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Thread started 05/09/19 7:05pm

S2DG

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Do you take care of yourself?

Are you getting enough water and sleep everyday?

What about the food you eat, how's that going? This could use it's own thread...

Then there's the mental health, you looking out there too?

I know there's been some excercise threads, what are you doing to get that heart pumping?

I'm working on these things for myself and have been on a mission to take better care of myself.

Reading, watching videos, actually doing it but I think I need to step up everything.
The mental health area is a little more challenging but I've been meditating and learning about it.

Don't mean to overshare, just curious if the Org is taking care of themselves.





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Reply #1 posted 05/09/19 7:58pm

Dalia11

Yep! I have to cut back on snacks and cakes(my favorite!). I never smoked or drank alcohol.

When I have time, I will start a thread on psychology.


And everyone needs to avoid stress, negative situations, toxic people, family(especially) to be healthy physically, mentally, spiritually, etc.
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Reply #2 posted 05/09/19 8:25pm

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Dalia11 said:

Yep! I have to cut back on snacks and cakes(my favorite!). I never smoked or drank alcohol. When I have time, I will start a thread on psychology. And everyone needs to avoid stress, negative situations, toxic people, family(especially) to be healthy physically, mentally, spiritually, etc.


I've had the sugar monkey for far too long. It's time to go cold turkey again...

Avoiding stress is sometimes not possible but how you react is important.

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Reply #3 posted 05/09/19 8:42pm

Dalia11

Sugar monkey, 😃, I like that. Everything in moderation is good.

True, sometimes stress can't be avoided and people need to cope better/be patient, etc.

I am a Caprcorn with Virgo Rising. I like to avoid negative and stressful situation.

Having creative hobbies is also healthy.
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Reply #4 posted 05/09/19 8:57pm

Dalia11

The water signs(Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) are more prone to stress, depression, mood swings,temper tantrums, etc. Negative people, environment, situations can cause them to become physically ill.

The fire signs(Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)tend to get into arguments with people, do too much and do not get enough rest/sleep/eat healthy daily. That will affect their health.

Libras need peace and tranquility. Otherwise they will develop health issues from stress.

Gemini and Virgos think too much, and do a variety of things to the extreme. They need to stay calm, relax more to stay in good health.
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Reply #5 posted 05/10/19 1:43am

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I did some modelling in my late teens/early 20s and against the advice of pretty much everyone, I used to eat like an absolute pig. But I never put on any weight so I figured what the hell. Of course, it didn't help that at the time I was seriously depressed. My personal life back then was hell and my dream job had turned into a nightmare. But then my daughter was born and everything changed. I started eating right, exercising more and I gave up anything that made me unhappy, whether that be my job, certain "friends" in the music industry or even seeing my mother and older sister, who made me miserable beyond belief.

Now, in my late 20s, I'm much happier. My job was shit but it paid really well so I'm pretty much set for life so when I work now, it's just for something to do rather than something I HAVE to do. That instantly makes it more enjoyable. I got married in January to what I can only describe as the most patient man in the world. He puts up with a lot so I'm very grateful for that. And I thank my daughter for everything I have. I really believe that I'd be dead now if it wasn't for her. And all she wants in return is a little brother. She may be disappointed razz
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Reply #6 posted 05/10/19 5:46am

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Yes, I certainly try to. I'll be 56 in a couple of months and I feel pretty good. I eat right (most of the time) get plenty of sleep because I need it to function properly. I have a very busy, demanding job and I need to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night and 8-9 is even better. I get a little exercise and I take time to meditate, read and enjoy the simple things in life. I do not spend a lot of time on social media, in fact, I don't do FB, Twitter, Snapchat or any of those apps. I have an amazing husband of 30 years and we love our nights out together enjoying a good meal and some wine. We also love to travel and it's important to us to get away from it all once or twice a year as we work very hard the rest of the year.

