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Mental and Physical Health.

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Last night was… bad… I had a psychotic episode and I called a friend I hardly know 23 times. I don't even remember what dumb shit I said to get.

I woke up this morning and found a sticky note on my bed telling me to call her when I was feeling better. I stressed out about calling her but I eventually manned up and called her. It went… Shockingly well, actually. So well that I've actually got a date lined up for Saturday. Life is funny.
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>thinking a girlfriend will magically fix all your problems
That is so naive, assuming it's even a moral thing to use a life threatening mental illness just to get a gf.


>using shitty government services
Bruh, you can literally find a proper one online with a free consultation.


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Psychosis is serious only in terms of what it CAN do. Psychosis in and of itself is not necessarily serious. Like I said, this instance was actually quite mild from what I recall. I don't see how you can think you'd know more about it when I've experienced psychosis upwards of thirty times and live with severe psychotic symptoms constantly, though.
I never once believed that for a minute. Having a gf will far from fix all of my problems, but it will actually help me out. I'm a lonely, depressive guy who has no anchor on reality and a gf has given me that anchor in the past. Not to mention the fact that it's easiest to work through the symptoms of my Schizoaffective Disorder with a partner rather than alone.
In his defence, shrinks suck. I've only had a couple good experiences with them and they were all with this one girl who wanted to treat people with PTSD (not drug addicts and schizos). The pills shrinks give you don't even help you out usually. They will sometimes even make life worse.


Stop LARPing. People like you make things worse for everyone.


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Why are you salty? You probably don't know the first thing about what we talking about and you just wanted to shit on my parade.

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No. 592 [Reply]

I read once that if you go deep enough through your anus, you can reach the spleen.
Suposedly massaging the spleen internally grants an incredibly intense sensation, like a constant orgasm that doesn't run out.
Couldn't find any info on Google, i doubt there's any truth to it, but i'm still curious nonetheless, have you guys ever heard anything about it?
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I spy the school shooter


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This is fucked up anon get some help


Dunno… I read a horror story were they put hooks up a dudes anus and ripped out his stomach.


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No. 798 [Reply]

I'm not feeling good.
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Not OP, but I've had the flu for two weeks before. It was a really nasty case that almost killed me a few years back. I got hospitalized over it. I had never been so sick in my entire life.


idk if thats the flu… that's pneumonia!


OP here. Got out of the hospital last night. I went in thinking I had pneumonia (had started to exhibit all the symptoms, really). It was pretty quick as far as ER visits go and everything was free (thank god). I have bronchitis though and they did find a small number of solid particles in my lungs as well. I've been feeling a lot better since.


glad you're ok, anon


When I was hospitalized they ran some tests and confirmed it was the flu. Unless they are just incompetent and was wrong. Wouldn't surprise me, the hospital here really sucks.

That's good that you're doing better. What do you plan on doing once you're back to 100%?

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I searched all boards, and was surprised to not find a thread for tulpas considering the imageboard we're on. I'm sure a few of you should have one though, so let's share and discuss everything associated with tulpas and tulpa creation.

If anyone isn't familiar with this, a "tulpa" is an entity created by meditation and imagination, which splits off your own consciousness in your mind and learns to act, feel, and think independently as its own personality. It becomes very much like a real person that talks to you and you experience life with it, but it's different from an imaginary friend in that it's sentient. With enough concentration and practice you can eventually superimpose your tulpa onto your own subjective reality and feel it with all five senses like a real person. A "wonderland" is an imaginary world that you construct in your mind to hang out in with your tulpa, scenarios can begin unfolding there on their own if you learn how to get into a hypnotic state via meditation and it's not unlike dreaming. As for dreams, you can meet your tulpa there and experience the dream together like a multiplayer game. This is just a simple explanation, and there's also lots of other stuff that you can do with your tulpa, but most other people make them at least for some kind of companionship.

For those of you who have tulpas, tell us about:
>who they are, what they're like, what they look like
>your wonderlands, what goes on there
>their creation/development process, how long it's been
>what your life is like with them, how it changed for you because of them
>whatever interesting experiences or problems you had and anything else you wanna share
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Thank you thats actually really reassuring. I struggle so bad with focusing. that i can barely force her for a minute or two but if i go on a walk i can talk to her for hours. I don't know what it is or why my mind works this way.

