eshda3wa

March 7, 2009

Dealing With Free Time



For the first time in my life i have nothing to do.

I leave work and then .... nothing!

I don't have to study, prepare for an exam, get ready for class.

I don't need the 67 calenders I usually have all over the place.

I don't have to run on a strict schedule.

My mind is free, and it feels so WEIRD.

I'm having a hard time adjusting to this feeling. This emptiness.

Its one thing to be on vacation. Even then I'm thinking of when i get back to school.

I'm seriously thinking of acquiring a hobby.

My god, med school never gave me time to do ANYTHING.

And now all this damned free time is messing with my head.

Did anyone else go through this?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM

54 Comments:

I can't wait to go through this!

March 7, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

you ought to keep on stimulating your brains --- be it reading, exercises, debating or even sudoko or it will turn into mush.....

March 7, 2009 at 12:12 AM  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBznR9T5qgs&feature=related

March 7, 2009 at 12:12 AM  

GYM.

March 7, 2009 at 12:33 AM  

careful what you wish for ;) i remember doing articles for a magazine in free time days, i miss those days...

March 7, 2009 at 12:36 AM  

I only have this "blessing" in the weekend. Not every weekend though. I sleep, meditate, watch TV shows, read more from my fav books.

Aint nothing wrong with sometime off ;)

March 7, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

Well kinda, what I do is Watch anime, play games, building a Gundam model, or go to a language class.

I guess you need to find something you like ^^ Good Luck :D

March 7, 2009 at 12:41 AM  

this is why I joined travian...

you can start watching desperate housewives, start reading interesting books, or play video games.

or hook into meeee :P

March 7, 2009 at 12:43 AM  

e ma3thora dentist aked fe free time:P

March 7, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

yeah tell me about it !!!
I had a time when 1 minute = 1 month !!!
for me i joined a gym, thought of learning a new language :p
try reading novels, connect more with the family :)

March 7, 2009 at 12:53 AM  

I'm currently dealing with the same situation, we have a 3 week vacation between the semesters. I really have nothing to do & it does feel weird to me،،, but I'm sooooo thankful, I wouldn't trade this with studying anytime ..
I don't know how would I spend my last week of holiday, need hobbies, maybe back to sketches !

الله لا يشغلنا الا بطاعته :)

March 7, 2009 at 12:53 AM  

If you have a job that does not require you to do anything after hours, then get used to it and do not change to one that requires you to do anything after, gives you more time to enjoy life and sushi.

March 7, 2009 at 1:26 AM  

lately I dont have free time.. I am busy busy busy. I dont even have time (sometimes lol) to answer and return my calls/msgs/email

When I have free time I go sit with my family or see friends, or maybe watch a movie... relax..or sit alone to clear my head, maybe go to a spa or so

I tend to be doing more than one thing at at time sometimes

Can i have some of your free time? :-P

March 7, 2009 at 8:14 AM  

It will take you some time to get used to the change especially if you're not used to living with "nothing". Join classes or do a hobby :)

March 7, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

mmmm learn a new language?

March 7, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

Ah yes, eternal bliss... is BORING!

I filled up my post-work schedule so that I don't go insane

We humans feel worthless if we don't do anything (for a while)

March 7, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

yep - first 2 months of my MBA was alos the first 2 months of my new job so every day was work then class then study session and i wouldnt come back home before midnight.

then december came and those ijazat and ma3araft shasawy ib3umry. ijazat il3eed itdowdaht oo ijazat il3eed ilwa6any sharadt ri7t Dubai 3ashan ash'3il nafsy

i was not used to having free time it was throwing me off balance

March 7, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

Awww Im so jealous =P I want extra free time. Law school is such a torture for me. I just can't wait to graduate. Sweetie maybe you should try to opt for some hobbies, like learn how to dance, art class or something to keep you occupy =)

March 7, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

hmmm actually i finished college only to rest for one week before my master program started.

then it used to be work college college home home work...

then i craved having nothing to do all day... khalaaaaaaas....

Now i resent it if something comes up and takes my empty time away from me...

my favourite is sitting on my couch, drinking coffee and reading a good book, or watching a series, or playing wii :D

March 7, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

yes! hence the 21 extra curricular things i absolutely HAVE to do!

March 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

هالشعور ايلي لما اعطل
بس الحين رجع الدوام راح.. اشتركي بنادي او شنو الهواية اللي طول عمرج ودج فيها بس ما صار عندج وقت لها؟ تصوير؟ اتعلمين لغة يديدة؟ غوص؟ حتى لو كتاب ماكان عندج الوقت انج تقرينه؟

March 7, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

tabeen itsaween my school work? ;D

March 7, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

i think all of kuwait went thru this at some point or another, o fee ppl live like this on a daily basis ;p get a hobby, or better yet, get addicted to something like a certain show or whatever

March 7, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

I wish i can go through this.
how does it feel like? apart of feeling weird, is it good or bad?

March 7, 2009 at 4:24 PM  

Oh, that must be tough!

How about you volunteer somewhere?

