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I get the impression that the general level of wellbeing on DiS isn't very high. Genuinely hope you're all ok x
I'm pretty great you know, for a January anyway.
Hope everyone else is too.
but I want everyone to be happy, even tories.
it puts things in perspective
I just watched The Muppets though and it's pretty impossible to feel shitty after that.
not even blow job related, before you ask.
I JUST WANT TO STOP COUGHING. I think i can taste blood (but not see it, so thats good). On the bright side, stomach muscles are getting a little workout.
Get well soon
I think generally everyone on DiS is dealing quite well with the cuts and the current political and economic drudgery.
october to december last year were kinda horrible in most ways, it's amazing how fast everything has turned around.
was so low in December. Really needed a re-assessment/renewal of a lot of things in my life. Feel a lot more focused and in control now.
right where my appendix came out.
I'm watching that exercise horizon thing and feeling really rubbish about never doing any exercise. It might push me to finally go and get tested for asthma though.
you're still young Tills. Do exercise in a way that you enjoy it and when you're ready to do that. have you done yoga?
because if I am really unfit, rather than suffering form undiagnosed asthma, it'll help me build strength and stuff that will make cardio exercise easier if/when i want to come to it. But all of the classes around here are on saturdays when i'm at work.
are you near any universities/colleges/other groups? hmmm
buying yoga instruction is quite cheap actually. can get about £25 p/h to teach a class of 20+ so works out very cheap per person.
that will mean you succeed x
just did my usual 45 minute run in 30 minutes so I could get back in time for this Richard Dawson radio show on basic.fm and he is playing some insanely great raga thing
i'm alright thanks, hope you are too.
it is to never, ever think about whether you are ok.........or do a degree and/or masters in psychology.
is it just me or are those things like
'keep on truckin'
'have one fun thing coming up and another on the horizon at all times'
actually good bits of advice?
bit inane though yes. '
but it's just the common-sensical way of asking how someone is and of generating some sort of understanding of our basic interdependency.
nobody's 'yes i'm ok' or 'i'm not okkkkkkkkkkkk' is really that relevant
does anyone want to talk about the French Revolution
I've had enough of the philosophy ones. In those ones Melvyn gets confused and breathes into the mic heavily and it sounds terrible in headphones.
yeah, I never bother with the ones that aren't about history.
quite tempted by the one about THE CULT OF MITHRAS though. Sounds like a metalcore band.
emotionally i mean
I think you have a lot of compassion to share with others in whatever you choose to do x
didn't bother with uni today and i dunno why
and that you're feeling challenged in the right ways.
sorry if you're not asking for people to speculate/offer advice x
someone recognised me tonight from facebook. bit weird.
Hope you get to do what you really want to do Jordan x
trying to stop myself from getting in the cycle that led to me being diagnosed with depression last year.
good luck x
Unfortunately the lack of being able to sleep doesn't much help.
Hope you are ok. x
know that feel bro
knowing that you have a problem is definitely a massive help. i guess it affects people in different ways, but i find that just making sure i stick to a basic routine and get out of the house everyday helps to head off the worst of it. otherwise i'd just end up wallowing in bed all the time.
that was me last year for a few months. did nothing but drag myself out of bed for work and back and then would just lay on the sofa too exhausted and lethargic to do anything, but couldn't sleep either.
untrue I really hope you start believing that you truly deserve all that you want from life.
after being off for a week. Haven't had any contact with my faculty, and missed a presentation I was supposed to give. The good news is that I don't think they're allowed to shout at me. It's a really long day too (classes 10 - 5 with one break). I guess I'll take them one at a time, and leave at lunchtime if I feel I've had enough.
Saying all that, I'll probably wake up tomorrow and just want to die again, and then get thrown out of uni for good.
university isn't in any way important.
so if I get thrown out I'm fucked.
And she's discovering mindfulness in a big way. I'm too much of a cynical bastard to latch on straightaway, but a lot of what she's telling me seems to be very positive. I recommend people look at videos from Matthieu Ricard on youtube, he may leave you feeling good for a little bit :)
I think elements of the impression you give from your posts are in some ways similar to my experiences of university. Sorry if i'm overstepping a bit.
I think taking the classes one at a time is a really good idea, knowing you can leave if it's not working.
