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PHYSICAL My diet kind of went to hell because I am traveling at the moment. However, I am experimenting with increasing the amount of protein that I eat each day in order to feel full longer. I was able to successfully avoid eating from boredom while working on late-night tasks. Although it took radical restructuring of my workouts, I was able to make use of a local gym and do almost all of my normal lifts. Cardio was the easy part. I simply put on my running shoes and went for a nice four mile run on the allotted day.
WORK I was inordinately pleased that my training program for my two assistants has paid enormous dividends. Through social media and our networking system I was able to monitor my site and only had the need to step in one time for a situation that my assistant was unable to handle at his level. This is a departure from my predecessor's method, since he failed to delegate a large number of the weekly tasks. I feel that I have accomplished my mission in preparing my assistants well.
HOBBIES/SPIRITUAL My travels and the necessity of sharing a room made it difficult for me to practice the harmonica this week. I'm looking forward to returning home and getting back to work on that. My two-in-one tablet failed while I was traveling and I was unable to meet my writing goals this week, which I found frustrating. I continue to use the Android app Calm. Meditation has been hit or miss with me and continues to be something of a struggle.
I give the week about a 7 out of 10. A lot of good things happened, and I had some setbacks, but I still feel like I am improving.
I started doing meditation recently, I'm using the Calm app
It has free and subscription based programs and it seems to me that covers tons of different meditation and relaxation techniques.
I shut down my computer, the internet on my cellphone, play my acoustic guitar or read a book. You can also try meditation apps like calm
Really like Calm for relaxing and meditating but it does have a subscription policy (that is a bit pricey for me). I like the different ambient sounds, particularly the rain. Any other meditating apps people like?
And currently trying Dumpster, but any similar apps people you'd rec?
With your current frustrations, I would suggest pulling back from working on an AP and just focus on mindful meditation for a while. Use guided meditations to help assist you in dealing with aggravations and other such matters.
I used the free portions of the Calm app (on Android at least) to learn how to pull my thoughts back to being in the current moment. I also suggested the app to my wife, who would jump to conclusions, have anxiety in large crowds, and overload on too many issues. The guided meditations from Calm certainly helped her drop a huge portion of anxieties and aggression.
There are also other free guided meditations on YouTube and other sites/apps. Find the one that best fits your style. Work with that until you feel comfortable enough to ignore outside stimulus and internal annoyances. I can agree that saliva building up in your mouth can be annoying but you'll need to learn to work past it to get closer to an AP. I haven't completed one yet either but I'm working on it, distractions and all.
True! I used to do the same thing. Ignore meditation telling myself that it's not for me and I realized a year later that in fact meditation is the most important thing.
If you've got a smart phone you can download this app called calm.
It is a helpful app which explains the process of meditation and mindfulness you can also keep track of your routine.
This is the link on play store. I guess it's also available on the app store.
It's not as hard as it's cracked up to be, and this is coming from someone who sleepwalked through most of my undergrad. As far as my memory goes the majority of the questions were based on, well, basic knowledge. If you know basic math, reading, and science then you'll do fine, though resources like Khan Academy, IXL, and others could help you fill in some gaps. When it comes to mindfulness there are a ton of apps that could help. Calm is my go-to.
Check out the Calm app: Android : iOS
They have guided meditations that'll get you started. That's what I did initially and I've been meditating almost everyday for 2 years now. The biggest thing to focus on is the breath. Find a comfortable way to sit, ideally on the ground with a straight back and relaxed shoulders. However, you can use a chair if you want. (Just make sure to keep your back off the backrest) You can either close your eyes, or look directly in front of you towards the ground. But make sure to watch your breath. Count each of them and try and get to ten. It'll be hard the first week or so! That's perfectly ok though. Meditation is a practice, not a final exam. Anytime you notice your thoughts straying from anything other than the counting/breath, gently bring your attention back to the breath. Don't criticize yourself, don't feel defeated because you can't make it all the way to ten. Just notice that you've strayed from focus and return to it. I tend to meditate right after I wake up for ten minutes and then I try to do another 10-15 minutes at night before bed. Good luck OP! Meditation is a beautiful thing and hopefully it'll help you as much as it's helped me
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True! I used to do the same thing. Ignore meditation telling myself that it's not for me and I realized a year later that in fact meditation is the most important thing.