I'm gonna continue to force her and ive decided to walk this path by the mantra of "Not a project: A PERSON" and i hope that leads to her being more human (as human as a pony princess can be). Is your tulpa active and vocal?

i just recently passed the one month mark of the three-six month journey.


I've been slowly reviving my tulpa. She's active and visible. She's not yet vocal again, but I have high hopes.


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>Thank you thats actually really reassuring. I struggle so bad with focusing. that i can barely force her for a minute or two but if i go on a walk i can talk to her for hours. I don't know what it is or why my mind works this way.
What do you usually talk about? Do you come up with topics spontaneously or what?

>I'm gonna continue to force her and ive decided to walk this path by the mantra of "Not a project: A PERSON" and i hope that leads to her being more human (as human as a pony princess can be). Is your tulpa active and vocal?

That's what I do too. My tulpa isn't active or vocal anymore, every time I start forcing it again, my life takes a turn for the bad, and I'm too stressed or anxious to think about it.

>i just recently passed the one month mark of the three-six month journey.

Don't set time limits, you'll just make it harder on yourself. Some people's tulpas don't appear for years.


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>come up with topics spontaneously or what?
Usually yeah I do just come up with whatever’s on the top of my head. I’ll talk about the weather, my mood, media that I think that she’ll like, philosophical concepts, what I think college will be like when I go after this summer, how I perceive her personality to be. This is all while I’m partly visualizing her to my right trotting alongside. That and I personally invited her presence to walk with me by talking to her. I make it a goal to not bring my phone so I don’t have distraction and I make it a goal to try to talk to her the entire time. I can usually get up to about an hour of continuous passive forcing. I still feel really ditzy while I do it however. Today I like… felt my reality slip? I all of a sudden feel really small and off balance and I didn’t feel like what I was saying while I was talking to her made any sense. It was worrying.

>vocal anymore

I’m sorry, I hope your life straightens put enough for them to come back to you anon. This is also what worries me. I believe that once she’s vocal it will be a lot easier for me to keep her around and keep her present, because I won’t just just lose interest. I get headpressures when I’m talking to her, but it’s not the same as someone going “mhm” and “yeah” with obvious interest, or even adding new stuff to the conversation. But what if my life just kinda moves past her and I can’t continue to pay her attention? I don’t know… it’s an ethical conundrum.


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>don’t set time limits
I really know I ought not to, but I do anyway. I’ve justified to myself that I set those time limits so that if the time comes and I still haven’t made any significant breakthroughs with her that I need to /really/ step up my tulpaforcing game and grind.

This is going to be an interesting journey — I got emotional today talking to Luna, saying how this worries me. Reality is such a feeble thing to me and I know how fragile reality it is and I feel like I’m sacrificing the integrity of my reality for companionship. I voiced this to her and I hope she understands that I’m scared. I want to meet her, know her but I don’t want to lie to her and tell her that everything is hunky dory

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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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I think I need a partner but I have gone full hermit. I can't even find people to have small talk with, let alone date.
Without one person in my life to cushion the fall when I get depressed, I've been sitting at the absolute bottom.

Those success stories of people who worked hard to achieve something against all odds, I can only think they must've had some form of support. You just can't do it like this, it's impossible not to shut down when the only human voice in your life is a volunteer reading always the same script at the end of a phone line.


>Honestly they probably expected you to use a smartphone since "lol everyone has them and there is no way on earth that someone might not have one!!!!" is such a common thought but I didn't get one until early last year and it was against my will anyway.
Yes, my phone camera sucks, and it's broken anyway. I have two months left before I run out of rent money and I'm wondering if I should spend half of it on a really good webcam or a microphone. I'm afraid that even if I record a non-cringy video with someone else's iPhone30, I will get kicked off by the interviewer or something.

>As far you presenting on camera or any other "I'm just bad at it" situations (everyone has them), I just wing it. I would rather a potential employer get something in a timely manner and a little goofy than making them wait months even if it was the perfect video.

