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Very busy but very bored, not something I've experienced before.

Anyone else been through or going through this as its so weird. I am day in day out rushed off my feet, always too much to do but... I'm bored. A kind of bored like when I have too much time on my hands...but I don't!

In the little spare time I have at the moment I can't seem to decide what to do. Watch TV, but what? ...its all boring. Go for a drink, where? Fed up of my usual haunts. Go eat, Chinese? Indian? Pizza? Italian? Don't know...

Go for a jog, no... Swim, nah. Gym, nope... arrrgh!

Anyone know what's wrong with me?
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Old 21.06.2010, 22:33
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Re: Very busy but very bored, not something I've experienced before.

Emm.. You are normal?
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Old 21.06.2010, 22:42
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Anyone else been through or going through this as its so weird. I am day in day out rushed off my feet, always too much to do but... I'm bored. A kind of bored like when I have too much time on my hands...but I don't!

In the little spare time I have at the moment I can't seem to decide what to do. Watch TV, but what? ...its all boring. Go for a drink, where? Fed up of my usual haunts. Go eat, Chinese? Indian? Pizza? Italian? Don't know...

Go for a jog, no... Swim, nah. Gym, nope... arrrgh!

Anyone know what's wrong with me?
aging ??
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Old 21.06.2010, 22:44
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Anyone else been through or going through this as its so weird. I am day in day out rushed off my feet, always too much to do but... I'm bored. A kind of bored like when I have too much time on my hands...but I don't!

In the little spare time I have at the moment I can't seem to decide what to do. Watch TV, but what? ...its all boring. Go for a drink, where? Fed up of my usual haunts. Go eat, Chinese? Indian? Pizza? Italian? Don't know...

Go for a jog, no... Swim, nah. Gym, nope... arrrgh!

Anyone know what's wrong with me?
time to go for vacation and recharge your batteries.
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Old 21.06.2010, 22:46
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Re: Very busy but very bored, not something I've experienced before.

mid life crisis.

Seriously.... too young to consider that all has been said and done and yet too old to accomplish the hopes and dreams you initially set out for.

In between

Daily trivia just keeps the mind from considering what you'd really like to do.

Time to think, me thinks
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Old 21.06.2010, 22:48
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Anyone else been through or going through this as its so weird. I am day in day out rushed off my feet, always too much to do but... I'm bored. A kind of bored like when I have too much time on my hands...but I don't!

In the little spare time I have at the moment I can't seem to decide what to do. Watch TV, but what? ...its all boring. Go for a drink, where? Fed up of my usual haunts. Go eat, Chinese? Indian? Pizza? Italian? Don't know...

Go for a jog, no... Swim, nah. Gym, nope... arrrgh!

Anyone know what's wrong with me?
Sounds like a rut dude. Time to hop into the car or train and experience a change of scenary for the weekend.
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You're saying are you that the older I get the more bored I become with life in general?
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You're saying are you that the older I get the more bored I become with life in general?

Id say yes cause you done it all and seen it all. then the second part of life comes around when you might do the same things but from a different perspective maybe....

But i dont know im 26 so.....Ill let you know in 20-30 years

And I read somewhere lately that midlife crises can start these days around 35-40-----
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You're saying are you that the older I get the more bored I become with life in general?
yup 'fraid so

worse... realizing all those young 'uns don't know as much 'bout life, but they've got the youth and the energy
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mid life crisis.

Seriously.... too young to consider that all has been said and done and yet too old to accomplish the hopes and dreams you initially set out for.

In between

Daily trivia just keeps the mind from considering what you'd really like to do.

Time to think, me thinks
Yes, you're right. I know also that the things that I (have to) do are advancing me forward but I'll only see the results when I look back, which isn't right now. The advice to take a break is good also because the achievements are then more apparant, I really asked that question in a spontaneous way & didn't think about what answers I might get, thanks, I mean it.

Life also isn't just about what achievements we make, its also about being... ..but if I really am in a mid-life crisis then I must resign myself to being this way, I think....
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:05
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You're saying are you that the older I get the more bored I become with life in general?
I think that absolute tosh.

There are loads of older people than me that I've met, that have put me to shame with their enthusiasm and zest for life.
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:07
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Re: Very busy but very bored, not something I've experienced before.

Haven't you just got a new job - or hasn't that started yet?

Your brain is actually in balance. Simply put some parts promote change others stability. The more stable you have been, the more you will yearn for change.

We are all wired a bit differently so that the balances vary from one individual to another, but basically you need a change - whether short or long term. Hence the saying "a change is as good as a rest".

Do something new or change something to get out of the rut
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I think that absolute tosh.

There are loads of older people than me that I've met, that have put me to shame with their enthusiasm and zest for life.

Ha yes but there is that hinge point where it all turns around ...no financial worries (or not to many) no dependents, no real worries but to enjoy all what you worked for!
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:11
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Re: Very busy but very bored, not something I've experienced before.

That's just it, we're programmed to evolve. Evolving means change.
Which is pretty much why we constantly fight stability and yearn for change.

Takes a while to put the words on the emotion and give it an identity.

Tis all good .... though a touch painful at times
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:13
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Haven't you just got a new job - or hasn't that started yet?

Your brain is actually in balance. Simply put some parts promote change others stability. The more stable you have been, the more you will yearn for change.

We are all wired a bit differently so that the balances vary from one individual to another, but basically you need a change - whether short or long term. Hence the saying "a change is as good as a rest".

Do something new or change something to get out of the rut
Yes I have been doing it a while but a jobs a job no?

You know what I miss in this ultra-individualistic land? Helping other people, everyone's so god damn independent they don't need help. Just feel like helping my mum or granny with the gardening or something. Being nice to other people in a practical way, that gives me good energy. Just being nice (if they don't need the help). I miss that.
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:17
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That's a downright decent approach.
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That's a downright decent approach.
Thanks Sky, you haven't got a spare granny have you?
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:27
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Re: Very busy but very bored, not something I've experienced before.

No but there's loads of caring to be done around here
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:46
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Can relate transition, what I do is to get the hell out of here in 2 months.
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Old 21.06.2010, 23:48
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Yes I have been doing it a while but a jobs a job no?

You know what I miss in this ultra-individualistic land? Helping other people, everyone's so god damn independent they don't need help. Just feel like helping my mum or granny with the gardening or something. Being nice to other people in a practical way, that gives me good energy. Just being nice (if they don't need the help). I miss that.
In that case, foster your altruistic instinct - get in touch with local charities, age concern, schools or youth groups to see if you can help out in any way.

But it is also important to take advantage of the quiet times to nurture yourself - reading, writing, walking and enjoying nature, cooking, entertaining, taking up a new hobby, dancing - whatever you fancy that you can immerse yourself in to alleviate your feelings of boredom. Good luck!
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