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I'm just plain bored... And I feel like I can't do anything about it.

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Hey everyone I hope you're all well. So lately, I just feel like I'm at a cross roads of sort. I recently finished college and now I awaits Uni in September. And lately, I've just can't figure out what to do with my life in the meantime. I'm a foreigner and I don't really have any close friends here, so I have nobody to really hang out with and because of the lockdown, I can't go out and meet people, or do anythimg for that matter. I've been told to just go with the flow but really it's like I'm not moving at all... Im just plain bored and lonely and I just want my life to be more exciting than this... But the catch is that given the world's circumstances I am at a loss with solutions. Im not asking for advice, ofcourse it's welcomed I wouldn't say no to it but really I just want to vent... All this isolation has me trapped with my thoughts and it's just exhausting.
 
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Hey Charlie
I`ve just joined & feel the same,so thought I`d say hi! 👋
 
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Set yourself short term goal, little things to do here and there in the meantime. There's plenty of this you can do, even under current circumstances you just gotta find them. Pick a routine and settle into it. You mentioned that you were starting uni in September, so am I. I do background reading and revision for my subject. Its something to get me out of bed in the mornings and it will mean that I'll be ahead of the game when I actually hit uni.

Other things you can do: exercise, meditation, yoga, hobbies. List is endless really. Only limit is your willpower and imagination.
 
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We're all in the same boat and we're plenty seasick.

I've been working out of those house since March of 2020. Outside of going grocery shopping once a week-with facemask and avoiding other folks-that's been about it. I work online from early morning until 10:00 or so at night, with a few breaks in between. Brush my teeth, go to bed and get up at 6:00 am the next morning to do the same thing. Weekends are just a break in the routine where you can do laundry, clean up the house and get ready for another week.

I'm nothing special, Billions of people around the world are doing the same things. Hope it ends soon. It MUST end soon.
 
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Hey everyone I hope you're all well. So lately, I just feel like I'm at a cross roads of sort. I recently finished college and now I awaits Uni in September. And lately, I've just can't figure out what to do with my life in the meantime. I'm a foreigner and I don't really have any close friends here, so I have nobody to really hang out with and because of the lockdown, I can't go out and meet people, or do anythimg for that matter. I've been told to just go with the flow but really it's like I'm not moving at all... Im just plain bored and lonely and I just want my life to be more exciting than this... But the catch is that given the world's circumstances I am at a loss with solutions. Im not asking for advice, ofcourse it's welcomed I wouldn't say no to it but really I just want to vent... All this isolation has me trapped with my thoughts and it's just exhausting.
hi charlie have you ever thought of joining a mental health club, im a member of one and find it helps me alot with not feeling isolated.....mental health clubs are places where mentally ill people can go to participate in activities such as drama, art creative writing, personal development or group therapy to name but a few activities or else you can just drop in for a coffee and a chat.....in these places you will meet nice understanding, humble people who have been through it, having depression would qualify you for membership.....just ask your mental health team about it
 
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Listen to uplifting and encouraging songs on youtube because music helps.

It would be good for you to do your hobbies and do what you are good at or what you are passionate and love to do. Are you good in arts, cooking, gardening, baking, carpentry, etc.? Do it. A lot of people are successful by doing so.
 
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I call that emotional boredom, when you lack any real emotional engagement or stimulus whether it's by human relationships or feeling passion for an activity then the enjoyment of everything else just seemingly drops to zero, even things that once were enjoyable become dry and dreary.
 
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