I might indeed be volunteering again. As I said before I'm becoming saner than before but this has the downside of realising what a mess my body is. I'm also realising just how much free time I have. Probably too much. Almost definitely too much. To that end, I have considered taking up volunteering again. I'll just be working afternoons but it'll get me out of the house and even be some decent exercise. I'm not massively interested in the social aspect but thems the breaks. I suppose I could just ignore people anyway. It's what I did before and I'll do it again if I have to.
One of the worst parts of being unemployed is all the free time you have. It's very easy to get stuck in a rut or get used to having so much time. That makes it quite difficult to get out of it, or be faced with your lack of time. If I was writing every day then I suppose I'd have an excuse. I'd have something to do at least. Unfortunately it seems I can only write for a few hours a day and I can't write every day consecutively. I have no idea how I can write so fast sometimes. I wrote something the length of three books in seven months. I tend to write at about 1000 words an hour. Which actually isn't as impressive as it sounds.
In any case, volunteering would give me something to do and keep me busy. Physical activity will even help me sleep at night. Probably. There's also a good chance I could actually end up more sleep deprived. My problem now isn't getting to sleep, it's staying awake.
I think I'm going to go back some time next week. I have to go into town Monday afternoon anyway so I'll probably go in early, and go volunteer for a few hours and see how I feel. Maybe me and my boss will even convince eachother to go back to the gym together.
Okay I doubt that one will happen, but as my doctor said, find a starting point and go from there.