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Does anyone else suffer from this? I've been holed up in my house for the past 6 years doing nothing everyday except working right nextdoor to my house in a warehouse by myself and then coming home and smoking weed everynight its all I do. I dont talk to people except my dealer and its seriously fucked me up mentaly I dont even like leaving the house to go to the store and do normal everyday things. Its getting ridiculous I need to put a stop to it. Anyone have any similar experiences??
Yes, I identify a lot with your situation. I work from home so most days I don't even leave the house. I also smoke a lot of pot and maybe that has something to do with it. It sucks, you want to just snap out of it but it doesn't really work that way... maybe someone will come along with some good advice.
I'm home a lot, but there are people here. I enjoy my alone time, but I don't think I could do it all the time like that. I'd probably go insane. I think the first thing you should do, if you want to make friends and get out of the house, is find hobbies other than smoking weed: sports, clubs, collectibles, etc and then find people to share those hobbies with. The longer you avoid people, the more difficult it will be to re-adapt.
Start slow.. if you really want to fix the problem set yourself goals to accomplish daily or weekly.. whatever you're ready to handle and slowly increase leaving.
The more you let yourself continue thinking and acting this way the more the electrical processes in your brain get use to it and it only become more difficult to break free from it.. that's why old people are so stubborn and stuck in their ways.
Quote: Anonymous #1 said: No I haven't considered therapy, I'm not gonna pay up the ass to have some douche tell me what I already know.
You mean pay out the ass so that they can introduce you slowly into the real world?
Whatever, don't pay anything and try it yourself. You will fail so hard. You already made this post so you know its gotten to a point you can't control. You HAVE to get outside help. You are going to get so far into yourself that you will go outside have a mental breakdown.
Honestly I pretty much can guarantee if I went to a therapist I would get the "uh huh uh huh uh huh..... hmmmm well lets start you on some xanax and see where we go fromt there" which is fine because I love xannies but all thats going to do is end up being another habit.
Well I suggest taking those xanax and becoming a dealer. Then while you are a dealer, you don't realize it but always having to make small talk with your clients and whatnot helps dramatically. As a dealer, I am constantly meeting up with friends and making that little small talk that happens in the few minutes were together.
Its realy hard to want to go meet people when it seems like I make the effort but most people are just assholes. I work construction sometimes on the side and I shit you not almost every day me and my boss would show up on the job site I'd walk thru the house and theres of course other people there and just walk by and nod and say "hey whats up" and they look at you like your a dumbass and dont even respond. I'm so sick of that shit do these people think I realy give a fuck how their day is going? fuck no I dont and I dont even want to say whats up but its common courtesy and you get snubbed for it. Thats just an example though not the reason I dont go out or anything it just gets real irritating.
Im an agoraphobic and not really a heavy weed smoker.
I became an alcoholic as a way of "dealing" with my agorophobia and becoming social. However, now that Im trying to quit drinking I basically hole myself up inside on the internet. Drinking only seems to be a temporary fix, but if you wanna get out and meet people just get tanked and you'll talk to EVERYBODY.
I had panic attacks at jobs because of my agorophobia though (once at a restaraunt, once at a clothing store and once doing industrial construction)
I don't even know people who say goodbye on the phone anymore. The things that are just so common they don't mean anything. We have all heard them before and they mean and do nothing.
I usually only care to see whats up with friends. With people I don't know much, I would usually just give them a "Whats goin on" question, because that can be taken more then one way. I never seem to get ignored or anything.
Also, it helps to think that you are normal. Just know that its normal thing to be weary of situations you aren't used to. You aren't used to them because you don't engage in them enough. If you hit up the store once a week then you would start getting used to that.
Maybe take small steps at a time. Don't decline calls from friends or anything. Try to make new friends by accepting offers to parties and whatnot. Make some small talk and people will start opening up.
Yea I dont care at all about those constuction fucks I wouldnt of wanted to talk to them anyway I just hate the awkwardness of being around someone in the same room working for 8 hours and having to avoid eye contact and not say a word.