I need to get out the house more

Outside of Doctors appointments, the occasional trip for fast food or cigarettes, and the infrequent trip to the grocery store, I rarely leave the house. I feel like I have been inside this house forever.

Oh, and I do walk the dog sometimes.

Any suggestions for what a unsociable sz can do outside of the house?

What do you do to get out of the house?

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i run to town everyday and buy either a dr. pepper or diet coke at the gas station, it used to be cigarettes but now it is soda. i like to give them business, since we don’t have a lot of economy here. and also i go to the park multiple times a week, on average i get out of the house 1.5 times a day haha.

what helps me is i walk across the street to mom and dad’s multiple times a day for a change of scenery, in years past i left the house even less and really struggled with cabin fever, and was always asking for mom and dad to take me on a road trip every 3 or 4 months.

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You can take a short walk. Do you have a porch or patio or a deck, or a place to sit outside?

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That describes my life exactly. Since getting a job I work twice a week, that gets me out of the house, but it’s work, not social time.

My dog won’t walk anymore. I don’t know why. I use to walk him everyday.

There are websites like meetup.com where you can join groups and meetup with people who have similar interests. It was mentioned to me at an outpatient group I was part of a few years ago. Other MI patients where complaining about boredom and loneliness too. I created an account on the website but I haven’t met up with anyone.

I spend most of my time inside.

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It’s all about willingness to make that first move, which I can’t do either. I’m stuck in my ways, which means I’m stuck in the house basically. Wish I had some sound advice, but I’m in the same boat as you

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Your dogs joints could be hurting. I give my dog glucosamine and it’s really helping him. There is chewable glucosamine for dogs. The amount you give is based on your dogs size. It’s not expensive. It’s worth a try.

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I mainly leave the house to accompany my father to his doctor appointments.
I do my shopping including grocery shopping online.
I rarely leave the house otherwise.

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Don’t you feel cooped up sometimes, Wave? It’s beginning to bother me.

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Thanks for the suggestion but I think it’s a psychological problem. He has no problem running around the backyard chasing balls and stuff, or running around the house. I created a thread to get ideas about what was wrong with him. After talking about all kinds of possibilities I think @Wave figured out the problem

I looked into behavioural therapists for dogs, trainers, etc… but they are too expensive for me.

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Yeah many times I feel cooped up but I need some rest isolated from society because going to these doctors appointments burn me out to be honest.
I can’t socialize often or I’ll feel symptomatic easily.

But yeah sometimes the isolation gets to me @Bowens

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I can’t even do these :joy:

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Oh, bummer. I was hoping for an easy fix. Good luck :slight_smile:

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What happened to walking your dog @Bowens ?

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Do you drive, @Bowens?

Maybe you could try going to a park with your dog and just enjoying nature.

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I still walk my dog, but I have been slacking off.

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Yes, I drive. Thank you for the suggestion. I have not taken my dog to the park, although I sometimes walk her. Maybe I will.

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What about biking?

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I’m too fat for my bike anymore. It’s a real struggle to get moving now. I tried it since gaining weight and it was not easy. I think I need to lose weight before I can consider my bike again…I’m just too heavy.

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Idk I am heavier than you and my old bike work just fine. I biked for 2hrs when I took LDopa.

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My dog LOVES car rides. I say “want to go for a car ride” and he gets all excited. He loves to sit in the front passenger seat and just look out the window as we drive around. That could be something to do to get out of the house.

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