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Finding something to do

For me, boredom is the most difficult feeling to deal with. It leads to all other negative emotions. I tend to very much enjoy my solitude, and prefer keeping to myself and doing something along the lines of reading or making art. I often wonder if I’m missing out or if there’s something wrong with me because I don’t seem to enjoy going out and drinking or whatever it is peers my age do as much as other people. But I’ve tried it before and it’s okay, to an extent. I’d rather be hiking in the woods or going to art shows, and a bunch of other things I don’t have easy access to.

This winter I’m trying to find things to preoccupy my time. I’m definitely going to read intensely and crochet things I can sell. What do other people do when they’re home alone? Anything you enjoy that you would like to suggest?

2 Replies to “Finding something to do”

  1. Michael says:

    Hi Amily,

    We sound very similar! I do not think you are missing out at all! I think we all know ourselves best, and if doing quiet activities most of your time makes you happy, then follow that inner voice.

    Is there a way you could read or draw at a coffee shop or quiet book store cafe? I used to do that all the time, when I needed to get out, but not be around people directly. If you cant get out of your home due to transportation, I think that goal setting or other task orientated activities are helpful. I tend to do those things, as well as staying busy with keeping my apartment clean and some video game time in there as well!

    You definitely are not alone with your passion for the quieter activities!

  2. Amily says:

    Hi Michael,

    Reading at a book store cafe sounds really fun. It’s good to know I’m not alone in this 🙂

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