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Reply #7 posted 05/10/19 8:15am

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EmmaMcG said:

I did some modelling in my late teens/early 20s and against the advice of pretty much everyone, I used to eat like an absolute pig. But I never put on any weight so I figured what the hell. Of course, it didn't help that at the time I was seriously depressed. My personal life back then was hell and my dream job had turned into a nightmare. But then my daughter was born and everything changed. I started eating right, exercising more and I gave up anything that made me unhappy, whether that be my job, certain "friends" in the music industry or even seeing my mother and older sister, who made me miserable beyond belief. Now, in my late 20s, I'm much happier. My job was shit but it paid really well so I'm pretty much set for life so when I work now, it's just for something to do rather than something I HAVE to do. That instantly makes it more enjoyable. I got married in January to what I can only describe as the most patient man in the world. He puts up with a lot so I'm very grateful for that. And I thank my daughter for everything I have. I really believe that I'd be dead now if it wasn't for her. And all she wants in return is a little brother. She may be disappointed razz


Wow, that is an interesting journey and you are so young still, that's great.

Congrats on finding a partner and your little one, she changed your life and will continue to I'm sure.

Noticing how food has an effect on my mood and depression, then excercise and what it does to calm the mind.

Have to enjoy the life journey but I think taking care of yourself can't be ingnored.

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Reply #8 posted 05/10/19 8:20am

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Empress said:

Yes, I certainly try to. I'll be 56 in a couple of months and I feel pretty good. I eat right (most of the time) get plenty of sleep because I need it to function properly. I have a very busy, demanding job and I need to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night and 8-9 is even better. I get a little exercise and I take time to meditate, read and enjoy the simple things in life. I do not spend a lot of time on social media, in fact, I don't do FB, Twitter, Snapchat or any of those apps. I have an amazing husband of 30 years and we love our nights out together enjoying a good meal and some wine. We also love to travel and it's important to us to get away from it all once or twice a year as we work very hard the rest of the year.


It sounds like you have a great handle on things. Travel is therapy of another kind, I think it's really important as just a means to learn about other people. Excercise has helped me quiet those thoughts that don't help me.

The thing about all of this is that it's so personal and individual. I think that's why I started this thread because I was curious how other people are taking care of themselves. It's an on going process and it seems that we know more now than we ever did before, which is awesome.

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Reply #9 posted 05/10/19 9:39am

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S2DG said:

Empress said:

Yes, I certainly try to. I'll be 56 in a couple of months and I feel pretty good. I eat right (most of the time) get plenty of sleep because I need it to function properly. I have a very busy, demanding job and I need to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night and 8-9 is even better. I get a little exercise and I take time to meditate, read and enjoy the simple things in life. I do not spend a lot of time on social media, in fact, I don't do FB, Twitter, Snapchat or any of those apps. I have an amazing husband of 30 years and we love our nights out together enjoying a good meal and some wine. We also love to travel and it's important to us to get away from it all once or twice a year as we work very hard the rest of the year.


It sounds like you have a great handle on things. Travel is therapy of another kind, I think it's really important as just a means to learn about other people. Excercise has helped me quiet those thoughts that don't help me.

The thing about all of this is that it's so personal and individual. I think that's why I started this thread because I was curious how other people are taking care of themselves. It's an on going process and it seems that we know more now than we ever did before, which is awesome.

Great thread. I hope other's will chime in with their stories.

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/19 9:57am

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S2DG said:



EmmaMcG said:


I did some modelling in my late teens/early 20s and against the advice of pretty much everyone, I used to eat like an absolute pig. But I never put on any weight so I figured what the hell. Of course, it didn't help that at the time I was seriously depressed. My personal life back then was hell and my dream job had turned into a nightmare. But then my daughter was born and everything changed. I started eating right, exercising more and I gave up anything that made me unhappy, whether that be my job, certain "friends" in the music industry or even seeing my mother and older sister, who made me miserable beyond belief. Now, in my late 20s, I'm much happier. My job was shit but it paid really well so I'm pretty much set for life so when I work now, it's just for something to do rather than something I HAVE to do. That instantly makes it more enjoyable. I got married in January to what I can only describe as the most patient man in the world. He puts up with a lot so I'm very grateful for that. And I thank my daughter for everything I have. I really believe that I'd be dead now if it wasn't for her. And all she wants in return is a little brother. She may be disappointed razz


Wow, that is an interesting journey and you are so young still, that's great.

Congrats on finding a partner and your little one, she changed your life and will continue to I'm sure.

Noticing how food has an effect on my mood and depression, then excercise and what it does to calm the mind.

