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How do you deal with boredom and procrastination? I saw there were 4 main reasons people procrastinate. Low self confidence or ability, low value in task or task being boring, too many distractions, bad time management. Useful info but what now?


Observe the negative feeling you get when you want to start working. It's uncomfortable so you try to distract yourself with something else and avoid it. The key to dealing with procrastination is to extract the meaning from this feeling so that you are able to reduce it. When nothing else works, you can brute-force it by pushing yourself through the discomfort, but this usually makes you miserable and produces subpar work.

Common example:
You have a task in front of you. When you think about working you get a pang of anxiety so you open up reddit to distract yourself. Instead of doing that, observe the feeling and what it's about. Hmmm, I see, I am overwhelmed by the task, it seems like its just too much, I don't know where to start. Usual way to deal with this is to off-load information on paper, a mind map, break it down into chunks until they become manageable and less anxiety inducing. You're writing an essay, it's made up of an introduction, main arguments and then conclusion. An argument is made out of several paragraphs etc.

Other times, problem is more with you than the task. You are faced with a naturally difficult problem, perhaps you don't have the skill to deal with it yet, but you have tied your self-worth to the outcome of the task. I am a worthless loser if I can't do this. Or, I will lose my job if I can't do this etc. This one is tricky because it's on two fronts: problem is difficult and my failure to deal with it is emotionally distressing. So maybe you can re-conceptualize what it means to you, also what affordances are available to you. Can I ask for help or will that make me hate myself even more?

I don't know. The basic gist is that you procrastinate because the work makes you feel uncomfortable for any number of reasons. Just observe the feeling and it will reveal what is causing it. Some of them are natural i.e. a problem is cognitively difficult so it will obviously be mentally straining, but it also could be emotionally distressing to you personally because it makes you feel inferior or guilty/ashamed (if you're thinking about robbing an old lady on the street but find yourself procrastinating on it).


what does it feel like when you think about the work
feel kinda dull and painful?
you should stay with this feeling
bathe in it
have fun with it
fantasize about work
re-imagine it
look at the dull sensation
hug it and hold its hand


Your reward system is fucked up, don't do anything that gives you dopamine (playing, daydreaming, listening to music, whatever) for 2 weeks so your reward system can reajust itself to find boring task engaging.

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How many total Wizards you think frequent this site regularly? I would like to organize a meetup of some kind if we have enough.
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I'm not attending after what happened last time with Negan and Andrew


Did those two engaged in wizardly sex?


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Theres probably not even 50 unique posters per week


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one wizard drew a pentagram.
things went sour pretty fast

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How are your teeth holding up? I have 5 badly damaged teeth, luckily they are all in the back, but its getting harder to find places in my mouth to chew with. If only dental work didn't cost so much.
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Okay I guess, got a couple crowns now. Taking better care now.

Really though you'll just have to bite the bullet at some point, preferably soon. Dental problems will only get worse and can lead to abscesses and more serious infections.


Yeah phosphorus, calcium and magnesium are very important for teeth. And know that nearly all nuts, whole grains and legumes contain high amounts of phytates which greatly reduce absorption of said minerals. This is why vegans are often unhealthy with shitty teeth. But if you ferment and/or sprout it will eliminate most phytates. The best is with wheat and rye sourdough bread, which eliminates like 80-90%, and with sprouting it will get the rest and increase other nutrients.


Good information. I'm halfway through getting $3500 of fillings done. I left it 12 years and thought I'd need to get them pulled out but luckily only required fillings. Even the cavities under the gums.

I eat terrible and rarely sleep due to porn addiction.


They're reasonably fucked due to neglect


I'm nearly 30 now and have a few cavities and no dental insurance or money. It doesn't help that I can't stop grinding the shit out of them and now have noticeable wear.

Fuck my life. By 40 I'm probably going to look like Quentin Tarantino.

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Anyone used caffeine pills long term?
Any real noticeable increase in focus, productivity at work/study?
Adderall is too strong for me, it does work but I teak a lot and sometimes it has the reverse effect, (tweak too much and get no work done), I tried lower doses but long term seems overkill.
Coffee is great, but drinking it a lot during the day have other problems, just like cigarettes.
Anyone here used caffeine pills or nicotine patches for 4 months or more?

When I arrive from work I usually relax and then study or work on a side hustle for a few hours at night, but I need that extra boost, drinking also doesn't help (makes me too comfortable and sleepy).
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I've been interested in using nicotine lately, anything else to say about it?
Yes. I think it's great, but a lot of the times at work it's not very practical for me, all the bullshit of not smoking in closed spaces and whatnot. Cigarettes are much better then nicotine patches, much better, but short term you can perceive the affects of nicotine patches, long term it wears out. I did pipes in the past, but for me it was too much work. I'm thinking of vaping as opposed to patches, but the liquids are expensive were I'm at.
How do you take it with coffee? Do you open the capsule and mix or swallow the capsule with coffee?