March 7, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

Same problemO over here! :S I seriously have too many free time in my hand, and I don't know what to do then. And when the situation is reversed, these crazy ideas of having fun makes me finish earlier, but for some reason I forget ALL of them when I end and do nothing.

March 7, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

I definitelyyy know how you feel!! It happens to me during summer time, after university closes you look forward to summer time so badly b3dain when it finally arrives the "nothing to do" drives you crazy!!! And I was thinking of starting a hobby too but I didnt know what to do!! Especially here in Kuwait. Things like that are strange, once you want something so badly you get it and then you dont want it any longer!

March 7, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

*raises her hand*

I did....i started reading again, blogging, seeing m family more often...

Didn't last long tho cuz then my khafarat started taking their toll on me & I'm back to where I used to be :/

March 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

its so weird when suddenly mako shu'3ul !

March 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

it's normal.. u need time to adjust to the new routine..

March 7, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

deshay elborsa

March 8, 2009 at 1:21 AM  

I recommend reading, its a great way to pass time while doing something beneficial!

March 8, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

yes :S

im thinking of a gym maybe ...

March 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

Become an adventurer!

March 8, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

la gym wala borsa, agool call your friends ow go out, la tjableen elinternet, mo zain :)

March 8, 2009 at 1:10 PM  

Yes...after I was done with school.

Here's a bunch of stuff you can do:
Read.
Watch movies. Good ones you haven't seen before. Or good ones that you love to watch again and again.
Paint/Draw.
Exercise or learn yoga/Tai Chi.

March 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM  

Remember the dawra i took that you wanted to attend as well and asked me about? the one where we broke the pencil with our pinky? Its on again from 17th to 19th March, 5 - 8 , at Kuwait university, for 10 kd

March 8, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

himd
u will soon enough!

f7ee7eely
doin a lot of reading!

Ahmed
yeah ... no

mohd
i thought abt it
but im not as into writing as i used to be

Abdullah
sure i appreciate a lil time off
just not eternal !

G
yeah im searching !

Neoark
i already watch tv shows and read a lot.
still leaves me with A lot of free time

GuYVer
dont get me wrong, i like doing nothing as much as the next person
but it wouldnt hurt to have somethin on the side too

Hasan.B
lol
benshoof how busy u get when ur back Dr hasan!

Faten
i always fully enjoyed vacation time!!
its just now that im not on vacation im feeling weird

purg
i dont want a job after hours
i want a LIFE after hours!

March 8, 2009 at 7:31 PM  

ansam
lol
id be willing to give u an hour or two daily :p

Miss-Informed
im searching

Maitha
im going to inshallah!

Kj
wat did u fill it up with?

3anooda
were always in search of this balance
and im never able to find it !

zara
i always wanted to go to law school :)
so lucky u !

Daddys girl
i try to enjoy my free time as much as i can
but sometimes i crave purpose!

FB
id be happy with just 1 :)

Smarties
im still trying to figure that part out!

shoosha
yallah ! i enjoy school work!

bored
already addicted to many shows
still not enough!

March 8, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

what about studying for ur masters ?

March 8, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

zon
good!

his sweetheart
i want to, i just have to find a cause i believe in!

lili3
story of my life!

littlelifeofme
i never did well with too much free time

DR
el7mdela ina i dont have khafarat!
im reading two three books a week!
bs i want more!

marqadoosh
7ada!

JE
i guess
bs mabe at3awad 3al rubada

March 8, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

teme
no thanks
i dont like taking financial risks

N.
im reading a whole lot
bs i still need more!

Nemo
no way!

seattle dude
what kind of adventure do u suggest?

tiger
kil my friends bara el q8 :(
ma radaw

F.
ee 7ade i need to catch up on my movies
exercise never was and never will be a part of my life

yara
ooh 7ada id love to check it out!
thanks babe!

March 8, 2009 at 9:19 PM  

LA
id love nothing more, but i cant for the next two years :S

March 8, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

photography will kill all ur free time

March 8, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

of
its not my cup of tea

March 8, 2009 at 11:13 PM  

oh oh i know your cup of tea, you can pull off all of my teeth just for fun, oh maybe i can bring a friend too? anything for you eshda3wa hehe :)

March 8, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

tiger
lol
yeah that definitely will make me happy!

March 8, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

I got to that point! That is why I have Anime, Online Tools, Blogging, Riding Motorcycles, TV Shows, Reading, Movies, and Video Games! Keeps me preoccupied!

March 9, 2009 at 1:06 AM  

I fond something I can be addictive on :P

you and a game :P

so pretty much I'm covered!!

find something always takes your mind ;)

March 9, 2009 at 6:58 AM  

Neo
yeah i can be pretty addictive :P

March 9, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

go into oromaxillo-facial work and end up having to work 12 hour days ....... fixing a persons face and having the plastic surgeons take credit for it while dumping all the tongueless goomers on you ....


problem solved

March 10, 2009 at 4:55 PM  

KTDP
i want to !
i really really do
but i dont want to study for a bigillion years!

March 10, 2009 at 7:17 PM  

Free Time!! :`(
I want to cry ;p


enjoy it while you can :D

March 10, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

i'd like to see you addicted to me :P

March 11, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

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