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    I'm really feeling rubbish. It's been just over a week since I finished my A2 exams and I seem to have nothing to do. All my friends are 'busy' and there's not a lot to do on my own before I go insane. Have been tidying up my room as this drove me crazy when studying but now that's done I seem to have nothing to do until uni in September. I went shopping yesterday on my own but I didn't really enjoy it and I was really anxious all day for some reason. Guess I need to find something to do. I have a job on Sunday's and have asked for extra hours but not heard anything yet
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    (Original post by Caitlin20)
    I'm really feeling rubbish. It's been just over a week since I finished my A2 exams and I seem to have nothing to do. All my friends are 'busy' and there's not a lot to do on my own before I go insane. Have been tidying up my room as this drove me crazy when studying but now that's done I seem to have nothing to do until uni in September. I went shopping yesterday on my own but I didn't really enjoy it and I was really anxious all day for some reason. Guess I need to find something to do. I have a job on Sunday's and have asked for extra hours but not heard anything yet
    Honestly, don't worry. After all the stress you've been through with your A2 exams, you need a chance to relax. I'm sure your friends will arrange to do something with you soon. Keep trying to ask for more hours in your job and if you can't then it would be best to look somewhere else. I have been depressed myself in the past and boredom seems to trigger it, so keep yourself busy even if it is the simplest thing such as going out for a walk, being stuck in the same place is no good for me personally.

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    Find a game that you like and start playing it
    Volunteer somewhere for a few days a week (local library/charity shop/etc)
    Take driving lessons and pass your driving test if you haven't done so already
    Find a couple of good books to read
    Find a TV series that you'd be interested in watching and download it
    Ask the friends you have still staying around whether they want to hang out occasionally

    I get that people have a hard time filling their free time once the worry of school/exams stops lingering on them, but I'm sure that you can come up with something
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    Need to find a hobby you can do; you're going to be in this predicament a lot in your life - any college/university holidays, any weekends home from work, during retirement etc. So you need to find something you enjoy and can study in your free time.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Honestly, don't worry. After all the stress you've been through with your A2 exams, you need a chance to relax. I'm sure your friends will arrange to do something with you soon. Keep trying to ask for more hours in your job and if you can't then it would be best to look somewhere else. I have been depressed myself in the past and boredom seems to trigger it, so keep yourself busy even if it is the simplest thing such as going out for a walk, being stuck in the same place is no good for me personally.

    All the best,
    Thank you, think this has been a trigger for me as I've gone from going 100mph to doing nothing within days..
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    (Original post by Caitlin20)
    I'm really feeling rubbish. It's been just over a week since I finished my A2 exams and I seem to have nothing to do. All my friends are 'busy' and there's not a lot to do on my own before I go insane. Have been tidying up my room as this drove me crazy when studying but now that's done I seem to have nothing to do until uni in September. I went shopping yesterday on my own but I didn't really enjoy it and I was really anxious all day for some reason. Guess I need to find something to do. I have a job on Sunday's and have asked for extra hours but not heard anything yet
    Just to let you know, I've just finished second year of uni and am also feeling like this. One thing I found has helped is joining a sports club which I love - gives me a little bit more structure in particular, and I really enjoy it anyway. Maybe try something like that?


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    Just to let you know, I've just finished second year of uni and am also feeling like this. One thing I found has helped is joining a sports club which I love - gives me a little bit more structure in particular, and I really enjoy it anyway. Maybe try something like that?

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    Was thinking about joining the gym for a month after I get back from holiday next week to try and get some structure and also lose the comfort eating weight from exams!!
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    (Original post by Caitlin20)
    Was thinking about joining the gym for a month after I get back from holiday next week to try and get some structure and also lose the comfort eating weight from exams!!
    That sounds like a good idea haha that was also my motivation for joining a sports club


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