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aunt bea said
i can barely
remember my name
it's all this confusion
in the world
it's certainly not
like a countdown
i feel the confusion
arising from stones
flung into the air
they might strike
when they fall
into a world…
RIP: Ray Manzarek – 2/12/39 – 5/20/13 May 20, 2013
**TV SPOILERS*** May 19, 2013
THIS WEEK IN BATSHIT CRAZY TELEVISION
Irene Adler is Moriarty (Elementary), the machine gets set free (Person of Interest), Olivia’s dad is head of B613 and she rejects Fitz again (Scandal), the angels fall from heaven (Supernatural) , the impossible girl is explained – kind of (Doctor Who), half of the new shows I like get cancelled and Mad Men goes down a rabbit hole!
What the holy fuck is going on?
These are from a Doctor Who charity special. It has several Doctor regenerations featuring cameos by some great actors. It’s quite amusing.
I have a habit of negative thinking. As I get older and time moves on I think about things I always wanted for my life and how reality fell short due to my own actions or fears or whatever, and due to, just … circumstance aka “shit happens”.
I also have a bad habit of replaying shit over in my head, past situations. You know woulda, shoulda, coulda, etc. and getting all worked up over it. Which is pointless. So pointless. So I’ve been doing something lately to try to change that. You know – the whole “Power of Positive Thinking” thing, yada yada. Since my mind tends to start churning into overdrive the minute my head hits the pillow I’ve been making a conscious effort – no a conscious point (‘cuz point means you actually do it whereas effort means you try but probably don’t) of going over the day and noting the things I’ve done. I call it “self-care”. And it can be something as simple as “I ate a vegetable today” (Hey, for me that’s huge) or I cleared out those emails (I really need to unsubscribe from some newsletters. If I don’t check the email for a few days it’ll be up in the hundreds. Seriously. Freebie sites and contests and “sign up for our page for exclusive access” etc..)
Self care to me is about taking the time to do the things that need to be done, that’ll clear out what needs to be gone through. It may not be hitting the highest priority item but it’s something. and I think it’s a lot better than beating yourself up over NOT doing something. Even if the not doing something is not making a “to do” list that day. So fucking what? You were good to yourself, you survived your day and you didn’t hurt anybody.
Sounds like a pretty good way to look at things. I’ve only been doing it for a few days, but already I’m finding that it seems to take me a shorter time to fall asleep, and I just feel better as I’m drifting off. And that can’t be a bad thing, right?