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No. 1 [Reply]

Mental and Physical Health.


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No. 270 [Reply]

How many of you guys are hikkis? It is not something I am proud of personally, yet, it's only been about a month into my second relapse. Have any of you been through this, and have you any advice?
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No.353

>>352
And yet, everyone suffers in this way, only our masks, lies, and "feel good" escapist coping mechanisms hide it from sight. We are just more honest people, that we show it.

No.441

I occasionally slip into non-reality and live in my imagination due to the isolation and free time. I don't know how much time has passed since I started hikkidom, almost a year? a year? Time just passes so quickly now and functioning normally seems only slightly possible

No.442

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I'm OP and >>347
Reading through this thread is so comfy. I'm working again and I have been enjoying it. It makes a big difference to be able to relate to your coworkers and be friends with them. Sure, it helps to live in an area with a lot of fellow weirdos. A few years ago, I never would have thought I'd come this far in overcoming my social anxiety. It does get easier to interact with people, and the physical human interaction has a profound impact on your mental health. We're all gonna make it anons.

No.443

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>>442
Glad to hear fren.

No.535

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>>442
Another update. I was promoted at my job. I have so many new people in my life that I love. I feel so validated and my newfound creative energy has been overwhelming. I finally feel like I'm at the wheel of my own life.



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No. 211 [Reply]

Bottling only makes it harder.
This thread is intented for people who would like to rant and write out their feelings.

It's possible to just spill everything in the textbox, explain it detailed or even write poems/haikus or stories, whatever your want.
You can give yourself a time- or character limit if you feel overwhelmed with writing down all that is going on.
You may also ask for advice or similiar.


It's hard to keep up a happy face, don't hide under a mask in order to lie to yourself.
Be honest with yourself and your feelings, that's the first step towards self improvement.
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No.530

>>528
Sorry but theres no real reason for what I posted it's only how I felt. I just hurt inside a lot then but it's not so bad now. I'm sorry for being an attention whore, it's only feelings. I would delete it but I dont have the password.Sorry

No.531

>>530
There is no need to feel sorry. The thread is here for opening up to your emotions. If your post expressed how you felt then that is good.

>>529
I hope you don't mind me to give advice. Have you thought about wirting a diary? It can only be a few sentences a day but everyday. You will find, after a week or two, that you start to enjoy this writing.

No.532

>>531
I hope you don't mind me to give advice. Have you thought about wirting a diary? It can only be a few sentences a day but everyday. You will find, after a week or two, that you start to enjoy this writing.

No, but I have thought about blogging.

No.533

This is kinda a weird subject to talk about but I wasn't sure where else to post something like this

I read Blood Meridian about six months ago and the general impression I got from it was simply "blood and violence in an unforgiving place". There was one line that really stuck with me, though, where the Glanton gang passes through a series of surreal landscapes, passing through one place where the earth was hollow and as they sleep there they hear the faraway sounds of boulders falling in the hollow spaces under their feet. I've been biking a lot more recently, and there's some streets that have asphalt that's cracked in the right way to make a rumbling sound and feeling when you ride over them at high speeds. You don't get the same feeling when driving a car over those roads, since the suspension absorbs the impact. When you bike over them just after sunset, it's a really surreal feeling for me, even if I'm not really sure why I associate the two experiences so strongly. Is anyone else /surrealliving/ here?

No.534

I'm tired of NEET-dom but too anxious to take on responsibilities in fear of burning out again. My friends ask questions along the lines of "What are you up to?" Answering with "Nothing…" is ageing like milk. I'm a fucking cow. If stagnancy persists they'll abandon the farm in search of better pastures. Then I'll be a lonely cow. Moo.

>>533
On the way back home in one of our last road trips, the sunset pierced through thick billows. I noted it looked particularly tangerine and left it at that. Napped for a bit. They told me it was a fun trip and that we should hike more. I concurred. We paid several toll fees. Argued over a playlist. They won, and then died a few months later.

Since then remembering what they looked like, their voice, who they were and how we were has been almost impossible. If it hadn't been for a video saved in my laptop I would have forgotten everything. Yet details of that memory on the road ring crystal clear: the sun, the clouds, the music and the mileage ticking away, but never the person I shared the moment with.

