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No. 1 [Reply]

Mental and Physical Health.


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?


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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.



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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.427

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I will be going to an amusement park 3 hours away with a group of people from my job that I've never hung out with before.
They will be here to pick me up in a couple of minutes

Anxiety levels are off the charts…
I just wanna have fun why can't I be like normal people?

No.428

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>>427

How did it go, anon?

No.431

I had a lot of problems with social anxiety, but over the past 2 years I made a lot of progress and am now on my best way to re-enter society, so to speak. I am still a very untrusting person and my ideals, realistically, are ridiculous and can't be matched by anyone, so this step I'm doing for me and to be able to live a good life by being able to make money and go potentially go after interests pertaining the outside world. But of course I am still an empathetic person.

Now, today I have watched The Elephant Man for the very first time and cried a lot. I am scared that my sad philosophics, which didn't actively or strongly hurt me for years now - thankfully, really are much worse and a much deeper pain than I tend to believe. I am scared that the real horror of these thoughts has yet to catch up with me and that it might happen at any given time and destroy everything I have tried to build for myself these past 2 years. There is still the chance I am only this melancholic because I have seen the movie just hours ago and the experience is still fresh. I am not sure if it would be better for me to go into therapy in an attempt to prevent a potential crisis.

No.433

>>428
It was meh, not best night of my life tier but by no means horrible
In the end I'm glad I went but I wish I had talked more with everyone, I kinda shied away at times and just was by myself not participating

No.434

>>433
That's only normal if you're a really shy person to begin with. You need the familiarization, and it won't come with the first or even second or third time - most likely it will take at least 5 more times in which you actively decide to participate in such events and endure the slight embarrassment you feel due to your introverted nature. The next few times might also feel harder to attend because, obviously, on top of your shy nature you might now also feel failure and frustration, because you can't succeed this quick.
However, it will get better; it just takes a while. Point is, you need to keep up with these things despite them feeling awkward, because you need to endure that awkwardness.

I can promise you this will work without a doubt and I'd be willing to bet my lifesavings that you will feel fully integrated into the group 100% by the 15th event at maximum. I can also promise you that, by then, you'd at least possess double, or even triple the confidence you have now - and in general, not just among the people you have become used to.



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No. 429 [Reply]

Anyone else doing this?

I know a lot of people are skeptical of any health benefits that could be gained from not wagglin your willly and idk if there are true health benefits myself, but I know for sure I am addicted to pornography and I want to stop. I have many personal reasons as to why I want to stop masturbating and watching porn.

So thoughts on nofap?
Tips and tricks to help fight the urge when it comes?

No.430

I don't know about health benefits and I can see it being a harm if you are used to jerking yourself more than once a day and then going to 0 for a long time.

It's certainly an act of self discipline though. If you manage to hold this for a whole month I'm sure you'll find the will and energy to do other things like study or medidate.

Best of luck anon.

No.432

>>430
I'm also of the opinion that it's more of an exercise in self-control than anything. I personally fap a few times a day even though I, "don't want to." but it definitely saps my motivation after I'm done.

My only cure is to keep busy, but even working 12 hours a day isn't busy enough, so honestly it's really hard for me to go more than a couple days without coming across some anime grill thumbnail that boils my oil.



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No. 402 [Reply]

Does anyone here suffer from tinnitus? How you deal with the blasted ringing when it comes? I feel like I can't enjoy the simple pleasures of music anymore.
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No.411

Yeah, although it's mostly notable at night nowadays. It used to be pretty loud but over the years it has become some sort of low volume static.
The world is loud in general.

No.412

I have it, but it's not that loud for me. Hence why i got used to it easily. One of my friends has it too, but it's much worse for him, his tip for me was to ignore it, just how one anon said already. You'll get used to it, eventually.

No.415

I've heard from several people that the white/pink/brown noise generators on https://mynoise.net/ can help alleviate tinnitus for a while. If it's more of a pulsing ring, maybe sine waves can also help.

No.416

OP here, happy to report that it is getting better now. I gave more focus to listening to the world and music around me (at safe levels) than the tinnitus. When it comes though, I let it happen. Acceptance truly gives it less energy, and though it is still a bother, it isn't a big one anymore ;)

No.417

>>416
Im glad to hear that.



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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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No.360

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>>359

I have known people who were on anti-depressants, and depending on how much you value the human experience (likely not much because the world is shit, but I digress), they almost seemed worse off for it because they were so chipper all the time. It was like they couldn't experience the morose longing of a sad song, couldn't be angry…and not only was it concerning socially at some points because of the uncanny disconnect between how you'd expect someone to react and how they reacted, but it also just seemed like they'd lost half of their ability to feel - at least, publicly.

