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As I've started coming out of my shell and meeting people in a Recovery Context(tm), negotiating communication media and setting expectations on communication style (frequency, response time, etc) is actually something that needs to happen up front in the majority of cases.

I've found that if I want to communicate with people who don't use my preferred media, I have to meet them halfway on their preferred media.

By the same token, if people want to communicate with me but won't meet me halfway on my preferred media, it's not my problem.

(I'm not going to be a phone person. Not now, not ever.)

Ding! πŸ…πŸ‘Œ : reducing vulnerability factors vs strong emotions by taking care of the body. I have been extremely task focused since I woke up, didn't eat for 3 hours, and was getting pissed off. So I interrupted what I was doing (despite wanting to just finish) to make sure I'm not hungry and dehydrated.

Stop and stretch your body however you can.

I turned my earlier distress and anxiety around by participating in a 10 minute guided body scan. Then I was able to focus on a task I wanted to do, and now I'll go tend to my physical needs by preparing a meal. People are present downstairs and I was hoping to have a little more time to myself, but it won't be that bad - it never is - and I have a lot of stuff to do.

Oddly, I shed a couple tears after the body scan, and I'm not sure why. The relief wasn't *that* strong. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜œ

morita therapy / mh Show more

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(-) mh avoidance challenges Show more

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@cypnk Yeah, but evolution is not your friend. It's an optimization algorithm that places zero value on your subjective experience of happiness or sense of well bring.

Depressive realism Show more

My grandparents decided to learn Welsh when they were 65. After two years of lessons in it (and talking Welsh with me at home, I was going to a Welsh school and was already fluent), they were fluent. My grandmother, around the same time, decided to overcome her phobia of water and had me teach her how to swim. She'd swim laps with me in the pool up into her 80s.

You're not too old and it's not too late to try something new.

For those who are interested in the take on , here's the introductory overview in the student handbook.

mega.nz/#!Uo81DBoK!TxDGL-CwoxD [PDF]

There's a lot of discussion about the western applied psychology concept "mindfulness." People, particularly Buddhists, are rightly suspicious.

As somebody in DBT now, I'm in the "this is reducing suffering & increasing insight, so it's fine" camp. For some it's also proved to be a .

Ding! πŸ…πŸ‘Œ : coping ahead with mortality πŸ˜…

(-) American poverty / death Show more

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