My Life is Boring AF

I lost my job due to the pandemic and although it’s been a wonderful break for me, I’m bored. I’ve sent out dozens of resumes and now it looks like things are back peddling. The CERB is being diminished so I’m afraid I won’t be able to afford anything on top of just bills which means literally being stuck doing free activities or stuck at home. Yes, everyone is going through this and I’m no exception but I’m BORED! I have some talents in certain areas but I have no wish to fulfill them. I’ve become completely complacent. I feel like I’m just floating through life like a slug. I know I’m going to look back at this and get upset with myself for not being more productive but I can’t seem to force myself. I’m getting fatter and lazier and I’ve lost my will to give a shit. I’m basically a shut in. I have no idea how to use social media either so it’s not like I could start some magical influencer page that takes up all my time either and I don’t care to learn how. Ugh. FML.

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Don't worry

Sep 29, 2020 at 6:00am

Once you run out of money you'll wake up. Hunger is a great motivator.

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It's ok to be bored

Sep 29, 2020 at 7:24am

What I mean by that is that we're going through a pandemic, there is an insane amount of suffering, and it's ok that you haven't been productive.

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Hmm....

Sep 29, 2020 at 9:13am

A few suggestions:

1. Be kind to yourself. These are not typical times, so cut yourself some slack.

2. Get out for a walk every day (weather permitting) - it's a great way to lift one's spirits, and will get your body a bit more active, which will also make you feel better.

3. If you're not keen to fulfill your talents at this time, what about trying to find a new interest? I got into history during the lockdown (thanks to watching history shows on BBC Documentary - they have a YouTube channel and the shows are free), but perhaps there's something else that might intrigue you. Art? Geology? Libraries are open, there's great information available online, and you may find something that will pique your interest and exercise your brain a bit. Lots of free online lectures right now, too.

Just take it one step at a time, don't beat yourself up, and shake up your boredom by seeing if you can find something that interests you and perhaps takes you out of your boredom box. Good luck!

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Come on man really!!

Sep 29, 2020 at 9:37am

Weak dude, so unbelievablely weak. I feel bad for you, you are lazy your troll should have come with a premaid sign. "My name is(insert Asshole here) and it's a sunny beautiful day my best idea is to troll the net in an attempt to squash people" for shame bro for shame.

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It’s called depression

Sep 29, 2020 at 9:58am

You’re describing many of the symptoms of depression. The majority of cases of depression are brought about by situations, and not because someone has an ongoing illness. There’s a ton of information available to give you suggestions about how to cope with exactly what you’re describing.

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Give yourself a break

Sep 29, 2020 at 10:15am

It's a very common issue with people right now. This is a stressful time. Lack of motivation is to be expected right now and the last thing you need to be doing is beating yourself up.

Please be gentle with yourself.

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@Please be gentle with yourself.

Sep 29, 2020 at 2:46pm

Thank you, thank you and more thank youz and much good vibes and advice in most of these posts so thank you, all you positive good heart-minded ones. :-)

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Pharmakon @@Please

Sep 29, 2020 at 3:20pm

Ain’t it funny when the poison leads to the cure :) Enjoy this beautiful day, fellow traveller. Some flowers are still in bloom.

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Me too

Sep 29, 2020 at 3:24pm

I am bored out of my mind. Aside from the occasional walk or quick get together with a friend or two, my life has become frustratingly stagnant. Usually this time of year I am prepping for an autumn trip to Europe, where I used to live. Now stuck in Vancouver indefinitely running out of money fast and dependent on relatives to help me out. I feel like such a loser! My business has totally slumped and I don’t know if it’s even possible to find a job right now? Desperately craving European social life, art and music even though I know it’s safer here!! This is hard for a lot of people.

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