Subscribers don't see this.
Started by shoulders, August 04, 2022, 07:11:31 PM
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 06, 2022, 08:49:27 AMGoing to eat some Shreddies for breakfast any alphas or misanthropes able to tell me how I'm going to do it wrong and what the real tactics should be here?
Quote from: superthunderstingcar on August 06, 2022, 02:00:22 PMPost pics of any joined-up Shreddies you encounter, especially 2x2 or larger (you should be so lucky). They're one of the few remaining little things that makes life worth living.
Quote from: Poobum on August 06, 2022, 12:41:41 PMTwo years in to a uni course, being a middle aged mental who has never worked, the terror spikes that I'm throwing myself from miserable yet relative safety into utter chaos that will break me. I'm all soft and supple and have never had to grind at a miserable job to earn enough to not pay bills.
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 06, 2022, 02:36:33 PM@M-CORP don't let fear dictate your life (not saying you are just prerequisite to this old man sage advice I'm about to give).I graduated a few years before the big one 2008, in remember being terrified at the time, pouring through the Guardian everyday and thinking the worst but it doesn't help worrying about it too much. I was working with people then that told me "lived through loads of them" and they were right, so had I in fact, I just not in a working capacity. This is what happens, it is cyclical so it's best to accept it, not accept it as in it should happen (that's another thing), just that it happens and it can have impacts on people beyond their control. It's perfectly normal to be fearful but don't let it terrorise or dictate your life, if you can't keep your independence and have to move back home know that it's only temporary and lots of others will have to do the same (also some advantages of saving and helping out the folks).I guess I'm saying keep positive and alert but also recognise somethings are out of our control, easy to get overwhelmed in all the misery.
Quote from: Poobum on August 06, 2022, 12:41:41 PMTwo years in to a uni course, being a middle aged mental who has never worked, the terror spikes that I'm throwing myself from miserable yet relative safety into utter chaos that will break me. I'm all soft and supple and have never had to grind at a miserable job to earn enough to not pay bills. Also just spent a horrible amount of money after being fucked by post Brexit visa issues, still, am going to Italy for three months on Monday, so if it really goes to shit while I'm away, claim asylum?
Quote from: M-CORP on August 06, 2022, 02:58:40 PMWhenever there's a bad economical forecast, my dad always goes on about how high unemployment and inflation was in the Thatcher era. It's quite amusing, really. But yeah maybe we allow bad economy predictions to dictate and depress us too much.
Quote from: Pranet on August 06, 2022, 03:36:15 PMWhenever people say maybe things will not be so bad I find I myself wondering if, for example, there were people in Poland in the summer of 1939 saying the same thing. This probably isn't very helpful for anyone.
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 06, 2022, 03:33:04 PMI suffer with an anxiety disorder (GAD), I was pretty bad at one stage but I've recovered quite a bit since and know how to manage things.Anxiety imo is the root of a lot of problems (I think I mentioned in the SSRI thread the theories around the active agent actually being the anxiolytic with depression being referred "exhaustion" of the adrenal system). This is also why CBT or "thinking in words to convince yourself" can be difficult because anxiety is more involved in your HPA-Axis which includes much older parts "none thinking/language" parts of the brain (CBT is all about the PFC language/thoughts/reasoning) as well as your kidneys (where the adrenal is secreted). In this sense multi-sensory and emotional-based therapies I've found more useful alongside exercise (burning off adrenaline) and anxiolytics (though diminishing returns from opioids eventually).The rumination on doom and despair is a well known aspect of anxiety - its the embedded survival technique of attuning to risk and there are bodily incentives in doing so i.e. it can make it feel good pre-threshold, morbid fascination etc...but it also spills into anger which is a survival response in itself.Btw Mr Veg what you are describing there from the podcast "how can you cope with the idea they might be?" is literally CBT how can you cope (behaviour) with the idea (feelings) they might be (thoughts). Anyway, I think what I was alluding to was acceptance which kind of comes into that, anxiety often increases with resistance to it eventually leading in some cases to anxiety about being anxious therefore acceptance can give people the emotional space to escape these feedback loops.
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 06, 2022, 03:58:45 PMFunny to bring up ze war because the psychological areas of resilience and coping, a big chunk of the original evidence base is literally from survivors in concentration camps. People that survived against the odds and went on to live largely unimpaired lives and in many cases thriving. The studies identified ways of thinking and acting that help promote psychologically protective factors for individuals - one of them being not giving into despair and believing the worst would happen (aka hope).
Quote from: shoulders on August 06, 2022, 09:34:46 AMI can't speak for everyone but I'd be surprised if I was the only person sick of you overrunning so many threads
Quote from: Memorex MP3 on August 06, 2022, 04:13:10 PMDoes have remarkable form for it; honestly not even sure if I ever agree or disagree with them, the discussion just seems to descend into mildly unpleasant white noise for me.
Quote from: Mr Vegetables on August 06, 2022, 03:03:37 PMMentioning because I thought this episode on uncertainty was really good
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 06, 2022, 08:52:08 AMThat was the plan but now I'm informed there is more life in dead things than live things so I'll probably just burn a load of cats.
Quote from: Mr Farenheit on August 07, 2022, 09:58:26 AMYoure switching from vandalism of a nature reserve to theft to murdering animals. Which is it? These are not justified, I don't care how cold you are.
Quote from: Lemming on August 07, 2022, 05:29:07 PMFunny that Nestle™ Shreddies® were mentioned because I was desperately trying to think of what to eat the other day and landed on them, went to Tesco and was shocked to discover they were like £3 for a shitty mid-sized box. The shelf of Nestle™ Shreddies® was almost full, but just below it, Tesco's own "Malt Wheats" were nearly sold out. Everyone forced to accept the inferior option, defeated. Bought one of the last remaining Malt Wheats with a sigh, gritty and nasty as expected. I bet Rishi was munching down on his Nestle™ Shreddies® at the exact same moment, the cunt. Having a bath of Nestle™ Shreddies®. Bastard.
Quote from: greencalx on August 07, 2022, 06:01:22 PMSuch is the general innumeracy among the political and media classes that they think a 150% increase in fuel bills can be counteracted by a 0.1% reduction in energy usage. Or tax cuts.
Quote from: Alberon on August 07, 2022, 06:13:13 PMTruss supporter Penny Mordaunt said today that when Truss ruled out handouts she didn't actually mean she'd ruled out handouts. Truss is going to borrow to fund tax and National Insurance cuts. Beyond that I doubt she has a plan.
Page created in 0.056 seconds with 22 queries.