It's an interesting conundrum, but consider your own bodily health first and foremost. I flirt with suicidal thoughts and have self-harmed in the past, but it hasn't gotten to the point where I'm physically damaging myself, so I consider that as a sign that I have more time to try and grow on my own. It's my hope that you have more time as well.

No.361

SSRIs will fuck you. They are a scam. They don't help, but you become dependent on them and you have to keep spending money on them. They mess up your whole brain chemistry. Most drugs that actually help with depression are ignored because they end up classed as recreational. There are studies which show that psilocybin and ketamine are effective against depression. Psilocybin would probably be a better place to start, since ketamine can be habit forming so I'd recomend that if psilocybin doesn't help.

No.362

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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.



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No. 376 [Reply]

I don't have problems with alarm but I literally can't get out of bed, I spend hours (yes, hours) in my bed just draydreaming and escaping to a fantasy world
What should I do to stop it?

No.377

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>>376
Does it affect you negatively? As in, hindering any daily necessary productivity.

No.381

>>377
It is like a drug, I'm happy in my fantasy world but when I come back to reality, when I realize that all of this things aren't real I feel bad and defeated
Also my body hurt, the inaction affect me and my muscles feel tired

No.400

>>376
I know this.I think you had Maladaptive daydreaming disorder, i have it too.Okay a lil story time: i was bullied through high school(quite relentlessly) and i used daydreaming as a escapism.My grade drastically dropped, i didn't even lived in reality anymore, and even the concept of it was quite blurry for me.I had this alternative universe with my imaginary friends who will protect me and i spend all my time in this fake fantasy.I drew them, wrote stories about them in my notebook.I was totally detached from reality.When i graduated think just became weider .I moved to a new town had friends (i still have them) but my expectio about people were really high because of my daydreams.I have less and less fantasy about my alternative universe since my life became crucially better.
How could you stop it?
Seek a therapist, they helped me a lot.Also improve your life conditons, daydreaming is a form of escapism and its usually roots in lonliness.
All the best for you, sorry for the blogpost.



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We got any teafags up in here?
>not drinking a nice warm cup of chamomile every night before going to bed
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No.370

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>>369
chamomile is very tasty and can help calm your nerves a bit. roasted barley can be made into a tea. it has a nice savory almost soupy taste and pairs well with a sweet dessert. hojicha is a nice savory tea as well. while it's technically a green tea, it has some caffeine, but it is less stimulating than black tea.

No.371

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I drink one or two pots of green tea a day. Just put the pot on a stove, and 3 minutes in I'll put it in the bag and let it seep while the pot is being heated up. When it's done I'll burn some cheap incense, and sit down listening to music, while reading or lurking.
>>337
It's the only thing I can stand the taste of lately since I have been trying to break myself of soda for my teeth. Used to drink a lot of lipton but I can't anymore because it tastes too acidic, and there's too much sugar in it. Tea is meant to be drank without any sugar.

No.372

>>371
you should try doing that with loose tea, it's one of the best ways to make tea because the leaves have a lot of space to float around and give off a full body of flavor. i wish my family was into plain green and black teas so i could make a big pot of it each morning as a little ritual

No.373

>>372
I'll have to get into that then at some point. Right now I'm just drinking the Yamotayama nip import brand from the stores. I like it a lot better than Bigelow. So when I get through my current 3 boxes I'll give that a try. Any good brands?

No.375

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>>373
I order from Adagio a lot because it ships from my state, but it is a pretty good balance between quality and price if you're looking to try a lot of different kinds or for buying samples. Tealyra is pretty good for plain chinese/japanese teas in my experience. Teavivre is great for high quality chinese teas. You may have had Stash tea before if you usually buy from stores, they are usually sold as bags but you can buy loose tea from them online and I've heard it's decent quality.



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No. 263 [Reply]

Why do I have no discipline?
Why can't I do anything?
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No.327

I think it's one of those things that is really hard if you didn't pick it up as a child. I'm sure it's not impossible to pick up a when you're older but it's certainly a struggle in my experience at least. I struggle with this a lot. Maybe I need things to get really bad and then use that experience as motivation to improve my life.

No.331

>>284
This is my post from before. Let's just say things fell apart. Going to try again for April. I hope this time around I can actually get something done. I think I'm going to start with exercising. Going based on the whole "a healthy body will create a healthy mind" thing.

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.

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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.



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