I'm cutting myself off

(19 Posts)
antisocial21 Thu 07-Jan-21 19:57:27

It's only 3 days into lockdown & I can't cope with anyone. I've left long standing WhatsApp groups, Facebook communities - basically I just don't want to hear anything anyone has to say - I don't have the headspace for them.

Like many I'm juggling work & home ed & am disproportionately annoyed by everything.

I'm normally quite solitary, but wondering if I've gone too far.

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katy1213 Thu 07-Jan-21 19:58:38

So why are you on here?

temproasted Thu 07-Jan-21 20:00:24

Im feeling a bit like that myself. It's all coming in from all angles and at least on here I can choose what to read and no pressure to respond. I feel stressed beyond belief - partly as I'm in the middle of a house move though.

Chimeraforce Thu 07-Jan-21 20:03:40

Same. Everything and everyone pisses me off. So I've cut them off and blocked WhatsApp and deleted messenger. Also wfh with secondary school child having (non existent) online lessons.

FippertyGibbett Thu 07-Jan-21 20:05:20

I agree. I’ve stopped watching the news and I’ve blocked a load of Facebook friends for 30 days. Taking some time out.

pleasefeedthecat Thu 07-Jan-21 20:35:01

I've left a community Facebook group because the stupidity, constant bickering and petty sniping was getting me down. I don't talk to anyone outside my home unless I absolutely have to. I am naturally very solitary though.

antisocial21 Thu 07-Jan-21 20:52:42

I'm glad to hear I'm not alone (even though I am!). I don't know why I'm feeling like this but I literally can't cope with people & have a really low tolerance.

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Offerdecisionneeded Thu 07-Jan-21 22:07:34

You are not alone. Everyone is pissing me off. Just feel I’m surrounded by hypocrites/selfish/deluded ppl.
It’s probably me being disproportionate/over sensitive so the sensible thing is to withdraw a little from the source.
I guess it is still important that you have some social contact with ppl you love though..

Jetatyeovilaerodrome Thu 07-Jan-21 22:08:35

I totally hear you.

I fucking hate people right now!!!

Gilead Thu 07-Jan-21 22:14:18

There’s an awful lot of kindness come out of all this, and a great deal of stupidity. If you haven’t got the headspace, walk away from most of it but don’t burn your bridges. Taking a break is good for you.

Gliblet Thu 07-Jan-21 22:17:03

Well done, a lot of people pay for professional coaching or counselling to get to the point where they realise that the things they're doing out of habit are no longer serving them and they can give themselves permission to prioritise what they need right now.

carlywurly Thu 07-Jan-21 22:27:02

So many people at work today saying they feel like this. I don't know if it's bad news overload, COVID fatigue and the January blues all in one go. Hope you feel brighter soon.

Saffzy Thu 07-Jan-21 22:28:57

I feel the same too! Would love not to speak to anyone for few weeks. Need some downtime from everything.

WhatAreWordsWorth Thu 07-Jan-21 22:30:40

I deactivated my Facebook account a few days ago, and honestly haven’t missed it at all. I’m surprised at how easy I’ve found it, and I do feel better for not looking at it all the time.

I’m also making a conscious effort to look at my phone less in general. I downloaded a nice motivational book to my Kindle and have been reading that instead.

itchyfinger Thu 07-Jan-21 22:32:21

MN is literally the worst place to be if you dont want to hear what people have to say. A LOT of opinions flying round....

Nomoresleeps Thu 07-Jan-21 22:33:15

I’ve done the same and feel better for it.

Spottysausagedogs Thu 07-Jan-21 22:54:26

I came off Facebook ages ago after realising hearing everyone's opinions, all the time, conflict, showyness, self-centred and self-riteousness was just toxic for my mindset. I feel so much better without it. I go on once a week or so just to check community pages, but it bores and angers me mostly now so I'm not on there for long. I have Instagram and am VERY selective about who I follow, just mostly lovely calming images of things I enjoy looking at that make me feel happy inside. Anything starts to piss me off in the slightest and it is swiftly unfollowed!

cormorantes Thu 07-Jan-21 23:18:03

MN is different from WhatsApp or FB though, I'm not sure why. For me i think it is because it is anonymous and easy to skip anything annoying while getting immersed in what someone should name their new hamster.

LazyName Thu 07-Jan-21 23:28:07

Same here!! Fed up of it all sad

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