If you've got a smart phone you can download this app called calm. It is a helpful app which explains the process of meditation and mindfulness you can also keep track of your routine.
This is the link on play store. I guess it's also available on the app store. [link]
Yeah that sounds like the right one! Not sure which phone you have but here are the links: Android and
No problem, hope it helps! He has been talking about releasing an app for a while now. Hopefully it comes out soon. Apps are nice to keep track of what you've done and easily access resources. Currently I use Calm. I've heard Headspace and 10% happier are good too, but Calm has a lot of good features that you don't have to upgrade for.
T doesn't necessarily cause mood swings, but it does cause you to become a teenager again. You're basically 13, chemically. Look what 13 year old boys are like and recall that they're just stewing in a gross cesspool of hormones (just like you!) XD
Your body is going through a huge change chemically and it'll affect your brain, giving you more physical energy, some people say they have less patience, more libido, more appetite, less ability to focus. This is just a result of the high T. Your body will adjust over time (if you still have ovaries, they will slowly atrophy and stop producing competing hormones).
Take some time to meditate. If you haven't tried it, check out the app called "Calm", (and on iTunes) it's got a free trial but I went ahead and bought the full thing because it's immensely helpful. It will walk you through the whole point of meditation and how it helps you get control of your animal-like mind (the point being that most people are swept away by their thoughts and emotions rather than watching those things pass over their 'unshakable' mind like they should).
Do exercise or get more sleep. Basically take care of yourself and be super aware that you are chemically unbalanced like a teenager and might be a little wound up. Try to turn that energy toward soemthing positive, but also don't worry about your reactions too much. Stressing about it might make you feel more angry and helpless. But it's just puberty, it passes.
Meditation might help. I had trouble meditating on my own, but I use an app (Calm) with guided meditations. I linked to the Android version, which is what I use, but it's also available for iPhones. I've also heard good things about the Headspace app, but I haven't tried that one.
Personally I think you're doing great for handling all of that at the same time. For stress relief, you could try meditation. From what I understand of it, the whole point of it is to take a break. There's some apps for phones that help you get started, I liked Calm because it targeted people completely new to meditation, and the "tutorials" don't last long.
You are not alone. I'm a 28 years old brazilian guy who suffered from the same situations as a teenager and nowadays I also suffer from anxiety attacks before going to work (btw, I'm suffering from 1 right now)
It has always been my motto of life to "not do to anyone what I don't want for myself", and bullying is a top no-no for me. Sure, I kid around with my friends, but I've known them for 10 years...
My advice, try not to look at the past with remorse of what happened... Try not to blame anyone (it helps me, it may help you!).
Buddhism and meditation has helped me a lot to deal with anxiety:
Buddhism Studies : [link]
and a guided meditation app for you: [link]
P.S: Please, do not see my approach to this solution as a religious one. I see buddhism and meditation as philosophy and exercise, and that's pretty much it
All the best to anyone who's reading this trying to find some soothing words to deal with anxiety :)
In so much of this, I can relate. I think many of us struggle with thoughts and prejudices. Here's the difference between you and the real douchebags--you're aiming for change, for clarity.
You seem to be in your head quite a bit. What about putting yourself in an environment that keeps you ~~distracted~~ focused? Volunteering in any aspect can give you some incredible perspective. Anything makes a difference and you could be an integral part of that change.
I agree with many here--meditation will change your life too. There's an awesome app out there called, "Calm." Throw some headphones on listen closely to the guided meditation and separate yourself from all the junk. Meditating isn't a clearing of the mind really, it's more acknowledgement. I don't recommend smoking beforehand. This will make it more difficult to maintain focus.
An excellent read to help you in this journey-- The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
I've had many bouts with depression and anxiety, suicide attempts, and abuse. A dear friend of mine loaned this book to me years ago. Not until I had my first seizure driving home from work one night did I pick that book up. After many tests, neurologists later told me these seizures were likely due to stress.
Stress can kill you. I'm 25 years old and it could have killed me.
After two years of seizing, I buckled down and started meditating. I made my mental health a priority because literally my life depended on it. Yours does too.
>"I use the future to avoid today, and today I just float through the day waiting until it ends."
Ever thought about meditation?
