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Help! I'm Annoying - ¡Hola Papi!
Having said that, I’ve historically struggled in this department. It used to be the case that when I knew someone was annoyed with me, it was the end of the world. My best guess is that because I suffered abuse as a kid, it rearranged the ecosystem of my emotions: if I displease someone, they might hurt me. If someone doesn’t like me, they might be violent with me.

As a person with a big(ish?) platform, I’ve seen a lot of negative things said about me, and over the years I’ve noticed which part of my brain lights up when I do. It’s the “fight or flight” office. My body stiffens, my heart rate increases, and I either want to run away or overreact with aggression. It’s a horrible feeling, AE. It’s the kind of feeling that should be reserved for, I don’t know, a bear attack or something. It makes me want to vomit.
advice  abuse  via:tressiemcmillancottom  psychology  mentalhealth 
5 days ago by dirtystylus
Being Busy All The Time Is Not A Necessity. – Star Power
It took me a long time to realize that being busy all the time isn’t a requirement for whatever you consider success. If being busy all the time helps you feel successful, then more power to you! If it’s a state that energizes you and makes you feel productive, then by all means work as long and constantly as you can! But having free time isn’t a measure of your laziness, and lack of insane ambition doesn’t mean you love what you do any less. It can mean you’ve found your groove, and your balance. It can mean that you’ve achieved a level of busy you can handle, and feeling pressured to work past that boundary can lead to burnout or resentment for the thing you used to love.
burnout  mentalhealth  productivity  work  workculture 
october 2019 by dirtystylus
Ask Polly: ‘I Will Never Be Who I Want to Be’
Your religion does not understand that mere survival can be wildly taxing.
mentalhealth  workculture  burnout  worklifebalance  women 
january 2019 by dirtystylus
Twitter Lessons From A Writer Who Grew Up Online
Fast-forward to 2016: I am on Twitter for hours and hours and hours every day, so it’s not entirely surprising that I am also lonely and depressed. I am tweeting through it all and I am handsomely rewarded for my social media impulses: My follower count balloons to 10,000 and it just keeps getting bigger. To me, that means I am special and I am doing something right. I’ve successfully capitalized on the internet notoriety I received from my first viral tweet to realize my career ambitions—I am freelance writing for whoever will have me and my Twitter brand is key to my hustle.
twitter  career  mentalhealth  community  politics  by:evepeyser 
october 2018 by dirtystylus

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