I wish I could do that, but the point is to have a video for your bio so that students can see how fun/friendly you are before booking a lesson with you, and some sites require you to send one to a manager/interviewer too.

I'm so angry I could almost kill someone. These aren't big problems. This isn't the same as getting into a car crash or discovering that you have cancer, but they are so small and frequent and annoying that I just don't want to do anything if it means going through so much trouble just achieve to some simple thing.


>I'm afraid that even if I record a non-cringy video with someone else's iPhone30, I will get kicked off by the interviewer or something.
If you only have 2 months of rent left, you physically cannot afford to afraid. When it comes to any task that anybody might not want to do, one needs to weigh which outcome they are afraid of more - in this case, that's uploading a crappy/cringey video as their bio or having a very real chance at becoming homeless. Maybe there is some 3rd or maybe even a 4th option you have but the point still stands in that you would just need to factor in though additional outcomes.
I understand how you feel about microscopic legos that you manage to step on because I still deal with these types of things too, and I'm sure other people do to. However, I analyze my options and the consequences of each so that I can reach my personal best outcome. My biggest micro-issue is of course, the gf BS here >>707. If I was truly afraid of being alone, I have confidence in myself that I would at least start somewhere such as creating an online presence, going to social events, etc. But I'm not afraid, so there is no motivator for me to do anything. In the post, I mention that I'm happy with my own company so there is no reason to try to fix what isn't broken. However, I still consider it a micro-issue because in the back of my mind, I know people make fun of Wizards in the real world and with the scale that it happens on, there's got to be a good reason for it.


>I'm wondering if I should spend half of it on a really good webcam or a microphone.
I am absolutely sure that you can go to a photo shop in your city and tell them hey, I have to shoot a brief video for an interview, can we do that? They all have DSRL cameras that also shoot video. It will probably cost you much less than buying equipment to do a few takes, and it will look way better than webcam footage. And the audio will probably be better too.
Unless you have anxiety issues you can fix this.


The online class rates any assignment that needs teacher over view (essay, graph, or anything that's not multiple choice) as a not graded/10, but it puts it down as a 0 in the grade book. I'm sick of the terror I get when I see my quiz got a 40, but realize it was because my essay question isn't graded.

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Anon, did you make resolutions for the new year? Goals you want to follow? Bad habits to get rid of, good habits to get used to? This is the thread for discussion and sharing experience.

Note: Resolutions are not unique to new years. This thread is about the discussion of every goal we try to achieve in this year. If you started a day or a month into 2020, no worries. We would still like to hear what you have to say.

Mine are:
>Reduce fast food, once in 4 weeks (last time I went on the 28th so I can't go sooner than the 25th this month)
>Greatly limit internet time to 2h (using the internet for work does not count)
>Start the day by reading
>No sodas or alcohol
>Drink 4 of water every day

Remember not to beat yourself up by saying things like "Everyone breaks their resolution." or "Same shit every year.". Attitudes like this keep one stuck in the mud. Getting rid of such negativity can be the first goal.
If you rebound, you haven't failed. Losing track of your goal is the only way to fail so keep going and mind your actions.

This thread was made in 2020 but counts for all years after too.
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you could make a logo and layout and stuff, copy write it, and sell it to a website designer.
Make a name, a color scheme, a logo, ect..
its something to do and you could make bank
just remember if you do sell it so sell it for a set amount of money and a percentage of the earnings, ie. 5%


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Anon, this may come off as the last suggestion you may have thought of hearing but I know a site that caters to images of all kinda, low to high brow, entirely depending on the user's choice.

It is possible to make a quiet blog, only follow other blogs that post images or reblog them and not have much in terms of "social"-media. The website is flawed and has a (partly justified) bad rep but unlike all the other webspaces I've seen it allows for a very peaceful and homely experience.
It has a tagging system that allows you to add certain tags to posts to make it easier to find on a blog.

I hope you may find a place of rest to enjoy peace of mind.
I love Simberg too.


