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MOMMARUNNER77 SparkPoints: (8,894)
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7/23/12 1:22 P

good advice here! volunteer, do a daily routine, so you are getting out. Meet with friends, and if you haven't already if it's possible get a pet, dog or cat...animals can be very therapeutic and also make a great companionship.

BRITOMART Posts: 7,424
7/23/12 1:15 P

I have lived alone for several decades, but I remember the start. It really IS different: you are your own 'policeman,' your own motivation, and your own cheering section.

Here are a few suggestions:
1. make sure you get out and about EVERY SINGLE DAY. Don't let yourself get caught up in the house.
2. try to meet a friend, for coffee, a walk, or something nearly every day (esp. on those days you don't have work or some other outside commitment).
3. take up a hobby--someone suggested knitting--problem with solitary hobbies is they can catch you in the house. if you knit, join Ravelry or some other group and knit with the group.

Exercise is great for depression; it's also essential for those who live alone.

The OTHER side of the coin: Living alone lets you have unparalleled opportunities for making your own choices. NO ONE can derail your food choices; NO ONE will bring stuff in you don't want.

You can make your space your own--exercise your own tastes (develop your own tastes--I had the darnedest time getting out from under my mother's ideas of what made a 'good' color for a bathroom).

It's an adventure, or it's a punishment; and the choice is yours. Good success to you.

HORSESX4 SparkPoints: (5,187)
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7/23/12 12:37 P

Sometimes it is a little heart breaking when you feel that you have done so good that week. And then you step on the scales only to find out things have not gone so good.
If you feel that this is not the problem, then please go and see a specialist. There are things they can do to help. Meds are not always the answer. If they are just listen to your doctor.
I hope you feel better. If you ever need to talk just stop by my page. emoticon

Edited by: HORSESX4 at: 7/23/2012 (12:40)
SPOORK Posts: 1,193
7/23/12 12:26 P

Are you depressed? If so seeing a doctor, talking to therapist, and regular exercise will help.

Even if you're not suffering from depression regular exercise will help boost your mood and give you a sense of accomplishment, even if it's just a short walk. I always feel better and happier after exercising. Look into joining gym, fitness studio, or yoga studio if you can and try group classes. If you go regularly you'll meet people in the classes, which might help you feel less lonely.

How about picking up a new hobby (knitting, sewing, etc.) or volunteering?

Edited by: SPOORK at: 7/23/2012 (12:29)
CRAFTYGRAM47 SparkPoints: (6,000)
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7/23/12 11:55 A

I live alone for the first time in my life and it is really getting me down. I seem to sleep way to much. my time is spent on tv sleeping and work. I cant seem to get motivated

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