It's happened a few times over the past year. When revisiting a foreign tourist spot they dragged me to (dunes, sand, an ice cream stand), lying on my back in a public pool (mandatory goggles, laps, butterfly strokes), looking through their old photos (the same pose again and again, to look slimmer, they said). It's not a sad feeling. Bittersweet, maybe, but more surreal tinged with nostalgia and the missing pieces nagging my brain. I've tried writing about it and failed each time. I can't say this is a successful attempt. Maybe it's as close as I get to articulating an incomplete thought.



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No. 482 [Reply]

Anyone trying to lose weight?

What are you doing? Any progress?

I'm thinking of picking up fasting for at least a month.
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No.513

I recently dropped all microwave meals and now only eat chicken, fish and brown rice, occasionally Subway. This has made the biggest difference for weight loss and health, even bigger than reducing candy and soft drinks.

No.521

Hey OP

I fasted for 48 hours with just water, good luck going over that. Its more the feeling that you should be eating, like a habit, than hunger.

Then I was eating fish, eggs, greens, nuts and maybe some bananas, strictly nothing else. This lasts for a bit then my body craves some junk and Im drinking beer n eating whatever. However eating just that for a week you notice your weight drop quick. Steam the fish, boil the eggs.

No.523

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Fasting is easy to pick up if you do it right. You can do it daily no problems, this is how I did it I wasn't really strict with myself about this.
Just spend 16 hours a day not eating, counting sleep. If you sleep for 8 hours, do not eat for the first four hours you're awake, and then the last four hours in the day. As you get more used to this crunch the hour down one by one until you find a limit. Some people can take this days or weeks, but for your purposes just getting the discipline to reject food will be enough.
The next thing to do is eat things that fill you up and give you energy. Don't eat junk, candy, or sugar in general. Eat fruit, vegetables and meat with fat. Your body craves these things and 6oz of fatty ground beef and vegetables holds you better than a bunch of fried breads and is better for you.
Purge soy, everything with soy in it gives you estrogen, and its always loaded with other shit you don't need and doesn't do anything for you.

Try to get some form of exercise with this and drink green tea to calm your initial cravings for food. The hard craving will last two months before you're used to it and the tea will suppress your appetite while you adjust.
Good luck anon.

No.524

>>523
Can you recommend me some fruits and vegetables that actually fill you up to the point of feeling satisfied. That's my biggest problem with my diet, they won't feel me up, and then I'll end up snacking or eating another meal entirely on top of it.

No.525

I'm trying, but it's getting harder. Usually I don't eat anything for about 12 hours after the breakfast and when the night comes I tend to eat everything I see. In the last month I lost about 3kg.

I highly recommend this video.



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No. 355 [Reply]

Anyone have any experience with antidepressants here? I'm getting so desperate I'm willing to try anything.
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>>359
>they will deprive you of certain rights, use the fact that you've been on anti-depressants before against you in court (it goes on a public "permanent record" sort of thing)

Could you provide a source on that? I did some searches for "anti-depressants/SSRIs permanent record", "anti-depressants/SSRIs used as evidence in court", and a few other permutations but I couldn't find anything that matched up with what you're saying.

No.403

>>362
I'm not motivated enough to find a source, but whenever you hear the talking point that the mentally ill should not be allowed to have guns, that's because if you've been on medication in many states you will not be allowed to purchase them, as many anti-depressant medications are also explicit anti-psychotic medications.

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I forgot all about this thread, here's an update if anyone is interested.
I've been taking 10mg of prozac daily since late June. After a month of that I went back to the doctor and she prescribed abilify in supplement to the prozac. I never went out and got any abilify (partly due to depression/anxiety and also due to my fears of all these meds). That doctor stopped working at that office and a month or so later I met with another doctor who recommended that I up my dose of prozac to 20mg daily. I said nah I think 10 is fine for now. Idk why I really said that, I havn't felt different at all since I started taking this shit. Not even any side effects or anything I feel pretty much exactly the same. I wasn't expecting a drastic change to my personality or anything but damn Is this all just a big meme?

I still feel like a big loser and I fucking hate myself and only leave the house to go to work or go see a movie like once a month.
The only real tangible difference I can identify is that I no longer despise my job or going to work long ass shifts. Idk if this is due to the drug or just me being there long enough that I've simple accepted it and learned to bear it.

