I’ve been attempting to limit my forum time a bit lately, so I’ve been wandering around the house aimlessly a lot the last few days. Today, during one of my aimless treks around the house, my dad suggested that I need to either get a job, volunteer, get hobbies, start a business, or something to break my boredom.
He may be right. The possible options seem like a lot though. So, I thought I’d ask the forum what they think I should do.
Here are my current circumstances: I get burnt out often during the day and often find myself napping. I don’t really need money. My expenses here are well within my means atm. I’m unsure of my stress limitations. I used to think I was immune to stress related symptoms, but am not so sure anymore.
What would you recommend for a burnt out schizophrenic, who sleeps a lot and doesn’t really need cash, and may be prone to symptoms from stress?
Anyone want to spitball me something here? What would you do? Just get more hobbies?
Are there any hobbies that you never got the chance to take up that just give you joy?
I think you should play video games or watch tv to combat boredom
(thats what I do anyway)
Umm…I’m not sure @LittleMissSlothy . I guess I need to experiment with some things if I’m going to try new hobbies. Nothing comes to mind at the moment. When I was younger, I used to enjoy video games and the like, but I have a difficult time getting into them anymore, so thats probably out.
For a bit, I was painting miniatures, but that seems to have fallen by the wayside. I’m just not sure.
I want to find something, I really do, I’m just not sure what I’m enthusiastic about anymore. Maybe I need to experiment.
Thanks for your suggestions @Rainstorm !
Maybe I should just become an exercise fanatic and make myself super ultra physical fit.
I think volunteering is a good idea.
Perhaps at a shelter for dogs. You seem to get on well with dogs. Idk. It is up to ur hearts desire.
I gave up on hobbies and food.
I am putting the efforts i would into short burst of house work and my home is more livable.
I am doing better not beating myself up that I can’t enjoy hobbies that I used to be good at.
Start by volunteering. If you improve, try working part time.
I don’t know, if you don’t suffer from significant negative symptoms (lack of motivation) then I would try to take up a hobby.
Thanks @ThePoet @LittleMissSlothy @Kxev
I have actually considered the dog shelter in the past. Maybe.
Thanks @Wave . I do suffer from negatives but I’m willing to try to push past them.
Volunteer. You know it’s the answer because you don’t need cash. You will meet people and contribute to your community. It will give you purpose. You might even meet a mrs. bowens when you’re not looking. The type of women that volunteer won’t judge you for your circumstances and are probably the most empathetic group you could draw from. There is no reason to be bored, just get out there. Hell, I should volunteer too…
idk you need to try something small to start
do you have dogs or even cats and try to teach them behavior and tricks
that is what i do with boredom
also im thinking to start 3D puzzles again
i use to build them then hang them up or give them away to people especially kids they love them
just a thought
good luck with your search
Thanks @yoda123 . yes, I have a dog.
I’d love to work with animals too one day it is my dream job… I think
Yeah, I’m seriously considering going down to one of the dog shelters monday and volunteering based on the input here and past thoughts.