sometimes I get lonely and bored

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About once a week I find myself just bored and feeling a little depressed. My daughter is school age and so I have the days to myself. This sounds great, but I am finding it isn't all it is cracked up to be. Constant chores and no one to talk to. I spend too much time on the computer, and I think it is a coping method. Kind of escape. Anyone bested this monster? I would like suggestions!

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Angela - posted on 11/15/2009

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catch up with friends make lunch dates with friends volenteer at you kids school or find a place you want volrnteer at join a gym I join a gym and i enjoy talking to the people there andthe have activies there other then just working out. Do something for your self . take a day out of week for you to do something fun like go for walk met up witha friend or family

Sylvia - posted on 11/14/2009

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Find someone in your area where you can go have coffee with or just meet up for a nice walking buddy. I met a few on here and we have a day once a month where we get together have some drinks and bring bags of clothes we don't want and swap clothes...pretty fun if you ask me. Can go to estate sales, Yard sales and now Christmas shopping without the kiddos :) HOpe this helps!

Lisa - posted on 11/14/2009

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Is there someplace in your community you can volunteer? Meals on Wheels? The Food Bank? The Library? The Hospital? There are all sorts of things out there. It gives you a chance to have some "grown up" time, but because it isn't a paying job, when your family needs you, it's okay to take time off.

Also consider registering for a community college class. Something fun like music or art or literature. Most community college classes meet only two or three days per week. Some community centers teach classes, too. You would be surprised how much fun it is to just exercise your brain.

Ashley - posted on 11/12/2009

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You could find a hobby.I deal with the same thing and my son is at home with me still. Try to get out of the house some find a mom group in your community. HOpe this helps

Rachel - posted on 11/12/2009

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I'm feeling lonely and bored a lot too. I had my son August 08 so he's home with me but is at that age where he just wants to play alone and isn't talking yet. I find myself getting depressed and end up not doing anything all day. It sucks!! Let me know if you find something that works.

Kristel - posted on 11/12/2009

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I have 4 kids, myself. My first two were only 14 months apart. I didnt have a second of the day to myself! Six years later, after both were in kindergarten, I worked all day, while they were in school.Ten years later, I was pregnant again & had to stop working after my maternity leave.Then 20 months later, another came along! But in between the ten year-child bearing hyatus, I would feel the same as you're describing, at times. You should have a support system in place. Do you have friends you could go to lunch with once in awhile?family? You could become active in school during holidays. I was on the PTO. Every Xmas, we did the workshop, and I'd get to see my daughters when their classes came in.We did the Halloween parade, etc..., I loved to listen to music during the day while I cleaned/organized also. You could take up a hobby, or if you really have extra time, you could donate your time to helping others and be a volunteer! I would

limit your time on the computer, if I were you! It's such a waste of useful time to be on the computer for extended periods of time, unless you have to be! Personally, I could think of thousands of things to do now ihad even minutes to spare during the day. Dont take it for granted. It's a luxury! Good luck! :)

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