Anyways I'm gonna try shrooms with a college who has said it helped him with his depression over the coming winter so hopefully that will help me out a bit.

No.460

>>405
did you end up doing it, anon?

No.522

CBD hemp flower or oil



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https://youtube.com/watch?v=0ROokw5OHRc [Embed]
This is NOT an April Fools joke, you can tell because it's a day later. If you think Truck-kun needs to be tagable at e-hentai and have an account, say so in the thread. All I need is one account to back me up and then by the rules there simply has to be a vote on it!

You know we need to be able to find out where Truck-kun has gone last to protect ourselves. Vote for my tag! JUST DO IT!!! For the lolis! And if you don't have an account then spread my link and get the word out so someone will vote for it!!! Do it /bm/ so you can protect yourself from the lolis of seeing girls smashed by trucks!

https://forums.e-hentai.org/index.php?showtopic=225610


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No. 435 [Reply]

Hello, my friends.

For a while now I have had the assumption that I, personally, perceive the state of "feeling touched / moved" as more extreme than other people, though I have no idea why that might be.
The best example for this is whenever my dear mom passionately tells me about things she has done, for instance crafting some decoration, how proud she is of the outcome and that she'd like to show me. I perceive this as really cute and am extremely moved every time, but this "aww"-feeling seems more like sadness than anything else and one time even caused me to have some sort of emotional breakdown. One where I was crying for 2 hours straight, and I didn't even know what for - I still don't, in fact. This can't be entirely normal, can it?

My mom is the person I love most in this world, so then why do I feel so sad at times where her happiness shines through the most? Does it subconsciously remind me that I won't have her around forever? Maybe it reminds me of times when I wasn't good to her and I feel more grief now whenever I see how nice of a person and thus how undeserving she was of bad things that happened in the past?

Maybe some anons here have had similar experiences - if so, please tell us! Or maybe all of this really is normal after all and this is just what feeling moved is all about.

No.436

It can be """normal""" if you are an introvert. Because introverts can be more intense with feelings when they are real.

Daydreaming imagining your mom dead and how you could've been a better person to your family or close friends and whatever, happens sometimes inside the mind of introverts, because they fantasize too much.

But if it's been occurring for a long time, all the time, it might be depression.

I was used to feel this way almost everyday, but it's getting better. Start to exercise, you can run, jump, ride a bike or something. I promise you're gonna feel better.

No.437

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>>435
this is pretty much how I feel when I'm finally coming out of a long period of depression. i get emotional over the smallest things, even to the verge of tears sometimes. but i usually readjust and things level out after about a week or so.

No.444

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Seems like you are just a sensitive person – those who can experience deep sadness can also experience the mirrored deep happiness (awe, meaning, etc.). Crying for 2 hours may seem like a long time, but perhaps there was some unexpressed pain you had to let out.

I have cried at paintings, sunlight glinting on a body of water, a sunset seen from a plane, seeing people gathered and relaxed all together in one place. This is the gamut of human experience.

No.445

>>437
Same here (but for shorter periods).

For me it also seems to happen if I notice oncoming depression but manage to avoid the spiral of negative thoughts, which I guess leaves me still biochemically fucked up for a while but not sad.

No.488

>>435
Every now and then, something strikes me for no conceivable reason. I feel a very physical sort of pain. Just the other night, I remembered how my mother used to say "ballie" instead of ball. That almost made me cry for the first time in I don't know how many years. I have no idea why, maybe I yearn for the innocence of days past. Another time is when I heard a quote from Jules Verne, about how two ship at sea, with no obstacles between them, will inevitably find each other. That seemed to strike me on some fundamental level. Once I just felt some primal urge that told me to run as fast as I can and never stop. It was so strong, and the knowledge that I couldn't do that made me feel like I was being torn in half. I don't know why the feeling comes in such strong waves, or what causes it. I don't know why it hurts, but it does. And, like I said, it's a literally physical kind of pain.



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No. 462 [Reply]

Most of the time I'm a pretty reserved and quiet person. I can be kinda awkward at times but I'm not a complete sperg. I think one of my biggest issues is I just never know what to say which leads to a conversation that fizzles out and dies really fucking quick.