I'm only saying that because of this phrase you wrote, and meditation teaches us to remain in the present and enjoy it. Exactly the solution you need, IMO.
There is an app called Calm which gives guided meditation, here is the link for
Android : [link]
Is this the one?
I'll check each of those out but probably going to be awhile for the book but will watch the Ted talk. I'll give the app and few youtube videos a try later tonight. Thanks for the guidance!
I agree with /u/peri_enitan about the recording. I record my NDad's stupid shit and so far I've gotten him admitting he bought his son heroin and a story about why everyone with degrees are stupid. Long story short, he played trivial pursuit with a group of college graduates when he graduated high school and got 1 question right while everyone was saying he was wrong.
However, do look in to the laws associated with recording. If I were to ever catch my NDad again giving my brother drug money I'd need to consult with a lawyer first because I live in Massachusetts and the recording law is called "two-party consent" and because he didn't give me consent to record him, my audio evidence is illegal.
Download an app called Calm (android | iPhone) and unwind every day using the 30 days of Calm. This app is for something called Mindful Meditation. You don't need to become a meditation junkie to use it. Use it to unwind when you're stressed and if you have 30 minutes to yourself.
Try using the Calm app mate. ([link])
They have some amazing guided stuff in there which you go through basically anywhere you can sit quietly with your earphones. Start of with the "7 days of calm" programme. Software is free with paid enhancements but I haven't found the need to buy yet. Being used it for about 2 months now, I think it's going to be a constant part of my life now.
I use an app on my android every night for this exact purpose. I used to stay awake worth the tv on fighting sleep, now i just tien my app on, and fall asleep to calming summer showers. Very relaxing
I meditate. It helps me clear my head and relax. It's also very useful before going to bed to make yourself tired and less likely to stay up and fret.
If you're interested, Calm is a great app for android.
Mindfulness Meditation (breath-focused meditation) helped me incredibly with my racing heart especially in the evenings. I've never felt anything like it. It was so weird. (I've never done meditation before)
Try the '7 days of calm' package in the Calm app.
Sentence completions did little for me after the beginning as well. Meditation has helped with the first pillar tremendously though, the guided meditations on the Calm app specifically (www.calm.com, Android). Meditation really changes the way you think if you stick with it.
They also have an app!
Heavy comforter, windows open when it's not winter, white noise machine on. I recently started using the Calm meditation app and I like the "deep sleep" guided meditation for going to bed.
I use the app Headspace for guided meditation. It has a free 10 day intro that is a really good for if your starting off, even if your not going to buy their service! Alternative free option is an app named calm but i have never used it personally.
[link] here you have it
Link for android [link]
I'd like to add Calm to that. I like Tamara Levitt's voice.
I've used Calm, with good results. It's a meditation app, tailored with different topics and situations. It's paid though.
Stop, Breathe, and Think has been mentioned before, as has Insight Timer.
Pacifica is like the other three.
Antistress is a different sort of app, it lets you do things like play with virtual fidget spinners, solve puzzles, move the ball through the maze. It's helped me calm down through a couple of panic attacks.
If you stream music, use that service to make or save a few playlists of relaxing or feel-good music. I listen to choral music when I need to calm down or get ready for sleep.
/u/adam_fost It should be! Here is the link: [link]
If not, I also like the apps "headspace" and "mindfulness."
This one's pretty good to use between games or right after a disconnect. It's on the Google play store.
I really liked the Yoga with Adriene when I first started. I wasn't able to convince myself to stick with it though.
I also second using whatever extended health benefits are available.
I also use the Calm app and they even have a website.
I highly highly recommend the Headspace app as it what I used to learn to meditate and be mindful at home away from the guidance of my therapist. I have a few friends that have also taken an liking to it as well, one that actually pays to unlock many of the features too.
Die kende ik nog niet.
Ik heb wel al Calm, OMG Meditate, Insight Timer en buddhify uitgeprobeerd.
Waarvan Buddhify het meeste (ik kon een tijdje prima in slaap vallen bij een van de stemmen in die app).
Van Calm heb ik de gratis 'cursus' doorlopen, maar kon er niet echt inkomen.
Ik heb nog niet echt eentje gevonden waar ik bij bleef, zal die van VGZ eens proberen, misschien dat een Nederlandse stem beter blijft kleven.
