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I recently returned prematurely from where I am studying to my home town. My parents put a lot of pressure on me to come home, they were constantly asking me when I was coming back and I decided to pack up and leave. Something I regret.

I've pretty much had no interactions with friends for the last 3 weeks. I felt like going out to a bar last night by myself, but my anxiety got the best of me and I decided not to.

I'm trying to figure out something I can do today like going to a local football pitch and hoping someone will let me play with them, but I don't know ...

This kind of thing happened last year when I was viciously attacked by a flat mate of mine at Uni and then bullied. I couldn't find the strength to leave my dorm room, so I spent the days playing video games and sleeping.

I'm at a very low point of my life right now ...

My dad booked me in to see a GP tomorrow to speak about "things in my head", but I just know that meeting people and having fun is going to help me a lot.

Anyone got some advice/support? Thanks.
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Try taking up a new sport or hobby? You'll then meet people on a daily basis and that could help?
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Dont University peeps set up clubs and stuff usually, join one of those or better yet, if one doesn't exist that you like ... make one!

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Dont University peeps set up clubs and stuff usually, join one of those or better yet, if one doesn't exist that you like ... make one!

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I did join a couple of societies, but I didn't go to any of them.

Anyway, I've moved back home for the summer. It felt like my parents wanted me to come home, but they deny it even though they kept nagging me.

So I'm back home with no friends to hang and spend time with...


I did want to go out last night by myself, but I just couldn't go through with it.
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Try taking up a new sport or hobby? You'll then meet people on a daily basis and that could help?

Well I started to learn more guitar ... but that's something I do on my own.

I'm quite the anxious type at the moment which is making it a lot harder.

Football is an alley I could go down to meet new people, but I just don't know how to go about it: do I show up at the local football pitch and ask to play with people ... do I go to the 5-a-side astros and ask there ...
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Well I started to learn more guitar ... but that's something I do on my own.

I'm quite the anxious type at the moment which is making it a lot harder.

Football is an alley I could go down to meet new people, but I just don't know how to go about it: do I show up at the local football pitch and ask to play with people ... do I go to the 5-a-side astros and ask there ...
Urmm I'm not sure about the football thing, I'd like to know myself as well tbh!
Is there a martial art that interests you? You could enjoy it and when I did TKD there was people of all ages and we all got on really well.
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Urmm I'm not sure about the football thing, I'd like to know myself as well tbh!
Is there a martial art that interests you? You could enjoy it and when I did TKD there was people of all ages and we all got on really well.
I don't have the physique ... people joke about me being skinny and lanky ...
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I don't have the physique ... people joke about me being skinny and lanky ...
You don't need a physique to do a martial art. We had a obese guy with at TKD, he was fine and everyone liked him.

Is being "skinny and lanky" a part of why you're anxious about getting out there? Affecting your confidence?
If so, just hit the gym, bulk up and you will feel better and so your confidence will increase too.
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You could try volunteering, I find it helps with confidence and enables you to meet people in a friendly environment
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