Fed up?

I'm not normally one to post something like this but does anyone else just feel fed up in general with all this? I was talking to the missus the other morning in bed and said I just feel like crying. Couldn't explain why, I think it's just helplessness. It's an emotion I've never felt before.
 

1finny

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I'm not normally one to post something like this but does anyone else just feel fed up in general with all this? I was talking to the missus the other morning in bed and said I just feel like crying. Couldn't explain why, I think it's just helplessness. It's an emotion I've never felt before.

You are not alone - its the helplessness, the wait, the loneliness
Take care
 

TheBoroBuzzard

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It’s more the boredom for me, usually upon a Saturday, picking my footy and racing bets for the day then out and about prior to an afternoon of sport. Feeling lost already, and it’s only 9am 😩
 

FabioPorkpie

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It is really hard but with each day that passes, we get a day closer to an easing back of restrictions (still a long way off in all likelihood). We get a day closer towards a vaccine, a day more knowledgeable about the virus itself, a day further into trials for treatments, a day closer to more testing and better understanding of the spread, a day closer to being able to see and hug friends and family again, a day closer to summer and sunshine (everything seems better in the sunshine), a day closer to more essential ventilator equipment being putting in place, and a day where the numbers who are possibly immune to the virus increases, as more people recover from it.
Hard though it is, I try to remain positive and see each day completed as a small victory. It’s a time game at the minute, just got to try and stay positive and know that you aren’t going through this alone. Virtual manhugs to one and all!
 
You are not alone - its the helplessness, the wait, the loneliness
Take care
Thanks finny, none of us are alone. It's just the routine I think. You go to work, have craic with the lads, go for a few pints, have a craic in the pub, come Friday you treat the missus, nice meal whatever. Spoil the kids on Sunday hungover 😂. All them good times can't be done now. That's what is affecting me mentally I think. As it will a lot of people. I just never thought it would get to me... take care yourself mate 👍

P.s that just sounds like I miss the pub 😂. No it's the joy that surrounds us whether it's the lads, kids, wife. It's not doing what makes them smile. We're all in the same boat, I'll stop moping 👍😂
 
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Laughing

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Midlands, we are so used to having an illusion of control in our lives that it is bound to have an emotional effect on us.

I would suggest using the additional time to do something you wouldn't normally have time to.

Learn a language, learn card magic. I am getting lots done around the house and on the car, just to fill time. I am perhaps a little more lucky in as much as I can work fully from home, so Monday to Friday are fully taken. I get the weekends can be long and boring with our usual distractions taken away from us, sport, a beer.
 

zorro_mfc

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I think what makes it more bearable for me is knowing that pretty much every corner of the globe Is feeling the same so we really are all on the same boat.
If was just us or few countries then that would be different but basically life as we all know it just on hold now. Same with world economy it’s all fked. So the numbers don’t really matter
so it will come back.

About this time last year I was on a cruise to russia And Scandinavia etc I’m glad I’m not on a cruise ship now.
 

asredastheycome

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Midlands keep your spirits up mate I feel we have a while to go yet. I don't think its been as bad as I expected yet. I am lucky in that I have a big interest in music and I can mess about making compilations up all day long. That and catching up with TV shows I have missed. Its all totally boring but necessary. Going to stop having the news on all day as that just depresses the hell out of me. This board has been a blessing during all this. People slag off FMTTM but this and the old board helps keep me amused, angry, sad and many other things. Some good people on here.
 

spanishman

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A structure helped for me for sure. The first week my head was all over the place.
Simple things like preparing a list of what meals I am going to cook for the next period of time. Then the missus or myself goes out and does a big shop. I have always been the person who cooks. This has given me more time to create a variety of nice meals rather than just quick food. Some failures in there. The Spanish omelette yesterday ended up more like scrambled egss with stuff in.
 

spanishman

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Midlands, we are so used to having an illusion of control in our lives that it is bound to have an emotional effect on us.

I would suggest using the additional time to do something you wouldn't normally have time to.

Learn a language, learn card magic. I am getting lots done around the house and on the car, just to fill time. I am perhaps a little more lucky in as much as I can work fully from home, so Monday to Friday are fully taken. I get the weekends can be long and boring with our usual distractions taken away from us, sport, a beer.
We are also starting to learn how to play bridge. Something we have thought about doing for years.
 

Corcaigh_the_Cat

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I remember as a young fella working in Saudi all I looked forward to was getting the 3 months out of the way to get back to civilisation.

There were no pubs or bars, no television but we were able to get out for a walk and go for a dip in the pool, congregate with other workers on an evening. We passed the time playing cards, cooking (which I'd not done a great deal of), and playing a bit of sport.

I'm looking at this the same way, I'm just starting my 3 months, no pubs again. This time we have excellent television but no walking. I'm going to be helping in the garden (haven't done much if that before), doing exercises for wrinklies, cooking, reading and using this place. In no time the end of June will be here and hopefully walks at the beach and countryside.

Set yourself small targets and try out things you haven't. Give reading a good go.

More importantly, don't pine for what you can't have at the moment. You're still alive, so live. There's always going to be times when you get fed up but stay busy if you get that way and beat it
 

Wev1

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I don't feel much different, other than missing having the odd night out with pals, but can understand how for some this is an absolute nightmare.

It's different for me mind, as I've worked from home for years and have always had 1000 DIY jobs on the go. Although I did dust off the PS4 yesterday which hadn't been turned on for 3 years.

Maybe go on YouTube or Skillshare and learn some new skills? Ideally what you need to do is basically replace your previous pass-times with new ones.
Like someone mentioned above, planning meals is a good one, cook from scratch, basically just to use up some time.
If you can avoid crowds go out for a walk for an hour a day.
Talk to some friends or other couples on houseparty or zoom apps, they're easy to use and can kill hours and be a good laugh.

What I wouldn't advise is just bunkering down and going into a netflix cocoon, and doing that all day every day. Do different things each day, as having it turn into groundhog day can be hard to fight.

It's going to be sunny the next couple of days, sit in the garden, sunlight is good at keeping people positive.
 

Doom_On_Horseback

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I've been making jobs around the house...that i wouldn't do normally...but it passes time. I'm also usually a very positive person, and hate wishing away time, and always try and be constructive. I've been learning German on a night...and reading books I normally wouldn't bother with. Re-watching old DVD's. I got to the gym almost everyday usually. I've been running everyday, but it's not the same...I've been making makeshift weights in the garden out of bags of bricks...
 
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