Calm, all free with pro option
They have a web app,
iOS app and
Well .. uhm maybe it's this one ?
Calm, get-headspace, 7-cups. YMMV
Calm. It's paid.
You should never feel like you're drowning in a work situation.
Depending on your personality you might be projecting stress into others reactions about your work. Panic tends to be contagious and I have found that many times if I'm feeling stressed it's not my co-workers/boss stressing me out it's my own attitude.
Depending on your cultural background you may be more or less familiar with meditation. I'm strictly advising the secular practice but it does wonders for training you brain to focus and identify and "ride the waves" of emotional responses.
Here is a good book:
Here is a good app:
Being in I.T. / Sysadmin people freak out constantly because they don't understand the technology. They freak out because they think their data is gone, because there's no easy recovery, or the service is down. You'll learn that you have to be your own rock in some of these situations.
Are you talking about this app ?
Download the app called "calm". That taught me how to meditate and its very easy to follow.
Try this app. Was recommended to on this sub. It's amazing. [link]
I meditate using the Calm app. Really helps me to sit back and think.
Hey guys, I've got some resources I'd like to share with you!
Drink water: Whenever I feel urges coming up, or when I feel that my energy and motivation to do stuff drops, I drink 1-3 glasses of water. It gives you an increase in energy, makes you come over your urges, and it keeps you hydrated!
Another thing that kept me going were videos made by this guy. His name is Eric Thomas and he is one of the best personal motivators out there. Just try one of his videos, he is really awesome! Whenever I need some motivation, I go to Eric's youtube channel and I watch a few of his videos, it helped me get quite long streaks!
My last tip for you guys is meditation. I was sceptical of meditating at first but when I started doing it, I could handle urges so much better! I only started about two weeks ago so I'm not an expert, I used this app ( android)to practice meditating. It offers a subscription of about €40 a year which unlocks a lot of meditation guides but the free version has two very effective meditating guides as well as a 7 day journey of exploring mindfulness.
I hope you found my resources resourceful (pun very much intended) and I wish you the best of luck in this war!
Stay strong! FROM THE ASHES WE SHALL RISE
Check out Calm
I know I'm late to this thread but I use Calm and I like it a lot.
Meditation: Calm you can get it on Android or iPhone. It's $10 a month for full access, but I payed for one month and got my fill and I still enjoy the free part of it. Free gets you some guided meditations, nature sounds on a timer, and "7 Days of Calm" program which helps teach you the basics of mindful meditation. Paid version gives you access to many more guided meditations as well as the "21 Days of Calm" program which I mostly enjoy. I cancelled my subscription as I think $10/month is steep for what it is, but it was worth checking out for a month paid.
Sleep: Pzizz which is totally free lulls me to sleep when white noise isn't cutting it. It's my go-to sleep/nap app.
I also paid ~$20 flat to buy all of the Mindifi Deep Sleep Hypnosis programs, but I found it worth it. Plus, I never have to pay again to have access to that set. Worth it, IMO, but they have a free hypnosis (Sleep Like a Baby) which I used a few times with success before purcha**sing.
Therapy: I like Worry Box for their interesting CBT, anxiety, and stress mgmt articles. I also use Therapy Buddy, an app that lets you record therapy sessions (or anything) and keep appointments, 'homework', and positive takeaways, all behind a password of your choosing.
That's all I've got so far. I found keeping my Google calendar updated with my physical planner has been a huge help as well. Good luck! It sounds like you and I have a lot in common as far as ADHD/Anxiety and dealing with them. Once I began to treat my ADHD my anxiety became a lot less intense and vice versa, so I highly recommend taking some time out of your day to meditate, organize, and jot down your thoughts. It's really helped me a lot over the course of a month!
Checking in. This weekend will be busy in a good way.
Some apps that I can also recommend.
Mentioned in #10 Sleep as Android is the best app I've ever used on Android. It's constantly improved and it has a lot of features that will help you sleep better and track your nights.
For Meditaion I'm using Calm
For habit tracking HabitBull is the best. Personally I've stopped focusing on counting days but HabitBull gives you a great overall of your progress. You see your current streak, best streak and also has a month view. It's much helpful than raw number streak. (Btw. had to see what's my streak right now on NoFap subreddit and it's 60! Can't believe it's already 60 days :) )
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