To be honest, in terms of activities, that's all it is for some people, and they are fine with it.
I have found from a serious level of depression that nothing gives me joy anymore, but I could distract from my pain.
Now I cannot seem to find any distraction from my pain and I feel very helpless and desperate. I don't have any money for therapy but I really could use something to escape this horrible life I built.
I mean reading, music, movies, tv, activities, they don't do anything for me anymore. I need some sort of idea, does anyone have any idea of what I should do?
Outside of work and taking care of bills/house chores, my hobbies are usually just some combination of exercise, reading, video games, reading the news, watching sports, cooking a new meal every now and then, going out for a dinner/drink in a low-key environment off/on. I rarely go cutting up or staying out until midnight or in the wee hours of the morning out somewhere (nor do I really want to stay out late unless it is with people I really want to be with).
Generally speaking, that's probably not too exciting possibly compared to other people's lives, but it's my life and I'm fine with it. It's my life, my stuff and nobody else's. And it is just me, myself and I. While I certainly have great family and enjoy seeing people obviously I have no spouse, no kids. If this is the worst that's going on, then it is still pretty good and I am still extremely fortunate to be doing these things. Could my life be more exciting or have more experiences or whatever? Without question. Could my life be far worse? No doubt about it. I learn to take joy or value out of this mindset. Am I selling myself short? Could be if you want to view it that way, but I don't like thinking like that and I just enjoy the present.
And to be honest, while I speak only for myself I think a good bit of other people's listings or hobbies would include some form of the same.
There's certainly nothing wrong with wanting more out of life, but you need to learn how to do that while trying to do things to enjoy your present life. If your life doesn't change much for better or worse until then, or stays as it is for the long haul, try to learn to appreciate the simple things in life over and over again. That's how it is with my life with a lot of things, and I'm happy to do them, no matter how repetitive or menial they may be at times.
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