Have to enjoy the life journey but I think taking care of yourself can't be ingnored.



No matter how low you may feel, I believe that there's always something that can turn things around. For me, it was my daughter. For my husband, it's running. For some people, it's food. It's different for everyone. The trick is trying to find out what works for you.
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Reply #11 posted 05/10/19 10:40am

Dalia11

Music can heal people and help to relieve stress! I listen to music Every Day.
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Reply #12 posted 05/10/19 10:50am

Dalia11

I also like to listen to talk radio. Dr. Eric Braverman is on the AM radio station in New York. I have to buy some of his many books. He helps people learn about: eating healthy, hormones and age, brain health, how to heal from some illnesses/health issues, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables are naturally healing.
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Reply #13 posted 05/10/19 12:48pm

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Dalia11 said:

Music can heal people and help to relieve stress! I listen to music Every Day.


Agee 100% and have used it my entire life but I'm learning that silence is just as powerful.

Like the powerful silence on this thread... falloff

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/19 12:52pm

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Dalia11 said:

I also like to listen to talk radio. Dr. Eric Braverman is on the AM radio station in New York. I have to buy some of his many books. He helps people learn about: eating healthy, hormones and age, brain health, how to heal from some illnesses/health issues, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables are naturally healing.


Finding someone that you like is important but always double and triple check "facts".

I've been impressed by certain "experts" (including doctors) only to do a little research and find out the claims are weak at best.

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Reply #15 posted 05/10/19 1:10pm

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Usually, but I just ate a mess of Peanut Better M&Ms, trying to work off some anger directed at my attorney.

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/19 1:24pm

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Dalia11 said:

The water signs(Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) are more prone to stress, depression, mood swings,temper tantrums, etc. Negative people, environment, situations can cause them to become physically ill. The fire signs(Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)tend to get into arguments with people, do too much and do not get enough rest/sleep/eat healthy daily. That will affect their health. Libras need peace and tranquility. Otherwise they will develop health issues from stress. Gemini and Virgos think too much, and do a variety of things to the extreme. They need to stay calm, relax more to stay in good health. [Edited 5/9/19 21:04pm]

I know that's right on the Gemini. My mind is so tired of over thinking everything.

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Reply #17 posted 05/10/19 2:26pm

Dalia11

S2DG said:



Dalia11 said:


Music can heal people and help to relieve stress! I listen to music Every Day.


Agee 100% and have used it my entire life but I'm learning that silence is just as powerful.

Like the powerful silence on this thread... falloff




Quite time is important. Especially for those of us who work with /are around a lot of people daily.
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Reply #18 posted 05/10/19 2:40pm

Dalia11

S2DG said:



Dalia11 said:


I also like to listen to talk radio. Dr. Eric Braverman is on the AM radio station in New York. I have to buy some of his many books. He helps people learn about: eating healthy, hormones and age, brain health, how to heal from some illnesses/health issues, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables are naturally healing.


Finding someone that you like is important but always double and triple check "facts".

I've been impressed by certain "experts" (including doctors) only to do a little research and find out the claims are weak at best.



Exactly, it is extremely important to research/double/triple check claims of others. He has many infomative videos on YouTube.

I have been listening to Dr. Braverman for many years on the radio. In my opinion, he is a Genius.
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Reply #19 posted 05/10/19 3:03pm

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Dalia11 said:

S2DG said:


Finding someone that you like is important but always double and triple check "facts".

I've been impressed by certain "experts" (including doctors) only to do a little research and find out the claims are weak at best.

Exactly, it is extremely important to research/double/triple check claims of others. He has many infomative videos on YouTube. I have been listening to Dr. Braverman for many years on the radio. In my opinion, he is a Genius.


Thanks for the heads-up - I can't ever learn enough.

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Reply #20 posted 05/10/19 5:13pm

Dalia11

And as the saying states: "You learn something new everyday"! True that! I took a nuitrion class and an introduction to health class in college. Great classes and great information.

Everyone should increase their knowledge about health, nutrition and psychology. People need to stay healthy mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually.
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Reply #21 posted 05/10/19 11:58pm

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S2DG said:

Are you getting enough water and sleep everyday?

What about the food you eat, how's that going? This could use it's own thread...

