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OftenBen  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 12, 2017

Dude I am feeling the pull into that weedy ditch. It's so easy to feel bereft and aimless when money is tight. I don't have much advice but I am here in solidarity.

Small things I do to boost my mood

- Yoga

- Pitcher of cold water in the fridge (Usually with lemon or orange)

- Practice good sleep hygiene (Cut screen time before bed, no intoxicants for an hour or two before)

I don't know how many hours/week you have spare, but I suggest spending some portion of them meditating, if you're not already. Does a world of good. I know that there are other hubskiers using various apps and stuff. I like Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg, both who have a lot of resources on youtube.




blackbootz  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was telling someone else about how much I enjoy the practice of meditation but I allow myself to be "too busy" to do it routinely. It's also this irrational hurdle of money: $15 a month for headspace seems too high, but that's two drinks on a night out when I'll spend $100. I make no sense to myself.

I love the pitcher of cold water idea. I have some lemons but no pitcher. I'm going to fix this.

The sleep is a tough one. In another pubski I mentioned the lack of good sleep I was experiencing because of neighborhood noises. But I've fixed that mostly with a loud fan between the windows and I. I'm also having a housewarming party soon and hope the place will cheer up. Thanks OB

OftenBen  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It's also this irrational hurdle of money: $15 a month for headspace seems too high, but that's two drinks on a night out when I'll spend $100. I make no sense to myself.

From what I understand this is the beginnings of true self awareness, and I recognize a similar kind of insanity in myself. I believe this kind of realization (RE: drinks on a night out) dovetails nicely with what KB was saying about 'bitchin bachelor pad and cheap vino.'