Join TSR now for chat about life, relationships, fashion and more…Sign up now

Depressed, lonely, and bored

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Hello, I am currently studying A levels at home, recently i have become depressed because i spend most of the day in the house with hardly any socialisation. I feel like i need to get into university next year or i will continue to be depressed and be stuck in a dead end job. Has anyone got some advice to help me?.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GD20)
    Hello, I am currently studying A levels at home, recently i have become depressed because i spend most of the day in the house with hardly any socialisation. I feel like i need to get into university next year or i will continue to be depressed and be stuck in a dead end job. Has anyone got some advice to help me?.
    Hey, try to get yourself out the house more like go out with friends make your A-level time table compatible to you life I mean you can't been revising 24/7 or else you'll become very depressed like try to get breaks between your A-level lessons and talk to someone when you at home, and just try your best at your A-levels you will get into uni, trust me, just be happy and smile about life and be confident In yourself and your future if you have come this far you won't fall behind be proud of yourself and what you do
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GD20)
    Hello, I am currently studying A levels at home, recently i have become depressed because i spend most of the day in the house with hardly any socialisation. I feel like i need to get into university next year or i will continue to be depressed and be stuck in a dead end job. Has anyone got some advice to help me?.
    Hey,

    Why don't you go off for a walk if you live in a nice area. Everyday get your favourate music on and go for walk and just chill. The fresh air and some time to burn off some energy and stretch your legs feels like a relief when you are just sitting all the time.

    Try doing some activities. Going to the gym may help. Just start by going then start saying hi and stuff to the regulars. Make a little conversation about the gym and stuff. Go in the sauna and just say if there is another person there ''What have you been training?''. Stuff like that gives you a base so when you go to the gym people know you and you can socialise that way as they will start talking to you.

    Have a walk around town through the day. If you study from home then every now and then just go into town if it is handy. Have a look around and go get some food and a drink or something. Just being around people even if you don't know them or not with them can still make you feel like your out and about and seeing stuff.

    Why don't you try studying in a different way such as going to the local libary every now and then. Just a change in environment can be nice and there may be resources there to help to study in a different way.

    I hope this gives you some ideas. I don't hang around with people, go out partying and stuff but I'm still social and meet people. Do something about it now though before it starts to bother you too much.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    As an a-level student who finds themselves in the position of being lonely a very easy route to self destructive behaviours I think you have to be willing to be proactive about getting out the house.

    Best advice (if you don't have friends or can't make friends at school) is to get a job around other young people, I've got some very good friends between the age of 17-25 through work who encourage me to go out after work even if it's just to a local bar or I get invited to parties through them and therefore meet new people outside of my day to day life. I actually enjoy going to work and I get paid for it which is helping to fund a number of holidays over the next two years.

    Another piece of advice I would give is just go on walks (you look less crazy if you have a dog but it's not a necessity) or join a gym. I walk my dog before school and go to the gym 8am Saturday and Sunday before work- it means I get out the house, I'm forced to shower/get dressed early (rather then wallow in self pity) and I get a real emotional boost from it.

    Feel free to message me if you feel lonely and need to talk x


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    (Original post by GD20)
    Hello, I am currently studying A levels at home, recently i have become depressed because i spend most of the day in the house with hardly any socialisation. I feel like i need to get into university next year or i will continue to be depressed and be stuck in a dead end job. Has anyone got some advice to help me?.
    To get into Uni, then you need to do well in your exams.

    To do well in your exams you need to avoid being depressed.

    To avoid being depressed, then you need to look after yourself, so that you are happier , less stressed and more able to function.

    To do that you need to take steps such as socialising and relaxing, so that you cna study well. Try and break your week up with getting out of the house 2-3 times a week, vol work, friends, movies, activities etc.

    You will also find eating properly, sleep and exercise can help you function at your best. What you are doing at the moment just seems dull and neverending, so change it.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply
Updated: November 19, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Do you have exam superstitions?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.