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  • Well, I used to be like that quite often, but I learned to cope by narrowing my perceptions.
    By which I mean, no more nightly news or newspapers.
    They are filled with nothing but sensationalist crap, and served me no purpose at all...
    Try weaning yourself from all the garbage going on around you, it could help.
    • I've never paid any attention to the news. I do my best to avoid it.

      I'm talking about little, everyday things, like books at a bookstore or the steering wheel of my car. It's very strange, and I don't remember feeling like this a month ago.


      You are what you think.
      • Hmm, when's the last time you went on a vacation?

        I don't think I've ever heard of someone getting angry at the steering wheel of their car. Might be time for some rest, or a change of pace.
        •'s a little bit broke. :(

          Anyway, vacation-wise...I haven't, really. I've been trying to throw everything I've got in terms of spare time at my current coding issues.

          Do you think a couple hours of downtime will help?


          You are what you think.
          • Downtime? Positively! You've got to take care of your mental and physical health.
            All that happens when you push and push yourself with no rest is burn-out, sooner or later. The older you get, the easier it is to burn-out on a specific task.
            I code for long stretches, often, but I always take some time to walk the dogs, play my guitar, relax.
            You deserve it, and no one is going to take care of you but yourself.
            Also, how good is your coding going to be if you are worn-out, and angry, and tired? Got to g
            • :( It's been pretty bad.

              I don't know...I've spent an awful lot of time staring at paper, staring at screens, etc., trying desperately to finish this blob.

              I guess I need a little _Halo_. :D


              You are what you think.
              • by jdavidboyd (3251) on 2003.06.24 8:23 (#21362) Journal
                Well, you know, the worst case extreme, if you don't take care of your health (mental and physical) you could wind up with a little _Halo_.
                Anyway, only you know your limitations, but don't push it too far unless you decide that it is really worth it to you.
                Stop and smell the roses!
                Don't forget, that supressing anger and tension for too long can make you physically ill.
                Ah man, I just looked at your resume... Bangor Maine?
                You probably just need some fresh air and sunshine.
                Come down to Florida on a vacation.
                • I have more fresh air and sunshine than I can handle right now. Summer's a cast iron bitch in Maine, blazing heat and various forms of live flying hypodermic needles.

                  The best thing about Maine in the summer is the ocean, and the best thing about Maine in the winter is that it's not year round. I don't like this place. :\


                  You are what you think.