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life quality poll

Discussion in 'RC' started by Erik, Jan 10, 2006.

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i think my life at the moment is

  1. shit

    12 vote(s)
    16.2%
  2. ok

    43 vote(s)
    58.1%
  3. great

    19 vote(s)
    25.7%
  1. Thanatopsis123

    Thanatopsis123 白鬼

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    It's amazing what exercise can do, isn't it? Confidence rises, sleep becomes more efficient, less physical pain is felt, etc. I need to start working out again.
     
  2. MadeInNewJersey

    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    It sounds soooo trite and contrived Erik, but really, you just have to do it. Just fucking do it. [/needstotakemyownadvice]
     
  3. Erik

    Erik New Metal Member

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    :lol: ya. i know. it's always the hard part, innit.
     
  4. En Vind Av Sorg

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    Yup, I agree entriely. I think we had some gigantic pschoanalytical thread awhile back about this too. Anywho, yea things such as bipolar disorder are most certainly diseases, and I wouldnt expect anyone to cope with it simply through sheer force of mind. For people who are bi-polar and manic depressant, its a task in itself to simply maintain your own reality day to day even with medication. Id honestly rather have a disease with chronic physical pain everyday.
     
  5. Nate The Great

    Nate The Great What would Nathan do?

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    I think it was Harmonydies . . . that asked about suicide and depression a while back, and we talked about some of this.

    Has he been around lately?
     
  6. MadeInNewJersey

    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    Man, it sure is.

    I talk an excellent game though. :tickled:
     
  7. lurch70

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    this is why some guys go out with really ball busting chicks ... :loco:
     
  8. MadeInNewJersey

    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    Having watched my mother deal with it for 10 years now, I too would rather have a chronic physical illness. It's heart-wrenching.

    And not to nitpick, but bipolar & manic depressive are one & the same. Before they truly knew what bipolar was, it was called manic depressive. :cool:
     
  9. lurch70

    lurch70 Member

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    so true ...
     
  10. Conspicuously Absent

    Conspicuously Absent Linguistically Confused

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    Relevant Tick Quote cause I hate being serious:

    THIS SOUNDS LIKE A JOB FOR BI-POLAR BEAR!!! .... but i just can't get out of bed this month.
     
  11. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    my family is like the poster-child for mental illness. the genetic shit somehow went right over me. literally every other male in my family has some mental illness, ranging from minor to hospital-admission-level
     
  12. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    hahaha, just noticed my sig
     
  13. Conspicuously Absent

    Conspicuously Absent Linguistically Confused

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    However, excercise really truly does save the day. During my "emo teenage depression" years, I used to go sweat myself to happiness on my mountain bike... i'm not sure how spending 6 hours busting your ass to come home have a bath and ache all next day can help, but it does.
     
  14. Dick Sirloin

    Dick Sirloin please... stay safe

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    I pretty much love my life, even though I'm not getting any ATM.
     
  15. Russell

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    This is something I find as well. I usually run ~4 - 5 miles a day, but about a month ago fucked my ankle up. I'm pretty sure it's a tendon injury as it's taking a long time to heal, and not running is now really beginning to get to me.

    I can empathise with Erik to an extent, as that is how I feel when I'm under a lot of stress. When I have so much stuff that I don't even know where to start that has to be done, it can really make me feel as you describe, Erik. I'm fortunate in that I've never had to deal with this on a longer term basis tho, it usually wears off as things get done... But good luck sorting it out, I think a lot of the advice given so far has been great :wave:
     
  16. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    like everything, there is a rational answer for that. we did not evolve to sit around playing video games and posting on UM (allright, so NAD is genetically engineered to do so, but). exercise reduces cortisol and insulin levels (that make us feel like shit) and increases certain neurochemicals that make us feel good (dunno what these are, maybe dopamine) while at the same time maintaing our blood glucose at peak levels.
    exercise rules.
    lol @ at all the fat sickly kids of the current generation
     
  17. lurch70

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    this is how minds differ ... for me, I welcome crazy work and stress and when there are dozens of things on the plate to be solved.

    it's boring downtime that drives me nuts.
     
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    Haha, if given the choice I too choose crazy work over boredom, but boredom hasn't been an issue in my life for over five years. For me it has to be a balance, I guess. I'm used to having a nice amount to do so I have to work between 14 - 16 hours a day, 18 in busy times at uni. But, for example, recently with my dissertation, I was seriously wondering how I could posibly fit everything I needed to get done in, and after more than a week of that it really bugs me. I start procrastinating, and feeling just as Erik described. Once the end is in sight I tend to work better again.

    I've only really noticed this over the three months that I've been doing my dissertation while juggling with UM and magazine stuff, as it felt like more and more stuff was being piled on me and I couldn't clear it all. I've got a feeling, however, that the older I get and the more responsibilities I have the more that will happen, and when it does I'm either going to have to drop some stuff, or learn to work around it. Any advice would be welcome ;) Haha
     
  19. Thanatopsis123

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    I think all these problems could be solved by just taking a step back and finding time for some sexy parties.

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  20. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Especially at work. I'm no overachiever, but damn, if I'm busy then it just makes me feel like I'm wanted / needed. I can't imagine how damaging it must be to become laid off or made redundant. It's a kick in the teeth no doubt.

    Btw, fwiw, I voted "great". I've got WAAAY too much to be thankful for. Even simple things, like you know, health.

    I see someone in a wheelchair or some blind dude walking down the street with a guide dog....wtf, life is just fucking peachy if you ask me.
     

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