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Old 11-08-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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Having a hard time with a lack of interest in things. I've been on disability for 8 years and used to have hobbies that would get me through the day (Being unemployed - I struggle with having a purpose). Now, however, all my interest in any hobby whatsoever has gone. I used to be into houseplants, making music, making art, etc. Now I just pace around the apartment with feelings of excruciating boredom.


Has anyone suffered similarly or has anyone found a way to drum up interest in an activity or hobby?
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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((((NathanNake)))) That's probably because of the depression you have. After a while, you just lose interest in everything and life becomes numb. Do you see a therapist? I'm sorry
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I understand what youíre saying. I used to be a voracious reader (a book a day kind of thing) and it got me through some tough times. Now Iíve lost interest in it and don't know how to get it back. Lack of purpose is a problem.

Mickey has a good point. It could be some level of depression that is causing your lack of interest in things you usually enjoy. Do any new hobbies interest you?
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Hi NathanNake,

My interest in hobbies/activities does tend to wax and wane a bit but not to the point you're experiencing. One thing I do when disinterested or depressed is pick my favourite one and then go ahead and try to do it. I look at my hobbies as interests, yes, but also as coping techniques for my psych issues as well. And so if I apply myself to my favourite one then quite often a sense of enthusiasm begins to return and then I can try and build on that.

All the best. That's a cool guitar in your avatar too. Is it a Fender Strat?

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