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Cathy Hindersinn
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Oh my god, on the one hand, it's great to not have lots of interruptions and stuff. On the other, hyperfocus is exhausting.
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I cannot share this hard enough.

"At this point in the course, the therapists who were teaching it looked at each other sadly and Mentioned The Housework. When you get home, and you’ve been drained and picked at and worked hard, and your mood is Low, and there is the Housework, the last fucking thing you want to do on this earth is the Housework, because obviously the thing you need to pick you up is Pudding. And it is not Housework Time: it is time to eat pudding. But – the therapists stressed this carefully, aware that they were blowing our minds – if you do the Housework first, then you can still eat the pudding. And it will be the Pudding of Getting Shit Done. And you’ll feel better! They promised this, while the entire room of people looked at them with deep suspicion.

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Many people find that they already do too much stuff for others. These people may get more benefit from doing stuff for themselves – breaking a low mood induced by spending all their energy on others by practicing self-care.

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For 100% best effects, it’s recommended that you pick small, realistic things to do, with a starting point and an ending point, that don’t cost much money or sustained physical effort. If you decide to break out of the Low Mood Cycle with some vague and worthy goal – like “Today I will no longer be sad! I will write a novel and run five miles!” then that’s probably not going to happen, and then you’ll be more sad. If you are a person whose resting energy levels are quite low, then don’t say “I will cheer myself up by CLEANING THE WHOLE HOUSE FOREVER.” It just trips a switch back into feeling bad."
Hello friends! It's Elodie Under Glass here with a guest post on Low Moods. I particularly want to thank Quisty, Kellis Amberlee and TheOtherAlice  for their kindly help in reading and editing this...
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Turns out they have a basis in reality.

And the basis has literally been around for longer than either humans or rabbits have been....
Having grown up in the ’90s in the suburbs of San Francisco, my first encounter with the wily jackalope was not in the wild. It was on the show America’s Funniest People, in which a recurring skit starred a hilariously unrealistic rabbit puppet with the horns of an antelope and the habits of a sociopath. Fantastically Wrong…
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poor bunnies! +Alissa Leavitt-Reynolds, you may find this interesting (and even important given your line of work!) :)
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The exhaustion you get from shopping for backpacking is part of the training for backpacking, right?
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FYI: the boots usually bought these days break in a lot faster then they used too. As long as they are not full leather, you should have them pretty well broken in after a few days of solid wearing. 
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I think this may be my favorite auto awesome so far.
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Fantastic.
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Have her in circles
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The new office can be summed up as follows: better accommodations, better job opportunity, fewer friends.

TODO(cathyh): make more friends on new team.
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Yeah. I feel ya. And I'm also such a social creature that I never fail to make friends. :)
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Dragon fruit, get in my mouth.
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Morgan has a book that talks about lots of things in pocket metaphors - a sock is a pocket for your toes, a breath is a pocket full of air, you get the idea. I want to write an addendum: a bra is a pocket for a breast. And your phone. And your cash, and your lipstick, and your coat check ticket, and everything else, because women's clothes don't have any goddamn pockets; fuck the patriarchy.
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Yeah, more pockets sounds great. Also, overalls that fit me. Without having to find time/energy to sew or money for custom clothes. But as it is.... would buy this book. 
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Organizing and inventorying things is like meditation but more neurotic.
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I definitely have had times when I was anxious and stressed and used alphabetizing books (or something like that) as a meditation to deal with it.
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It turns out that when I am about to go get ready in the morning, Morgan saying "No no Mommy go 'way!" and encouraging me to come snuggle is my kryptonite.
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If you have well-fed, shiny rats who look like they just want to snuggle and those are your SCARY THING in a visual media format? I will laugh. And ask you to give me some snuggly rats.
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I'm gonna need to borrow or buy a few things for my backpacking trip later in July. Does anyone local have the following backpacking gear that they'd be willing to lend to me?

- Pack (I think +Liz Brown  may have me covered)
- Sleeping pad 
- Ground cloth for a sleeping bag
- Trekking poles
- Pack cover
- Binoculars
- Compass
- Digital camera w/extra battery
- Gaiters
- Backpacking pillow 

ETA: I'm also going to need some silk and/or fleece layers to wear, which I'm planning to buy, but on the off chance someone has them in my size and wants to lend them, I'll put that out there.
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Awesome! Can I come raid your stuff maybe over the 4th of July weekend?
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The girl in pearls and hiking boots.
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I'm a nerd, programmer, rock climber, road biker, needlepointer, gardener, internet resident, fat acceptance advocate, and generally opinionated person.
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