Sorry in advance for my long diatribe. I’m retired in my late sixties and home all day on my own. I have a partner who stays with me every second weekend.
I’m on antidepressants, statins and have just been put on tablets for high blood pressure. I have so much to do but am too sleepy and end up just sitting in my recliner watching TV. I moved to a one bedroom bungalow last July. I’ve still got 3 moving boxes to unpack with kitchen items.
I had a storage lockup which I’ve just given up as it cost £140 a month. My son has taken a lot of the stuff to put in his storage. The rest I’ve brought home and is all over my bed in bags ready to either donate to charity or sell on eBay.
I’m a shopaholic and have acquired so much stuff over the last 7 years since my marriage broke up. I’m scared to go on Facebook because I fall for all the ads promising me an easier life or buying jewellery I already have too much of.
I really want to start cross stitch and diamond art kits I’ve bought recently to cheer myself up but I want to unpack my boxes and get rid of the stuff in my bedroom (I’m sleeping on my sofa bed) before I feel I can start my hobbies.
I don’t go to bed until around 3am and don’t get up until 2pm. I feel I’ve so little daytime hours. I just feel sleepy all the time and lacking motivation to do anything. If the postman knocks around 10am I tell myself I’ll make an early start but just end up going back to bed.
I want to get more exercise and fresh air but if I walk my dog my lower back pain gets the better of me. I have a couple of dog walkers who take her out voluntarily. I can’t see an end to this cycle of every day 😟 Has anyone got any advice on how to get out of this rut? I need some sort of motivation fellow Gransnetters please.
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