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#286 - 03/14/06 07:20 PM Re: obsessions and distractions
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Dave,

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so why am I still sat at the computer 3 hours later??????
I know I would do a lot more procrastinating if I could only get around to it.

Much love,
Larry

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#287 - 03/14/06 07:23 PM Re: obsessions and distractions
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On a more serious note, let's also remember that some distractions are good for us. We all need diversions and free time to recharge and rest up, and ultimately it's a good thing to MAKE time for the activities we enjoy.

Much love,
Larry

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#288 - 03/14/06 10:34 PM Re: obsessions and distractions
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Some of our distractions are what other people call hobbies!

Best wishes...Rik

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#289 - 03/14/06 11:32 PM Re: obsessions and distractions
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If I'm 'good' then 3 hours here will be time spent at MS and the 4x4 sites that I haunt, so that's ok I suppose, at least it isn't porn and it is my main hobby so I enjoy it.
But I also do this at the expense of other things such as my muddy boots that have been by the back door since I went off roading 2 weeks ago \:o

But that's a guy thing anyway! :rolleyes:

Dave \:D

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#290 - 03/15/06 12:04 AM Re: obsessions and distractions
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Dave,

Muddy boots? Of course that's a guy thing! Doesn't your wife need things to fume about? It's YOUR job to provide them bro. I mean, like the muddy boots, drinking out of the milk carton, leaving the toilet seat up, etc. Come on, man! Even as an administrator emeritus you still need to set a good example. \:\)

Much mud,
Larry

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Nobody living can make me turn back:
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#291 - 03/16/06 02:12 PM Re: obsessions and distractions
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I am always amazed at the relevance of every thread I read. Although I have been in therapy for 18 months, I am just beginning to enter into hell. I have had a slight taste of the filth and rage that has festered inside of me. I have for 42 years used distractions, along with a unique ability (my T's words) to disassociate, to mask my pain.

What is so frustrating to me is that everything can become a distractioon for me. I want to do a good job at work, so I work endless hours. I want to be a good husband, so I read endless books and websites (I am now separated), I want to be a "good" Christian, so I study like Martin Luther, I want to stay in shape, so I run 70 miles per week.

And then I say, let's stop the madness, so I try to sit still. My body twitches almost uncontrolably. I go to bed so that I can get the proper amount of sleep, and my mind is trying to plan the US invasion of China. My mind is running like a car engine that has the transmission in neutral and someone is stepping on the accelerator.

I am trying to minimize outside distractions, but short of major brain surgery, how do you calm the brain?

Danny


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