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    Lonely

    I'm bipolar on disability with no job or school, can't handle a whole lot of tasks. I get overwhelmed easily. And I'm an isolated mess. I've checked facebook groups, meetups, nami groups (support groups). My emotional hunger is huge. My repression is huge. I wonder if this happens a lot on disability. I live at home with my mom and get no privacy either. My hobbies are swimming, kayaking, reading and writing. However I like to be alone for these. I'm a natural introvert. A loner as it is. Now, a hermit. I've had to figure out how to rebuild my life. And it's not working. The friends I do have live in other states and have jobs, have lives, are busy.

    Anything else I could be doing? Sigh. Thank you for reading. It means a lot to me.

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    Do you have a support worker or social worker or someone who could help you find other interests that could work for you?

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    Do you have any friends or relatives who could help you crawl out of your shell?

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    What about volunteering?

    Iím an introvert and I love animals so I volunteer at an animal shelter.

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    I am sorry you're going through this, OP. I hope you can find things that will make things easier for you.

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    Originally Posted by limichelle
    What about volunteering?

    Iím an introvert and I love animals so I volunteer at an animal shelter.
    OP,.did you try a different volunteering activity? You said before volunteering with kids wasn't for you.

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    Can you elaborate on how you can't handle a lot of tasks? It seems that kayaking requires a lot of multi-tasking, and if you enjoy reading and writing, then you don't have problems focusing.

    Perhaps a part-time job would help you to overcome your introversion and be good for you.

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    Hi all. Volunteering may be good. I'm not ready for a job that's what I meant by things overwhelm me. I do write for a website but that's an online thing that I don't communicate much with people for.

    I just feel stuck.

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    Tell me specifically how having a part time job would overwhelm you. In what way?

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    Well I get anxiety when I have to perform, and I have a learning disability as well (that I didn't want to mention but here we are). I also don't want to work, sorry.

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