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The Weekends Are The Worst...Right?


For the past few days I've been dreading the weekend... As soon as I "clock off" and Friday night sets in the lonliness feels creep in. I'm reminded of how alone and lonely I am. For 5 days I'm preoccupied with work and errands, so when that goes I don't know what else to think or do. I feel depressed for a whole 48 hours and genuinely can't wait to go back to work to take my mind off it.

Anyone else know the struggle?

I'm contemplating this weekend just downloading a whole load of films and filling the entirety of my waking hours watching stuff and doing nothing else to take my mind off it. It feels like a genius idea!!!


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I know this feeling very well, each Friday can be different, but I'd say for most of them, I'm very anxious as to what I'm going to do that weekend. As much as I don't like my working week, I don't look forward to weekends either.

Sometimes I have things planned which can make me feel better, but when I know there is nothing going on that weekend, I'll feel very sad and depressed. But it's such a mixed feeling, sometimes when things have been planned for that weekend, I'll feel like I don't want to do them, or just force myself to be alone. It's frustrating!

When I've nothing planned, it's like a struggle to occupy myself until the weekend has passed and over!
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know the feeling. though i'd rather be at home in the weekends than be at work because work is so stressful to me.. and no, not because of actual work i have to do, but my colleagues and how they treat me and certain customers...
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no way. bring on the weekend. I need to relax.

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What?


No... not if you're in a job that requires interaction.

The weekend would be your getaway.

Though I have always made it my practice to be pleasant to everybody, I have not once actually experienced friendship. I have only the most painful recollections of my various acquaintances ..."
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Is different for me. I look forward to my alone time.The weekends are when I get to relax and pick and choose what I'm going to do with my time.
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I'm completely the opposite. I like being by myself. At work, I'm constantly dealing with people and faking a positive attitude. Besides, I live with my family. I'm never completely alone. The weekends are fun and we get to eat fast food. During the week, I have this depressing routine that makes me feel like I'm wasting my life away.



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Nah, that's the best time (mostly) because I can just ignore everything (especially what comes to socializing and some responsibilities).

Even shy people can be sassy sometimes...
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I love the weekends, being with people at work is tiring so getting a couple of days to myself is great. But I can understand the loneliness, would be nice to have a social life for some weekends.
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For the past few days I've been dreading the weekend... As soon as I "clock off" and Friday night sets in the lonliness feels creep in. I'm reminded of how alone and lonely I am. For 5 days I'm preoccupied with work and errands, so when that goes I don't know what else to think or do. I feel depressed for a whole 48 hours and genuinely can't wait to go back to work to take my mind off it.

Anyone else know the struggle?

I'm contemplating this weekend just downloading a whole load of films and filling the entirety of my waking hours watching stuff and doing nothing else to take my mind off it. It feels like a genius idea!!!

Yeah I know this feeling. I used to get it a lot at uni and it felt really good to actually look forward to the week for once.


I would suggest doing something every weekend, like joining a hobby club where you can work on some skills and meet new people. Filling it with movies will only give your mind a false sense of human company. It'll feel even worse when you're done with the movies, trust me.
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This doesn't sound like the SA that I know. I have always been very eager to be away from people and be by myself.

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It varies really, weekends can be just as depressing as weekdays when that sinking loneliness feeling arrives but at the bare minimum you at least have free reign on weekends and don't have constant interaction with the same people who you probably wouldn't voluntarily (vice versa) be around from 9-5 70% of the week.
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I look forward to my weekends. Need that rest and relaxation between work weeks.
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Fridays are the worst for me. Too tired to go out. Super depressed. Takes so much for me to feel good enough about myself to go out.
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I like weekends but I'm not as busy on them as I used to be so sometimes it makes me realize that I don't have any friends to hang out with.

Underneath the cold November sky, I wait for you... As the pages of my life roll by, I wait for you... I'm so desperate just to see your face, meet me in this broken place...

Be a little brave for a little bit of time.
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I envy people who don't hate or dread their jobs.


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I envy people who don't hate or dread their jobs.
Right.

We are in a reverie/ And everything you thought you knew isn't what it seems/ Only truth will set you free/ And I would never lie to you
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Same here. Tfw you go out to the store or something you see other normal people out with friends or their boyfriend/girlfriend, increasing your sense of isolation. It sucks.
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eh i feel the same loneliness during the week. I prefer entertainment to distract myself instead of working to distract myself.
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 09:36 AM
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There are some very good replies here, The key is to know thy
inner self. Know what YOU want to be doing on your weekend.
not what the world thinks you should be doing.
Critical self judgement is the harshest place to be. I know, because I
have LIVED there. Moderation in all things is 2nd Key. movies
are a great escape. Temper your time off with a well rounded
itinerary of doing what makes YOU happy. (don't forget your
spouse/partner and family in the process.) There are ways to
break that cycle of depression. Ask if you want to know.
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