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I drink these


hi. i've been using nrts (patches, gums and mouth spray) for 4 years - got a bad cold and decided to quit smoking. i've read about nootropics and nrts and what it basically said nrts can improve your short term memory and muscle memory. my experience so far: patches - they seem to rash the skin if kept more than 12 hours, you get really vivid dreams and somewhat make you feel bloated, other than that it does nothing; gums - you need to unlearn chewing, as in you chew for 1 minute, then "park" the gum for 1 minute and so on for 15 minutes, it's interesting if you practice mindfulness, the buzz is not that great, plus the gum itself tastes chemicaly sweet then bitter bc of the nicotine inside, also be prepared to pass gas a lot; mouth spray - oh boy, this will make you addicted, it's like this - want to feel sedated? take 2 puffs under your tongue and keep it for like 10 minutes, want to focus? take 1 puff under your tongue and keep it for like 5 minutes every 30 minutes, but the trick is not to take more than 2 mg an hour, it can poison you and the effects are, racing hearthbeat, shaking, vomiting, loss of balance, sharp headaches, blurred vision - more like a bad anxiety. For more focus you could take Himalaya Mentat Tablets, 2 a day, but you'll feel the effects after a month or so. Overall, I don't recomend nrts as nootropics. But then nicotine, caffeine and alcohol are shit drugs anyway.


Those taste like absolute shit.


I'm a slave to nicotine and it is a harsh master. I don't know whether it is because I have both OCD and ADHD, but whenever I'm back to smoking everyday, my thoughts become sticky, and anxiety feels like sharp pain. It has positives: i'm more confident in social situations, have more focus and energy to do something.
Have been smoking for two years. I'd suggest staying away from it if you can. At some point you are going to be tired of it and you'll decide to quit, quitting it is a motherfucking hell of a time. For two weeks now since i stopped smoking I've been feeling like I have half a brain. Tiredness, lack of attention, insane desire to consume food. It is unpleasant.
still, if you want it, go for vape rather than traditional smokes. Vape is smoother in it's effect on you, has a variety of tastes and you won't reek of tobacco all day long.

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i proudly wet my bed and only change the covers once a week, live free or die.
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I don't wet my bed. However, today my piss jug was so full that piss spilled on the floor in my room. Then I used my white tee and hands to absorb it. Should've done it without rushing to the toilet. Upon returning I've noticed small drops on the carpet in the living room. They were rubbed by my father as I heard. Maybe he thought the cat did it. The tee stinks and it's the second time this happened.


On purpose or while asleep?
I did it involuntarily/while asleep to an embarrassing age, but it eventually stopped.


a roach crawled on my bed and i had to change covers.


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that roach wanted to be your friend,poor roach chan


RElateable. I've knocked over old jars of piss and they make things smell for months.


i wish there would be a website to filter youtube results to avoid watching the same topics and partner channels over and over again.

where are all the videos with less than 5,000 views?
youtube always shows me the ones with more than 50k views

there are many people and artists uploading their content on youtube, but their channels are never shown, I wish I could reach them and watch different things instead of being "bombarded" with pop culture and shitty trendings.

Is there a way to avoid the algorithm to watch videos with less than 5,000 views? any website? does anyone know? i mean, this website is the largest library of audiovisual content on the internet


>Be Aragorn
>Be the king of men by birthright
>Fight the Nazgul and scare them off
>Wander into some haunted mountains
>Come back with an army of invincible ghosts
>Use said army to defeat Sauron's forces
>Taunt Sauron just because
>Walk up to his front door and demand that he give up

Why was Aragorn such a fucking chad?


To /b/ you go

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I just want to plant trees,seeds,use fruit feels to repopulate forests and create terrariums. I dont want human praise or publicity,just ton help Gaia.
But Statists wont let me just go into the forest and die in peace
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I agree with you. I also hate everything about nature probably because I’m an unnatural mutant and affront to everything nature represent. I just cannot understand how a schizoid, celibate and an adult virgin man could love nature. We’re against the laws of nature.


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It's good because there's no people, and I don't have my eyes and ears assaulted. Over the last few weeks there were lots of wild blackberries around here which I made into jam, although you can't beat birbs and squirrels when they want a berry


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Have you considered that you can be indoors and also have no people around?


I need about a 2 mile radius to be comfy inside or outside, which I had in the past but not atm


true, i watched some nature vids several weeks ago to relax and it made me angry lol truly fuck this world

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What lies on the road ahead? Should I travel?
I bought myself a bottle of Brandy.
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I didn't feel any different when I turned into a wizard, but this year when I turned 33 it really hit me for some reason. Maybe I'm just slow.


How did you feel? What was different?


I just had this realization that my parents will die some day and I can't be a NEET forever.


>What lies on the road ahead?
Death and despair.
>Should I travel?
You don't have a choice.


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What do you guys think of Liminal spaces? I think they're comfy

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This thread had more posts. Wait are the mods deleting posts of anons who think liminal spaces are lame?


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It's not a zoomer thing, it's another thing they want to claim and pretend it's new. (And be frightened of).

>Constant sensory input since day 1 to a higher degree than we had as children.
Imagine if they released Stalker today. I was watching The Matrix and I realised that even *that* would be too slow for Gen Z retards.

I wonder if Gen Z would be frightened of multiplayer maps of 90s and early 00s shooters. Fucking Goldeneye 64 had plenty of maps that were barren. Would playing Goldeneye (a game they claim to love despite ageing like milk so they never would have been able to understand it's appeal) frighten them?

>forced meme
We're in the era of forced memes becoming successful, it's not that surprising.


>pretend it's new
it is new though, its only 3 years old at best


Have you just come in being in the last three years?


>hurr hurr huh??? the entire wizworld dont revolve around my sad hentai tastes??? c-censorship…!!!1

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