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FUCKING MONDAYS, AM I RIGHT?

DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED. THERE ISN’T ENOUGH COFFEE IN THE WORLD TO HELP ME RIGHT NOW. I WAS UP UNTIL 4AM LOOKING AT INTERIOR DESIGN BLOGS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY. I’M NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO PAINT MY APARTMENT.

THE INTERNET IS THE WORST FOR THAT KIND OF THING. ONE TIME I WENT ON WIKIPEDIA TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE DRUMMER FROM DEF LEPPARD’S NAME AND I ACCIDENTALLY GOT A DEGREE IN NEUROBIOLOGY.

TELL ME ABOUT IT. I WAS TRYING TO DOWNLOAD SEABISCUIT AND NOW I’M AN ORDAINED MINISTER.

Distraction as diversion

I’m reading “The Brain That Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge. Apparently what I call “distraction” during a time when I’m feeling anxious can not only temporarily relieve the anxiety, but actually loosen the link between brain areas that cause the mind to be “stuck” in OCD, and create new neural pathways that are better.

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