after going to St. Pete for a few days, I realize how few and far between my options are where I live.

Alot of this is probably fueled by depression, so maybe once I get even higher dosages of meds, my heart felt interests will finally return to me.

Thank you for your support Red!
Bipolar II (diag. 2005)
On my 7th psychologist. *I've moved alot*
Thousands of pages read on my disorder
Looking for people like me
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right"
Lamictal and Abilify are my friends
 

tortoise11
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   Posted 7/30/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
How about a dog? And enroll in training classes.

It will get you out of the house and you'll get homework to work on every week!

Choose a dog sport that interests you, have a trainer help you pick out a dog, and the sky is the limit! You could stay busy training for years.

It's addictive! :D
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