You know you’re a survivor when no one else around you understands why you’re extremely terrified of being “in trouble”.
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I never know if it’s reassuring or not when I see these things and go “That’s me!”
lets play a game called ‘i feel like i’m bothering you with everything i say so i won’t make any attempts at contact until you message me first’
… this is basically my life sometimes. anxiety sucks.
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Procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything…
Because it is rewarding on the short term, procrastination eventually takes on the form of an addiction to the temporary relief from these deep-rooted fears. Procrastinators get an extremely gratifying “hit” whenever they decide to let themselves off the hook for the rest of the day, only to wake up to a more tightly squeezed day with even less confidence.
Once a pattern of procrastination is established, it can be perpetuated for reasons other than the fear of failure. For example, if you know you have a track record of taking weeks to finally do something that might only take two hours if you weren’t averse to it, you begin to see every non-simple task as a potentially endless struggle. So a modest list of 10-12 medium-complexity to-do’s might represent to you an insurmountable amount of work, so it feels hopeless just to start one little part of one task. This hones a hair-trigger overwhelm response, and life gets really difficult really easily.
http://www.raptitude.com/2011/05/procrastination-is-not-laziness/ (via codenamecesare)
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Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
Quiet (Susan Cain)
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anything else on the internet: *2 weeks after release* hey have you seen the thing?
tumblr: *2 hours after release* we have gifed the thing, vidded the thing, speculated about the thing, named the thing, cried about the thing.<p>dude, two hours? that’s, like, <i>eons</i> in tumblr time. tumblr can gif, vid, speculate about, cry about, and go through all five stages of grief about something in, and i am not exaggerating here, i’ve actually seen this happen, ten minutes.
via When a fandom thing comes out | Angst Reaching Critical Levels.
By conversing with a therapist via the avatar, the volunteers reported reduced levels of distress and higher self-esteem. Three people stopped hearing the hallucinatory voice altogether – including one who had lived with it for 16 years.
via Avatar helps schizophrenics stand up to voices in head – health – 29 May 2013 – New Scientist.