Getting back to things that u enjoy--- do u find it hard to do it after a while?

Philippines
May 18, 2010 8:00pm CST
With friends going away, things surely are not the same again. Like playing badminton, it is always fun to play with people you are most comfortable with. After months of absence because of life's pressing commitments, it has been two weeks since I went back to the badminton courts but I still am looking for that level of fun and energy I had before. I know this is just temporary --- am still working on regaining that same level of fun, eagerness, energy and enthusiasm again. Do you also experience the same feeling in any aspect of your life?
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 May 10
Hiya MMT, Have missed you being on here hope you are fine. You must be missing Friends that you enjoy being with a lot from what you say up there. For example I would not enjoy playing any kind of outdoor Sport with certain People that I know as they are always so awkward you donĀ“t do it like that you know picking flies bit of a horrible expression but that is what they do they just look for a Cat with three legs as they say here in Spain (grin). Did you go on your Holidays whoops sorry you tell me another time then. Just hope things are well with you and your Family.
• Philippines
19 May 10
Hi LAI, It is good to hear from you. This has been my first post after two months of absence, I guess. Yes, I miss my friends at the sports center. The nurse-friend has found an overseas job and the children whom I play with have graduated from high school and not playing there anymore. Slowly, I am getting to know a few new faces there. I miss my friends here, too. My absence started with feeling tired and exhausted here then getting bored. But I am back! I really have missed a lot of things here. I also notice some of my friends have not been as active as they were before. I didn't go on holidays. I was up to my neck with work, domestic responsibilities and a lot of other things (and, frankly, I got bored for a while, lol). Hope you and your loved ones are alright. We are all well here. Thanks.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 May 10
Hiya MMT, Main thing that counts is that you are feeling more optimistic and getting back into another routine again. Never mind you can go on Holiday after and relax all you want. Nice to see you are all well too. Take care.
• Philippines
20 May 10
Hi LAI, Thanks. I am slowly getting back into the normal routine and enjoying. Take care, too!
@_Honey_ (780)
• Philippines
19 May 10
I can relate to this. I stopped working out for months and now that I'm gaining weight again, I'd like to lose some pounds again. However, I don't feel like doing the same thing anymore. Just like you, I know it won't last this long and I'll get back to the same feeling again.
• Philippines
20 May 10
Hi _Honey_, I am slowly getting back into the normal routine again. Though not as frequent as before, I know I can keep the momentum going. In the past, I used to play daily and now, only at 2x a week. I know this is not enough but I am optimistic that I will reach the past level again. Take care.
@meapas (2436)
• India
28 May 10
Yes you are very right there. If you get to enjoy something that you like very much specially with people whom you are comfortable with then nothing like it. Be it anything from simple chatting to playing games of your choice.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
21 May 10
I find that after you've been away from something that you love for a long period of time, you might find that it doesn't hold the same allure to you as it once did. So, you will have the opportunity to explore things in your life and find something else that is very interesting to you. It was actually because I'd been away from all of the things that I loved that I discovered my love of digital scrapbooking. I had a new son and it wasn't possible for me to get out and do like I had once done so I looked for a hobby that I could do at home and there it was.
@allknowing (131905)
• India
19 May 10
With time things change, situations, people in our life come and ago. When I had given up my job and went back to the office after a few months just to meet friends, I was shocked to see the lack of interest that some displayed. I became very emotional a place where I spent years inter acting with gay abandon looked like a strange place to me. I never went back again. Phone calls from so called friends became fewer and now I have just a couple who keep in touch. And that is life.
• Philippines
19 May 10
Hi Allknowing, It is nice to be here again and interact with friends and all. I know how you felt. I, too, felt the same way as you did when I also went to the old places of work. I also felt strange because there were a lot of new employees and the senior ones that I saw were not that close to me when I was there. It is not a good feeling, I know. I have six very close friends from my first employment up to now, have grown in number as we found our respective husbands. This is one of the barest facts of life. I guess everyone undergoes this in any phase of their respective lives. In the end, what is important is staying close and happy with our own families. It is good to be back and hope everything is alright with you and your loved ones.