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pimoore
pimoore

After taking a well needed break I'm back for now. I wish I could say I found some answers, though I'm arranging for some counselling support so I guess that's at least one. I need to culture more happiness for myself in whatever way necessary, and find some positive direction.

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lukemperez
lukemperez

@pimoore glad your back, dude. Truly.

jayeless
jayeless

@pimoore Glad to see you back! Making sure to find space for positivity and joy is so important I think, you're very right about that.

pratik
pratik

@pimoore good to see you back.

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore Hang in there. If you need to vent/dump, feel free. I’ll listen, but probably can’t help. I would suggest a concerted effort at picking up meditation for mental balance and tai chi for physical stress relief will help. The mind can be turned-off/disengaged.

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odd
odd

@pimoore Do what you can to get a spark going, Pete. It’s so easy to slide into a bad track. I think @archimage is on to something with meditation. It has helped me in the past.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@pimoore It's good to see you. Welcome back.

KevinEagan
KevinEagan

@pimoore Welcome back!

Ddanielson
Ddanielson

@pimoore Good to hear from you, Pete.

pimoore
pimoore

@lukemperez @jayeless @pratik @Archimage @odd @crossingthethreshold @KevinEagan Thank you all very much, I’m humbled. ☺️

Definitely agree with the meditation idea, and ironically Tai Chi is something I’ve wanted to take up for a long time. Perhaps the world is subtly telling me to become a Buddhist. One thing I now definitely realize is that I need some more hobbies outside of the tech and digital realm.

Miraz
Miraz

@pimoore Good move! The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos podcast has been very interesting. She examines 'happiness' from a scientific perspective. It might interest you.

pimoore
pimoore

@Miraz What a great share, thanks so much for this! Going to add it to Pocket Casts right now.

Miraz
Miraz

@pimoore 😀 I've listened to it since it began and have found it useful. She offers wonderful perspectives on how happiness works.

tomc
tomc

@pimoore Welcome back. I’ve struggled with happiness but I think you nailed it right here.. One thing I now definitely realize is that I need some more hobbies outside of the tech and digital realm. one of the things that help me is do something with my hands. So I have a fledgling woodshop. Hope you find a way through. @miraz thanks so much for the pod I’m just working my way through 🙂great find.

artkavanagh
artkavanagh

@pimoore Welcome back, Pete. It sounds as if you have a good idea as to what you need. I hope it all goes well for you.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@pimoore Welcome back! You were missed.

rom
rom

@pimoore Nice to see you back, man! :)

gregmoore
gregmoore

@pimoore Glad you’re back. The Micro.blog universe was lesser without your planet in it.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@pimoore 👍🏻

maique
maique

@pimoore Welcome back, sir, and I'm sure you'll find a way to deal with what's going on. I'm glad you're here.

alans
alans

@pimoore Good to see you again, and I’m glad you found some of what you need.

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@pimoore I don't know if it will help you, but I find giving myself permission to be frivolous is really helpful in creating moments of happiness and positivity.

rohdesign
rohdesign

@pimoore Welcome back, Pete - stay positive!

pimoore
pimoore

@Pilchuck @tomc @artkavanagh @bradenslen @rom @gregmoore @jemostrom @maique @alans @KimberlyHirsh @jasonekratz @rohdesign

Truly humbled, thank you all so much. 🙏 So much food for thought in this thread, not just for myself but for anyone struggling who's looking for help and answers. Beyond meditation and Tai Chi, I'm definitely going to immerse myself more into stoicism. In addition I'd like to take up and learn something artistic like drawing, or playing piano. Photography crossed my radar as well, and while there's still a digital component to it I'd be willing to let that slide. 😉

"The Micro.blog universe was lesser without your planet in it."

This gave the biggest smile I've had in at least the last two years. No words. 💙 😊

sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@pimoore it’s good to see you back, I enjoy talking with you.

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore You don’t need to be a Buddhist to take up Tai Chi. Seriously, go for it. It’s relaxing, healthy, and fun.

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore Also, I recommend journaling. Any type. Getting stuff out of your head helps.

pimoore
pimoore

@Archimage I studied Karate in my teenage years (Wa-Do-Ryu), so the thought of doing Tai Chi has appealed to me for a long time. I’ve already done BuJo, but I need to embrace even more analogue journaling and have another break from the digital realm. I’ve lost a semblance of balance in my life and that needs to change.

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore Start small. I don’t reccommend a formal journaling such as BuJo. That’s too much like organizing, micro-tasking, and tracking. Journal thoughts, feelings, plans, accomplishments, and not task lists. You probably have enough to do lists and calendars ;)

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore Get outside. Take walks. Encounter nature, if you can. Sit and stare without thinking and judging. Experience. It’s hard to do but meditation & TaiChi will help get control.

pimoore
pimoore

@sgtstretch Thanks Phil, happy to be back! 👍🏻

pimoore
pimoore

@Archimage Proverbial gold mine my friend, bookmarked and mentally noted. 👍🏻

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore Glad to help. Been there. Now I’ll shut up ;)