Friday, April 23, 2010

When depressed do useful things

There are many things that are useful in their results but are on fun or worse.

When we are depressed and have no fun enjoying, we may take the opportunity to do useful things for tomorrow.

This way we catch two birds at once, we find a time for these utilitarian annoying activities + do something while depressed instead of ruminating.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Crooked filtering. enjoy everything. do not take pain in anything

The most stupid attitude I ever saw is not enjoying something because of "a reason"

Fun is almost always good. And thinking before enjoying something is absurd nonsense. (whether it is enjoying low quality music not so delicate jokes like the ones I am distributing, etc.).

Lookingn for better stuff, is another thing altogether. Yet denying pleasure is never a good idea.

The lack of filtering also related to the way we enjoy. SOmetimes we enjoy stuff in kinds of feeling we are not used to, or that are somehow categorized in mind and not great or not appropriate. Yet, I can never see these as reason to avoid experiencing fun.

The idea of filtering is to accept anything that feels good without any standard or gateway.

Opposite for negative feelings. I prefer never to feel bad. Therefore, if not feeling bad following a lose or a mistake, do not question it. Do not mend it!!

Richard Feynman, after his beloved died came to work and said "Arlene died, what's up with the project?"
If you have the slightest thought when hearing this story, check what is wrong with you.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

occasional exercise vs. continous states

Life quality is a result of two kinds of activities/involvements with it.

First is the once-off actions, some dedicated exercise or whatever action that is not continous. Here it is easier to be deliberate, controlled etc. And it is usually good to be optimal in these + rational etc.

Continouos moving around is another thing altogether. It has a huge effect, but continouos managemnet is problematic. Yet we cannot avoid the fact that the continouos going on is crucial as well. But it is quite tricky to handle ti wothout getting too much "managed"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Natural/evolutionary psychology?

Reading recently (and getting excited) about evolutionary health. i.e. we are wired to a natural way to living. rather than planning ever5yhting and protecting ourselves etc. etc. (see website of paleo diet and otehrs)

WIll this work for mental/psychological?

Trying to think and figure out, and have no idea.
On the negative it may mean to delte much of psycholigcal slef talk and "sophisticaiton". On the positive?

No idea. Tell me if you have an idea

High intensity mental training>?

research shows that high intensity phisiological training is as effective as long endurance training. Albeit tking 10-25% of time.

Can mental training work same?

short term high intensity self regulation exercises?
short term high intensity meditation etc.?

Much more practical. I hold that part of hte reason most ppl do not do these is because the cost involved. Cheaper methods may lead to much more ppl practiciing these.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I am no longer annoyed by ........

Getting used to things may mean forming a better relatiotship with those. But it may mean muting one's sensitivity and emotions. The dead does not feel pain, so does the emotionally muted. (Nevertheless, it can be a useful strategy when no better option is there).

In the same venue I am not sure about what research found that the older are happier. It is higher satisfaciton with life. Meanig the person things better on his life. But are they indeed happier? or they just got used to a less good life? (Remember the research that as people grow they move form taking control on life, to inside control i.e. getting used to what there is, and conrolling the psych etc.)