Then there's the mental health, you looking out there too?

I know there's been some excercise threads, what are you doing to get that heart pumping?

I'm working on these things for myself and have been on a mission to take better care of myself.

Reading, watching videos, actually doing it but I think I need to step up everything.
The mental health area is a little more challenging but I've been meditating and learning about it.

Don't mean to overshare, just curious if the Org is taking care of themselves.





[Edited 5/10/19 12:52pm]

In Oct 17 I was in a job I hated, working a ridiculous number of hours per week, hardly seeing my family, and I had piled the weight on through stress eating. In hindsight I firmly believe I was heading for some kind of breakdown. I'm not going to say what snapped, but one day something happened and I knew I couldn't carry on, my notice went in that day with no forward plan. When I left I spent 3 months on myself before even looking for another job. I lost weight, got fit and spent time with my family.

Fast forward to now. I don't earn the money I did, but I'm happy. I'm 50 pounds lighter (I'm now a normal weight not overweight) and as fit as I was in my twenties. I value time with my family and try to appreciate the little things. Okay we don't eat out as much and can't afford holidays, but we're a happy unit. No way am I going to compromise that for a job again. Not worth it.

Mental health is a funny thing, and it's becoming more and more common as people get stuck in jobs they hate, but can't afford to leave. Honestly, I think companies need to do much, much more to ensure the mental wellbeing of their staff.

We are all okay, as long as "we" are the ones living on top of the empire of eternal war. - Jaawwnn
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Reply #22 posted 05/11/19 7:08am

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I'm feeling Really Low these days - I haven't been able to concentrate on my work, ie. DO any serious amount of it, in like, a month!! - and that won't do.

I just signed up for a gym 2 days back, even though it cost money, cause I really need some physical exercise, you know, an outlet....?

Anybody got any tips for me to feel better? smile Anything with any psychological insights would be much appreciated smile

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Reply #23 posted 05/11/19 10:40am

Dalia11

Dominator2010, what happened in the past year that would make you feel sad/unmotivated/not interested in your job?

Many people who do not like their jobs/careers. That will definitely cause stress. Working at a job/having a career that a person likes is important.
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Reply #24 posted 05/11/19 5:08pm

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Wow the Org has really changed.

Years ago the subject line would have been interpreted in a completely different way. lol

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

https://nypost.com/2019/0...a-is-long/
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Reply #25 posted 05/11/19 5:18pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

Wow the Org has really changed.

Years ago the subject line would have been interpreted in a completely different way. lol



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I thought about that too but thought I'd take the high road.

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Reply #26 posted 05/11/19 5:34pm

Dalia11

And there should be some positive comments on the Org!
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Reply #27 posted 05/11/19 11:59pm

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Dalia11 said:

Dominator2010, what happened in the past year that would make you feel sad/unmotivated/not interested in your job? Many people who do not like their jobs/careers. That will definitely cause stress. Working at a job/having a career that a person likes is important.


Oh no, I like it alright, I love it to death! But I feel I just can't sit and study any more, in my room, which I do need to do sad I have practically no *human interaction*, almost all my talking to someone is over the internet! sad Hey, maybe the gym will help...? smile

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Reply #28 posted 05/12/19 3:03am

Dalia11

The gym,absolutely! And there are lots of humans. Being around positive people/friends/family is important.
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Reply #29 posted 05/12/19 4:11am

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domainator2010 said:



Dalia11 said:


Dominator2010, what happened in the past year that would make you feel sad/unmotivated/not interested in your job? Many people who do not like their jobs/careers. That will definitely cause stress. Working at a job/having a career that a person likes is important.


Oh no, I like it alright, I love it to death! But I feel I just can't sit and study any more, in my room, which I do need to do sad I have practically no *human interaction*, almost all my talking to someone is over the internet! sad Hey, maybe the gym will help...? smile




I've never been in a gym in my life but my brother used to be similar to yourself. He never really left the house, very shy and had very few friends. He was always on his computer. My ex took him to his MMA gym and over time my brother started coming out of his shell more and more. He got to know the other people there, made a few friends along the way and even though he lives and works in France now, still keeps in touch with a lot of them. And because he's more confident and outgoing now, he's made lots of friends at work too.
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