Feeling really lonely and sad on a gap year Watch

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any recommendations on what I can do? I live in a very small town that hasn’t got much to offer. I work full time, 5 days a week and sometimes even 6 so that kind of distracts me from the loneliness but on weekends I’m finding myself being really sad and lonely. My 1 friend isn’t in the country most of the time so I can’t hang out with her. Also, I can’t travel yet as i am still waiting for my British passport to come through
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Take up a new hobby
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Watch a series until your passport comes
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Volunteer during the weekends
Go clubbing
Go gym
Take a new hobby up
Join a class
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Sameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Same though work 5 days and can't travel because wasting money wasn't part of the plan. Basically broke
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Same though work 5 days and can't travel because wasting money wasn't part of the plan. Basically broke
can you chat online with your friend?
what about making new friends? do you meet any new people?
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small town means you're in a rural place - can you go walking safely, or cycling? you may need good boots/waterproof clothing but that's it
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can you chat online with your friend?
what about making new friends? do you meet any new people?
Yap, she went to Swansea uni, we do face time like once every week.

Making new friends? Humans are weird creatures; I’ve tried and can't seem to understand them. It's like I missed that life lesson. And am introvert, that's the big issue, I get drained by human interaction. Though once in a while I’ll need it but not everyday.
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do you have a library where you can find a good book? it's free and wonderful (a bit like walking but less outdoors)
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Same though work 5 days and can't travel because wasting money wasn't part of the plan. Basically broke
I’m in the exact same situation. Basically working all the time to save up money for uni and trying to spend the minimum
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Go on Facebook and message everyone. That's how I found my friends. I can hang out with a friend once a month because of Facebook. Did this since 2018.
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Go on Facebook and message everyone. That's how I found my friends. I can hang out with a friend once a month because of Facebook. Did this since 2018.
Very glad this worked for you - but the evidence (see chart in the link) suggests that social media causes more mental health problems including anxiety depression and loneliness although people EXPECT it to provide emotional support.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...t-want-you-see
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Very glad this worked for you - but the evidence (see chart in the link) suggests that social media causes more mental health problems including anxiety depression and loneliness although people EXPECT it to provide emotional support.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...t-want-you-see
I have a mental health condition but still use it. The only other thing I can suggest is using a make friends app you can get for free on Google Play. You can chat to local people and make friends that way. Haven't tried that method yet but may do it one day.
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