Madness, Insanity & The World Wide Web

PlainJane

Moderator
Are you learning lots from it though?

Yes! I love the layout too. I’m a total geek, and get lost for hours on anything neuro-related. Definitely time consuming. Like you, I like that it’s factual and science based. It’s easier for me to use it as a mirror than any other book I’ve read. I get too caught up in the emotion of other texts than what is beneficial. This satisfies the intellectual part of my brain.

The fact that CBT is still the best, was reassuring for me to read.

I just breeze through it looking for changes. I often find the future component the most interesting, as it gives insight to what is currently being looked at

That’s awesome! I wish I could attend the The Trauma Foundation conference this year, the panel and agenda looks really interesting. I’m hoping to get the recordings later to see the application and responses of their work.
 

anthony

Founder
I like that it’s factual and science based. It’s easier for me to use it as a mirror than any other book I’ve read. I get too caught up in the emotion of other texts than what is beneficial.
Yep, exactly. Many authors write their experience and opinions, which are great, but not scientific data. Experience and opinions are the spice of life, but factual data is pretty handy to have around as to whether something is worth the time or not.
 

anthony

Founder
Life is pretty ok. I'm always working on me, yet that work is less and less as the years go forward. I can do more than I could 10 years ago, that's for sure, yet if I do too much, or am stressed too much, I still fall down. The good side is that I only fall down for a day, maybe two, and I'm usually back up and doing a normal routine. I walk the dogs about 7km each morning, go to the shops for any daily supplies, tidy up around the house, clean the house weekly, run errands for my wife and other things. Nothing too stressful, nothing that forces me within a deadline. Deadlines still often have an impact on me after the fact, but even that is better nowadays.

I am a basics guy. I don't like the complicated methods to solve something. I like simple. So I keep it very simple. I use most days the very information that is here, I analyse a situation where I responded badly and file it away for next time, to do it better. I use the simple negative distortions most days, basically, "Am I being irrational to this very normal, rational, situation?" Every day! That is part of my DNA nowadays, it helps keep my anxiety in check.

I got into four wheel driving a year ago, and love going out on daily adventures. That will eventually become overnight and longer adventures. For now, just daily here and there. I'm a hands on type of person, I would rather build something than think about something. Perfect with a 4WD and modifying it. I have a long list of things to do on that project.

That is me at the moment. A constant work in progress!
 

anthony

Founder
Serious brain fart day today. Left my keys sitting in my post box door... got the mail inside, went home, couldn't get in. Bugger! Fastest I've ever travelled from home to the post office (not far, only 300m), and thankfully they were still there. My anxiety spiked so high it freaked me out. The thought of having to get new locks and keys for everything... costly and just painful to do.
 

Friday

Moderator
My anxiety spiked so high it freaked me out.

Kick in the gut reminder of how things used to be all the damn time, right?

The thought of having to get new locks and keys for everything... costly and just painful to do.
And yet? Bet it woulda either been done before bedtime, or you & the missus would have had a “weekend” (Who says Tuesday can’t be Friday?) away in a nice hotel, or off-roading & camping, or any other similarly “Not gonna sleep with a shotgun by the door until the locks are changed. The stuff is insured. The people simply need securing elsewhere.”.

Not that a nuclear meltdown wouldn’t happen, just that if there was an emergency on? My money is on you’d sort it first, then get knocked on your ass after the fact.
 
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