How did I only just find out that antidepressants can reduce dopamine? I might try and titrate off my Sertraline, as perhaps my lifelong depression was more about the lack of dopamine that ADHD gives me? (Yes I will be sensible, yes I will consult with a doctor)
This morning, on the final day of my holiday, I spent around two hours thinking through a way to auto-classify content on my blog, as part of a project to recommend tags to my posts. Most of my old …
Does the tech industry thrive on free work? (6 mins read).
Thinking about how there are subtle expectations to work on your career outside of tech, and how it's not necessarily great.
Thanks for sharing gRegor, sending big hugs 🤗💜
It's a very difficult time, and I echo your concern about people thinking COVID is over 😬
I've been a bit more isolated than before too (as very well put in https://gregorlove.com/2019/11/friends-wanted/), but fortunately I live with my partner so I'm not exactly that isolated.
During COVID I bought a house, and the overwhelming nature of it all, as well as everything going on already sent me down a depressive spiral, but fortunately with enough help from my partner I sought therapy and started working towards getting out.
One thing with therapy is finding the right therapist - I know it will feel like starting from the beginning with someone new, but could help? But either way it's still a tonne of effort so good on you going through it, and making progress on looking after yourself
Are there any hobbies / things you can do as a way to relax and focus on? I've found jigsaws/playing with Lego has helped a fair bit, whereas I would usually just use gaming as complete escapism
A new shows there’s no clear evidence that depression is caused by abnormally low levels of serotonin in the brain.
I love the idea that ADHD is a made-up condition that people simply use as an excuse to get away with being lazy bc lol oh you mean the thing that's never once gotten me out of trouble & made me lose like 8 jobs? Ahhh oh no you uncovered my extremely useless 30+yr grift
roo (@MorganFailchild)Tue, 15 Mar 2022 00:04 GMT
My anxiety has started amping up again which in turns results in less and less quality sleep.... Over the years I've learnt counter measures to this so yesterday I made pasta - my go to anxiety buster.... I slept uninterrupted for 8hrs and feel so much calmer today
Nicky Wrightson (@NickyWrightson)Mon, 07 Feb 2022 06:46 GMT
It has been one year since I accepted therapy and antidepressants. I should have done it much earlier, it would have improved my quality of life and allowed to start fixing root causes earlier. If you see signs of run out and depression, go to the specialist immediately 🙏
Oleg Nenashev (@oleg_nenashev)Fri, 04 Feb 2022 07:50 GMT
Remote for almost 2 years? Ain’t nobody tryin to work in an office ever again and deal with micro aggressions, shady ass coworkers, the person who wants to stand at your desk and gossip, interoffice politics, and commuting in the cold, NOPE
𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope)Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:09 GMT
A reminder: People procrastinate. But if what you call "procrastinating" is wanting to start, not feeling able to, feeling a deep sense of both dread and shame as the thing simply EXISTS at you? That... might not be procrastination. That might be Executive Dysfunction.
My relationship with deadlines
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Nome (@NomeDaBarbarian)Sat, 03 Jul 2021 20:10 +0000
It's okay to not be okay, my friends. This is a hard time of the year. One holiday season seven years ago, I was suicidal. I bottled it all in. The holidays are tough. Talk to someone you can vent at. Just vent. It's all okay.
aaron ✊🏼 (@aaronbrazell)Fri, 24 Dec 2021 21:46 GMT
I once had the shittiest Christmas and open source saved me (and possibly my life). Just saying. Everyone has their own way to recharge. Sometimes that means doing something that *they* want for a change.
Anna "Legacy Archaeologist" Filina (@afilina)Fri, 24 Dec 2021 13:18 GMT
This week I took medical leave from work to take care of my burnout / mental health. I lost my capacity to take care of myself and enjoy the things I love the most. Now even after one week, I can barely concentrate on anything, even if it was supposed to be “fun”. #burnout
Daniela Petruzalek (@danicat83)Fri, 24 Dec 2021 14:07 GMT
As someone who does this quite often, they are not ignoring you. They are overwhelmed. They are forgetful. They are trying to figure out what it means to care for themselves and actually do it. They do not hate you. They, in fact, probably miss you.
Amy Gaeta (@GaetaAmy)Wed, 08 Dec 2021 03:37 GMT
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