I want to become a better conversationalist
How do i get better at talking to people irl
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No.466

>>464
I do try to do this but sometimes I struggle to think of questions to even ask. Or Ill ask a question, theyll answer, and say something like uhuh thats interesting… then the convo dies sometimes cause I dont have another followup

No.467

>>465
I don't mind, as long as it helps you we're all good.
invite me on discord joão#8767

No.468

So did you two end up talking? I'm just curious.

No.469

>>468
Not yet. I'm lazy and a coward so I never reached out to him. Why should I bother to do hard work on improving myself when I can just fap to porn and play videogames

No.471

>>469
I don't think this is the right attitude to have, anon!
You should try, at least once!
Here, have mine, in case you change your mind and want to improve yourself : Eidolon#3693



No. 438 [Reply]

I saw a short interview with the actor who played Barney the Dinosaur the other day. I know it sounds ridiculous but I can't stop thinking about it. Here's a guy with probably one of the shittiest jobs I can imagine and he's just radiating happiness while talking about it. Imagine being in that giant suit, having to dance around for hours probably to kiddie music, the studio lights beaming down on you, you can barely see anything and you're sweating like crazy. But this guy has nothing but positive things about the experience, in fact he says he "loved" being Barney. Most people who do costume work only do it to move up to something better but this guy played Barney for TEN YEARS. He even loves the annoying "I love you" song that Barney sings which he's probably had to listen to thousands of times over the years.

I can't stop thinking about how positive and happy this guy is. I'm such a aggressive, pessimistic, stressed-out person. If I had a job like that, I would probably complain about it all the time. I wish I could be like him and see it as nothing but pure joy. I want whatever he has. In the video, he mentions that he studies Tantra and regularly did meditation. Do you think that's the key to becoming calm and content like he is? Or is that just who he is as a person?

No.459

Some people simply live their façade of normalcy. Like, for whatever reason they can't even entertain negative thoughts. A job requiring constant positivity would just reinforce this behavior with the added spur of financial gain.

Saccharine shit like singing the same happy song over and over again just helps them feel validated within their delusions of everything being perfect. It's an interesting psychological survival strategy but it leaves you unaware of your own issues until you crash into them headfirst.



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No. 263 [Reply]

Why do I have no discipline?
Why can't I do anything?
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No.354

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Because you don't believe that you can. Yes, it's a cliche. Yes it's unhelpful; it is still true. I used to feel exactly the same way as you did, as though my life was on rails and completely out of my control. I had vague ideas of things that I thought I might want, but never for a moment believed that they would be achievable or could actually happen.
It may not surprise you to hear that I was very depressed for some time; ironically, it was when it got unbearable that I set myself free, completely by accident. I bought some heroin and lots of valium off the darknet with the aim of downing a bottle of vodka and dieing (inb4 not the most effective method, yada yada yada).
And then it occurred to me. Just sitting in despair in my room living off handouts, I could get access to some of the most powerful drugs the world has ever known delivered straight to my door. Isn't that crazy? Imagine what I could do if I put my mind to it!
Look the point of all this is that you need to embrace the absurdity. Chase a whale. Push a boulder up a hill. Smoke some rocks. Just do <something>, for Christs sake. Not something you never thought you could do, because you'll mentally block yourself from doing it. Do something entirely new, that is entirely unlike you.
It could be as simple as getting dessert.

No.365

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>>263
I feel man. Every time I want to get into something new or study a subject, after some time I lose interest and drive to ever look at it again.
I've fallen so many times into this spiral of apathy and despair.

No.374

I don't have discipline unless I have stress and pressure. So if I was to guess for you anon its probably the same. Just give yourself something to stress over and a deadline to hit it.

No.450

I was just about to post this exact same topic.

>354


This is really true. I think I was just born a POS garbage person and don't think I can change it. Like when I think about "people who exercise" or "organized people" and wish I was like them…it just seems impossible and well, I'm not *one of those people*. I'm a garbage person.

How do I stop believing this?

No.451

>>450
just know that you can change, but it will take a conscious, sometimes grueling, effort. force yourself to learn small habits. go for a walk every morning, or put things back where they belong. over time, these good habits will overtake your old, bad ones and be easier to stick to.



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