I hope you have confidence in your ability. From other things that you've posted, I've gathered you're an extremely able student and I think it would be a huge shame if you couldn't progress with your education because the structure of your degree is inaccessible to you. Hope you can stay strong, ask for the necessary adjustments when you need them and continue to study something you love (from what I can see). If you're behind with work, think about catching up over the next month or so (hope your tutors are helpful) and don't worry about the imminent piling up of work. Feeling like this is very common and you CAN finish your degree x
Best thing to read just before leaving the door. You're amazing x
cos it isnt wet outside like last week. Feet were sodden all the time last week
but it's alright cos i'm not a nice person so karma or something? went to see someone about having panic attacks and being a right bellend about that though last week so by the time i'm about 80 i'll probably have stopped being mental altogether at this rate. which is class cos i'll be able to enjoy my pension and the robot maid to cart me about and that's all i want really.
i think you'll overcome doing yourself down like this and thenbegin to let yourself flourish in more ways than just being a lovely hilarious internet babe archetype x
-singular tear rolls down cheek-
but I'm okay now. kind of, when I'm not getting chest pains and stress migraines in work, but even managing to fight back against that with controlled breathing.
take up yoga.
yoga is a good shout. might go to a group full of beginner nanas though cos i have the flexibility and physique of a large boulder
trying some pill thing that apparently helps prevent it and even make hair grow back.
otherwise I'll have to quit my job and permanently wear a hat.
think about the positives
too big. only looks passable with hair.
also loads of psychological baggage from school and bullying and stuff. if I lost more hair, it'd ruin me.
WHEY WHEEEY WHEEEEYYYYY
DaddyorChips ^this'd this.
There's some guy who works in the NQ who looks like you with a skinhead.
A good tactic to nobody noticing you're going a little bit bald is to be loads taller than people, works a treat for me.
I got bullied at school for how I looked. Literally beaten up by a group of kids every day, badly. It wasn't very good, and when I got out of my home town I had crippling anxieties to the point of never even really leaving my room. In second year I started to be happier and got some confidence, and then in third year my hair started to thin out. It was just gutting, and set me waaaaay back.
In truth at 28 I've only just gotten used to the idea. But that was only after massive amounts of friends walking on eggshells and me gradually finding out that hot chicks still like a shaved head if they like you for you.
I was like you going 'oh I can't lose my hair my head is a bad shape and I have big ears etc etc'. But your own confidence and happiness is what makes you attractive, not how much hair you have! Although I would say that ahaha.
Don't worry, basically. X
personality is everything no worries about hair lads
Hope everyone feels sexy today x
but reading that thread about them on here I didn't like the idea of all the side effects of those pills. I'm now just paying more for haircuts now because they do a better job of making it look okay as it slowly goes backwards. Plus my entire head smells of fruit for about two days after and I get to have my hair cut by a massive bloke with bright red hair who wears a mumu.
you've got a nice size and shape, headwise. you'll do fine, mmm.
internet photos can be made to look like anything can't they really. Not that I was doing any head angling or owt im just saying.
you could live without a full head o'hair pal but i'm sure you know that really.
god get a room
YOU in ten years, when you're not as cute as you are now, regretting that you ever worried about this distant possibility that's not even that bad.
I can't look at recent photos of myself then when I look back at one from months ago, it's less of me so it's not quite so hideous and I'm comfortable with it. What I think I want to achieve more than anything else at all right now, is the proper enjoyment of my young-ish body, without the self-disgust. I'm not always going to be able to climb mountains and look really sexy naked. Difficult to remember that though.
Basically, the confidence you're losing from worrying about this is a much bigger factor in your attractiveness. Take it easy x
I was getting nostalgic and feeling old when I was only fifteen, and at a point the fantasies about waking up aged eight gave way to the thought 'what if I just reawoke *now*?'.
I had been feeling happier in my skin than I had in years. grasping my youth, trying to live. and of course worry even contributes to making me look weary.
the problem is that it's deeply rooted in, like, hundreds of hours (I figure it's cumulatively over a thousand) of physical and psychological bullying followed by years of isolation.
I've managed to make a lot of progress from how I used to look/feel. but how I fare on any given day is entirely dependent on looking in the mirror when I wake, and if I'm not okay with my hair, all that progress is gone in an instant.
it sounds ridiculous but it undermines everything. as it is, I can barely manage to make it look alright and only with loads of product, and if I can't anymore, then if I leave the house at all, I won't be able to function like a normal person. I'll just be grinding through unbridled mental torment multiplied by every pair of eyes in the vicinity, just to get money to survive. and that'll be it, for my whole life.
I thought I was on the cusp of being alright, being able to have a normal social life and everything, being able to express my true self, let my guard down and that.
sorry tl;dr. thanks, though. x
he pulls about twice as much as before and earns about 50k
I wish I could go back in time and tell myself I was hot!
I'll probably think this in 5 years from now so I might as well start thinking I'm hot now.
