Wednesday, May 25, 2011


1.I got a bit sad yesterday after hearing something, and then it occurred to me that every 60 seconds you spend being sad/angry, you loose 60 seconds of happiness that you'll never be able to get back. So basically, stop being sad over people who aren't worth being sad over and who are instead wasting valuable seconds of happiness in your life!

2.Whenever I have a lot of work to do (I.E. NOW), I have a habit of lying on my bed drinking tea, feeling really, really stressed and evidently not doing much about it. As I was doing exactly this on Monday afternoon, lying on my bed thinking about and avoiding all the work I have to do, my mind raced back to a lecture a psychologist have for year 12 at the beginning of the year. When you feel stressed, avoiding what's making you stressed isn't going to make that feeling go away/improve your situation. So in order to feel more relaxed, why don't you actually do that work? No-one can deny the fact that finishing a task comes with an immediate and lasting feeling of satisfaction.
It seems relatively simple, kind of a duurrr/obvious statement, but I just stopped to actually consider what she was saying. How about instead of worrying about all the work I have to do and doing nothing about it, I actually do it? So that Monday night, I made a to-do lost of all the things I have to do/that are making me stressed, and I broke them down into tasks to complete every day, and I am proud to say that I HAVE ACTUALLY STUCK TO IT. It feels sooooo good to tick off a task (almost as good as the first sip of coffee on a cold morning, like today), and I'M ACTUALLY GETTING MY WORK DONNEEEEE!! I MIGHT JUST SURVIVE YEAR 12!! Eternal snaps for me. Actually, eternal snaps for that psychologist.

In the MX this afternoon, I came across an article on a Canadian couple deciding to let their newborn child choose their gender (i.e are raising their baby 'gender neutral') to avoid putting society's limitations on it. They believe that the child has the right to choose it's gender. Am I just post-modernist, or is that a perfectly acceptable/if not great idea? Why not let the kid choose? Ok, maybe I just am too post-modern...

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