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i want to do a taoist inspired challenge, something centered around mindfulness and the middle way.  i've found taoist philosophy inspiring for years, and with everything going on in my life,  i desperately need to find my center. there's a book i read that contained the phrase "return to trueness" and that's exactly the vibe i'm going for with this challenge. taking time to check in, to be my authentic self.  

 

my adhd has been out of control hard to deal with, returning to the present moment and being mindful of distractions (both helpful and not) is a good way to help manage my stress and anxiety. i've been reading some articles about adhd management so i'd like to try and incorporate a tip a week. but ultimately this challenge is about staying present and listening to my mind and body. 

 

1.  mindful reading: read a page of the tao te ching every day

2.  mindful reflection: daily to do list

3. mindful breathing: daily meditation

4. mindful body: continue with the doctor follow ups, trying to figure out the cause of my exhaustion and headaches

 

LETS GOOOOOOOO!!!!

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This is relevant to my interests. Periodically I try to figure out how to "do without doing" as a way to bypass some of the ADHD, but it's a heck of a thing to figure out.

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Following mindfully! 

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i gotta get myself in gear tomorrow and call my psychiatrist to see if i can get a same day video appointment, i've been having passive suicidal thoughts again so uh.....mental health is my focus rn

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level 21 magic cat druid, doodlie for life

sucking at something is the first step to being sort of good at something

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9 hours ago, spooky said:

i gotta get myself in gear tomorrow and call my psychiatrist to see if i can get a same day video appointment, i've been having passive suicidal thoughts again so uh.....mental health is my focus rn

Hugs spook. Hopefully you get that appointment soon. Forgive me if you already know this, but the subject is serious enough I prefer to run the risk of telling you something you already know than to not say anything. If it gets real bad, walk into any ER and tell them you've been having suicidal ideation and are scared. There is no wiggle room in that situation for hospital staff, it HAS to be taken seriously. I understand preferring not to go through an Emergency Room, but in an emergency there's a reason it's in the name.

 

Hugs again.

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I'm sorry to hear that spooky.  I'm glad you recognized it and are reaching out.   Sending hugs!

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Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

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Hey Spooky!! It's great to see you! Were you able to get that appointment?

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