thirty-four

Sep. 1st, 2016 09:58 pm
[personal profile] alexr_rwx
Birthday! :D

I got so many really nice wishes, including from lots of friends I don't hear from all that often. <3 for everybody.

My mom came to visit! She and Anthony are here for about a week, so that's great.

I spent a lot of the day kind of freaking out at work, though, and I got some kind of ill that I don't really understand. Maybe stress-related, or maybe I ate something wrong.

I've been in a little bit of a freakout mode for kind of a while, and I need to take better care of myself. But I'm working on it.

This year, I wanna be healthy, in all the various ways that a person might be healthy. Work in progress.

(since last time I wrote, Lindsey and I did the ICFP Contest again! code here: https://github.com/lkuper/icfp2016 )

(also I cycled up to the city with my coworkers, two weekends ago. because we're beastly \m/ )

Date: 2016-09-02 06:06 am (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
Happy birthday! If you want to talk about self-care and freakout deescalation tactics, let me know!

anti-freakout strats

Date: 2016-12-08 04:51 pm (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
Very belatedly:

* Writing down, each day, specific things I've accomplished that day.
* Making sure to get at least 15-20 minutes of blood-pumping exercise each day. (I think you are already doing this.)
* Using Beeminder http://beeminder.com/ or a similar tool to track each day's small progress towards overwhelmingly big long-term goals.
* Keeping a "yay" folder of email that includes praise of me, to look at when I feel super "haven't accomplished anything ever"-y.
* Allowing myself to think through the "worst-case scenario" of what happens if the risk I am freaking out about actually comes to fruition. Usually it is actually something I could deal with and would not make me Bad or A Failure.

Hope this helps!

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