all lucky 7s Posted May 17, 2010 Share Posted May 17, 2010 I don't really get much contact with society outside of work, and I think I've been devoting way, way too much time to the Internet lately. I want to get out more often, but I'm not really sure where to go or what to do. I get along well with my co-workers, and we always make plans to go out, but they only actually materialize very rarely (maybe once every two months). One problem is that I just don't feel much energy to get out by myself, so I always wait for other people to make plans so I can just follow along. But since I don't know many people at all, this practice has mostly resulted in me spending many a night alone at the computer. Another thing is that I sometimes feel a little bit of social anxiety when I go to certain places (for example, I'll feel anxious and out of place in something as simple as a clothes store), and I have this fear in general of new things. Which is ironic because I'm not satisfied with where I am and the only way to improve would be through enjoying new things and experiences. To be honest, my ultimate goal in this is probably to get a girlfriend. Mostly for the emotional support and so I can have someone to go out with from time to time. Though I also want to be put in situations where I can meet and interact with new people. I have this idea that I'm terrible at social interactions (since I don't really have any friends) but I think it has more to do with the fact that I never leave my house and scarcely leave my comfort zone. Actually, I intended for 2010 to be something of a new beginning for me. And it was, for a little while. But now it's already May, summer is coming and people are getting more active, more social, and it's like the world is coming alive again. I really don't want to spend this summer locked behind a computer screen. So, long story short: Any ideas for ways I can get out of my house, preferably a place where I can meet and interact with others? And also, any motivation tricks that can help me to actually go out and do these things? I have kind of an addiction to the discussion of action, which is holding me back as well. Any help appreciated. Thanks. Link to comment
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