Help me get out of a work-only rut and be sociable again?
July 18, 2014 6:36 PM Subscribe
In the last year or so, my life has basically become work and errands, and my social life is barely there. As a result, I find myself becoming unable to be sociable around people. All I seem to do is be able to discuss my job. How can I get out of this rut?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
There isn't too much to say, I don't think. My job consumes my life, basically, and when I get home, all I have time for is eating, watching TV, and going to sleep. My hobbies (the few that I had) are shot. My social life is circling the drain, and I pretty much only hang out with my coworkers after work. I'm part of a few groups on Meetup, but I barely have time to make any of the events. (I live with my girlfriend, so that's at least a little social interaction during the day.)
All I can do is talk about work with everyone. My coworkers all talk about other stuff in their lives with each other, but all my interactions with them are related to work (and how much work sucks). I went to a meetup recently and I found myself stuck with nothing to discuss but my job. Earlier this week, I realized how bad it's gotten, but I can't get out of this cycle I'm stuck in.
Yes, I see a therapist, but it only helps so much. I haven't felt much like 'myself', whatever that means, and I'm looking for real things that I can do to break my ennui and get back to feeling normal.