How many of you can relate to this? Do you get into more trouble when you have free time? I know that this is the case with me. When I have time with…

How many of you can relate to this? Do you get into more trouble when you have free time? I know that this is the case with me. When I have time with which I can do as I please, I have more trouble dealing with issues such as addiction and depression. What I have been doing lately to combat this, is to fill up as much of my time as possible. I start by trying to find things that need doing. If I have no obligations then I try to make them. Some of the ways I keep my time occupied is through art, writing, music, dance, learning, reading, and other media. The easiest way that I have found to do this is with productive activities such as job searching, volunteer work, community groups and the like. Yet inevitably I find times when I can’t job hunt, volunteer, or go to a poetry group. When I am on my own with nothing to focus on I tend to focus on things that can lead to a destructive mind state. Also, when I am busy I have less time to focus on these things. So if you find that free time in an influence or factor in the parts of your life you wish to rid yourself of, consider turning to things that make you feel good about yourself or just plain need doing. This has helped me stay out of poor situation s and I hope is helps you.
– Kevin