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That's actually an interesting suggestion that I hadn't thought of. I had tried using tumblr in the past, but I found it difficult to navigate and search through things, and even nice blogs often tended toward endless series of reblogs so you couldn't find out where it came from if you wanted more.

That said I think it's probably a good idea to try it out again. Thanks anon.

Yeah, Simberg is great, bright and comfy while also being somewhat melancholic and nostalgic at the same time.


OP back for a monthly update.
The hardest by far is the internet consumption. I have decided upon a different strategy with which I hope to eventually reach a point of little to not waste of time.

Instead of counting the hours, I forbid myself from going to the internet before noon. The week after, before 1PM. Then 2PM. Then 3PM. And so on,

There will be days when I have to check something earlier obviously but I think with this approach I might do better than up until now.


I'm also trying to formulate a plan with internet consumption. I'm trying to limit myself from getting on websites that take up more time and working my way down my bookmarks and try to space everything out that way I'm doing more. It's very difficult as I am almost certain I have autism with how difficult choices are on me when there's infinite ones of them with what websites to use and what communities to be a part of. But I'm trying to work on my selective process and my decisive skills.

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Let's talk about sleep and sleep health.

Napping for 30 minutes a day in addition to getting a full 8 hours of sleep every night (at the same time!) has been one of the best things I did to improve my life. I really recommend it for everyone. You will think much faster, you will remember things easier, ideas will just appear in your head easily, and you won't be so depressed. It feels like going from being a lifeless zombie on autopilot to Neo in the matrix.

Also, and more importantly, having to go sleep and nap every day at the same time provides a structure to my horribly unorganized life, I used to think it will make my life more confining than it is and waste my time, but it's the opposite, you actually gain more time the more often you nap and sleep throughout the day, and this simple schedule gives me something solid around which to organize other things in my day so I don't feel like I'm just drifting aimlessly. I want to give a shout out to the anon who posted Jordan Peterson, as it really confirms what he talks about in his lectures, at least in regards to having a schedule.
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Umm, you can set the timer to start right when you fall asleep? Duh.


idk if youre being sarcastic


I'm not sure if that picture is a joke but sleep has multiple phases between REM and deep sleep and it's unlikely you can get the same benefits from a 30 minute nap every 8 hours.
Sounds like flat-earther tier nonsense.




Damn, dude…

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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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wasnt this thread about hikkis? how did we get to this point


But you're not one of those low IQ plebs, right anon? :)


hes a genius


i don't even disagree with him about automation, but yeah he's too smart for us


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guys its not his fault, he probably just came from 4chan. give him some time to assimilate
plus, our arguments probably sound pretty stupid when you step back and look at it lol

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No. 726 [Reply]

for anyone who needs it
this is your sign to see a therapist
you can even get it free
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Going to a therapist destroyed my life. It would have been better if I had just started drinking.


How is that possible


Most of Freud's ideas are now discredited or outdated in the psychoanalytical community, but he did pave the way for other more competent psychologists like Jung. Any therapist that still practices Freudian psychology is so fucking clueless they should be fired, it would be like coming to a job that requires chemical engineering when you have a degree in alchemy.

Saying that psychotherapy is a scam would be painting with too broad a stroke, some therapists do genuinely want to help you, the fact that they may be getting paid for it doesn't change anything. You could argue that their methods are ineffective, but that also depends on the therapist and which methods they use.

Personally, I learned enough about this stuff that I could almost become a psychotherapist myself, I did it to help myself with my own problems, and I really love helping other people with this knowledge whenever I can, but once you get to this level you're faced with the annoying fucking problem of actually getting all these miserable people to want to help themselves. I have friends whose problems are super easy to solve, but they just won't even begin to solve them because of their own mental barriers, and this is where I imagine the real challenge for a psychotherapist begins. It's like being a doctor and you can easily cure some illness with a few tablets, but all your patients are superstitious and don't believe that medicine works.

So don't be like these guys, anon. Find a therapist that works for you, find good friends who can listen to you, make some kind of moral effort, or at least do self-therapy through the internet. It's absolutely worth it.


i love jung


My dad wasn't in my life growing up. I guess it's true boys without proper male role models can't grow into men. Hmmm.

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