Are your parents good looking? My mum is lovely looking for her age, slim and still a great figure. Being old isn't a bad thing.
But sometimes I think not.
who can tell
I think I should spend less time on the internet
realistically, that's the least of my problems
so here I am,
on the internet
has either not been done or done in a completely half-hearted way, which doesn't benefit me at all
I should spend less time fucking around and actually do it, but I largely lack motivation I guess, because I can't be bothered. using the internet is a most likely a product of this lack of drive rather than the cause, and I'm sure I'd find other ways to waste time without it. plus, like mugx3 says, sitting around and moaning is far easier than actually doing anything
on your mood, how you're coping with work and personal life, what your energy levels are and how often you feel relaxed x
bit of a rut in the job, and I'm struggling to deal with long distance relationship schtick, but life isn't bad tbh
maybe do something a bit unexpected to make it a bit exciting for you/long distance relationship other person x
Tomorrow is the last day of my month of not drinking and i'm happy i've managed to stick to it. On the flipside, today i did something to my back and it well hurts and i can't get comfortable. One of the drawbacks of being 6'5!
DD, i think you are fabulous. Much love to you and anyone else who might need it tonight xxx
Can we have a show of hands (thises) who is not drinking in January?
I work in a pub though, so its not been easy. Its a bit worrying to see how much money i've saved though.
Definitely not OK. Danced like a madman with a few of my friends but felt horribly alone and alienated whenever I wasn't with them. Tried to talk to a cute girl at the end of the night and she treated me like I had the plague. Depressingly regular occurrence.
And for making everyone feel at least a little bit better than they would be otherwise :)
Sleepy time now
Watch videos of Mattheiu Ricard on youtube. He'll leave you feeling at least a bit better than before you started watching the video. Mindfulness and all that x
Just feel like people on here aren't getting the most from life and I really wish you all love and wellness.
Good work, DD.
how are YOU?
Tough to complain really.
Own Worst Enemy Syndrome.
even the saddest of souls.
Got toothache though, going to the dentist today. Started a thread about it the other day and it got 1 reply, thanks fuckers...
but the sun is out -
so yaeh, i'm ok really
anyone feeling a bit blue check these out
It might be all the caffeine I've had but I don't think so, I just feel really positive today. I'd just like to add that every single Mcr based DiSer (can't really speak for everyone else, but in my limited experience DiS is an attrative place) is really hot, like really really. All such beautiful people. It doesn't even make sense, you'd think these indie nerds who fucking love the internet would be pasty faced uggers, but no.
then got a killer cold and felt like shit for a couple of days and now I'm out the other side and the sun's out and I had a nice tea last night and I might go and get a Twix from the machine and YEAH
I am happy that you are happy.
I was including you in the beautiful DiSers club but NO LONGER
I meant when did you leave on Friday?
You're back in the club.
Dunno, like half 9 or something? I was off the beer coz I was on antibiotics and Kel had been up since early o'clock and neither of us had eaten so we decided to get off. Did you come in the end then? It was fucking brilliant wasn't it?
I just felt mean that I'd implied you weren't really hot and felt a bit guilty so tried to weasel my way out of it.
I was in Madrid from Fri-Mon.
and I'm worried about th fate of all of my friends who work for the council and some who have a baby due and thanks to the school that the husband works in becoming an academy he (and other) back office staff may be let go at the end of the school year.
essentially the tories and the king of cuts councillor nick forbes are about to wreck the lives of half of my friends and people that i know
On a micro level though, hmm... I need a more satisfying job and to go travelling. Who wants to go to Iceland and then Yemen?
Got 'attacked' by a crazy guy last night. Was a fairly quiet but not empty street, and I realised the guy sat at the busstop ahead of me was clearly having some kind of moment - stamping his feet, shouting, slamming his fists on the walls. I thought for a second about crossing over when he noticed me and stormed out of the bus stop shouting something like 'I'll fucking do you to!' and I sort of leapt sideways into the road and he barreled past me and charged across the street and up a side road. Some guy walking the other way gave me a 'what the fuck was that about?' look. It all happened really quick, but it shook me up. I didn't call the police or anything but I'm sort of wondering if I should have - god knows what he went off and did.
scary stuff. I probably wouldn't have called the police either though.
of a normal person.
Definite self-pity / delusional tendencies though.
I haven't had a tommy tank all month either.
I do however have a beautiful girlfriend and frequent sex - does my achievement still count?
every month is potential no fap month. might try no fap febuary too
other than that - peachy
YAY FOR EVERYTHING*
*This can change on a penny