Advice on managing extended periods away from the World

Here’s a few tips for people who are currently self-isolating:

  1. Hold fast to whatever is waiting for you on the other side. It doesn’t matter it feels foolish, or whether there is certainty of it happening exactly as you plan in the end. Hope can deliver us from the darkest of days.
  2. Be goofy AF. Crack jokes. Be odd. Let your mind wander when it needs to. You need to let that pent up energy out often. Channel it into whatever creative nonsense you can think of.
  3. Food is fuel. Eat what you need, but ration the good stuff. You’ll need the good rewarding pick-me-ups spaced out in time.
  4. Make a time-keeping record / log. Put all your thoughts, poems, songs, rants, etc in it. Bonus if you can collaborate on it with others.
  5. Share your thoughts with others and commiserate often. We are all in the suck, and it doesn’t matter how much worse anyone has it. Your feelings are valid, and need acknowledgement.
  6. Write letters to loved ones, and record videos for them to watch (and facetime now that that tech is available). I always felt special when someone went to the trouble of making something like that for me, and letting me know they care. And I felt good making them too.
  7. Have a project. Something long term that you have to work on gradually. Education, making, hobby, art, etc.
  8. Make and share playlists for your various moods, and embrace the moods you feel fully. Get all the joy, rage, pain, and everything out. Scream if you need to. Don’t worry about looking crazy, because the World is crazy, and we are a reflection of it.
  9. Get to know people that you would never talk to in your normal routine. They will change your life.
  10. Reward your accomplishments. Because you are a survivor, thrill hunter, a champion, and a badass.
  11. Be a dick as little as possible, and share whatever you can.

Monotony is murder. More:

  1. If you got video games, play them. Play them all. Feeling like you are exploring that world will help when you can’t go explore your own world anymore.
  2. Stop struggling. Yes this sucks, however reminding yourself constantly that it sucks is only going to make it suck more. As another comment said. Settle in.
  3. Make entertainment out of even the smallest things. Got a dial lock laying around? See if you can get it to open without knowing the combo. Got a tie? Look up some tie knots and start practicing.
  4. Socializing online is important as hell. If its in a video game, in an online platform like DnD, or even just calling a friend on Facebook.
  5. If you have substances, forget them. Drinking or smoking when you are bored is gonna turn into something you don’t like.

BoJack Horseman on Death (Finale)

It is really, really hard for people to get endings right. It was a running joke in IT Chapter 2 and while the writers think it’s good, the legions of fans will soon come screaming and petitioning for a re-do as it wasn’t well done. Lost, Dexter and more recently Game of Thrones have died a shameful death with lousy written endings.
So you can imagine the pressure the writers from BoJack Horseman were under.

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Spinning Out – Or the story of a bi-polar skater

♪ Everything I want ♪
♪ Comes at a cost ♪
♪ And I want ♪
♪ It all ♪

While I was watching this Netflix drama about a skater trying to overcome her previous trauma and trying to make it to the Olympics doing pair skating, all I could think of was “don’t stick your dick in crazy”. Continue reading “Spinning Out – Or the story of a bi-polar skater”

1917 or the story of Sam and Frodo retold

For anyone who’s a fan of Lord of the Rings, it is known that the story was mostly inspired by Tolkien’s days in the war. Lord of the Rings tells a tale that the strong friendships become stronger in the face of adversity and can last a life time. That delivering important items can sometimes make the difference between life and death. And that doing your duty is honour above all.

And when I finally went to see the movie who snatched Best Picture at the Golden Globes, I was absolutely in awe. The movie is wonderfully shot, with panning views that show both the beauty of the French countryside as well as the death and destruction that comes from the ongoing war. And I could not help myself from thinking that Lance Corporal Blake and Lance Corporal Schofield were like Sam and Frodo, sent into the wilderness and dangers of Mordor to deliver another Ring.

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Golden Globes 2020

I have been waiting patiently last night to see the Golden Globes and I’ve cast my ballot after a lot of consideration. I really loved “Joker” and the descent into madness it talks about. The thing is I really loved Almodovar’s feature “Pain and Glory” and I sat breathless at the 2h showing of “Parasite” which I thought was really well made and directed. Continue reading “Golden Globes 2020”

Today’s collection of dirty jokes (long ones)

Wife : “I dreamt they were auctioning off dicks. The big ones went for ten dollars and the thick ones went for twenty dollars.
“Husband : “How about the ones like mine?
“Wife : “Those they gave away.
“Husband : “I had a dream too…I dreamt they were auctioning off cunts. The pretty ones went for a thousand dollars, and the little tight ones went for two thousand.
“Wife : “And how much for the ones like mine?
“Husband : “That’s where they held the auction.”

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Life regrets of 100+ year olds.

I watched this really nice documentary and I was surprised how clear-minded these elderly people are. A bit frail, their skin looking like parchment paper, their eyes sometimes clouded but their voice is strong.

I think the secret of a long-lived life is being surrounded by people, socialising, shopping, following your desires.

“I have beautiful memories, you know…”

So it got me thinking.

What type of things do people have on their bucket lists?

A good bucket list is balanced. There should be items on the list that are easy to accomplish as you grow from a child to an adult. Such as getting a full-time job and paying your own rent.

  • Climbing mountains
  • Flying
  • Shopping
  • Travel (backpacking through Europe is high on many people’s lists)
  • See the Dead Sea and the Holy Lands
  • Go on a safari
  • Go to Disneyland (Paris is the closest to me)
  • Learn a new skill like skying or Karate
  • Get Married and have children
  • Don’t regret anything you’ve done.
  • Become a millionaire
  • Be independent

“If I failed at making a cake, I called it a pudding.”

And remember that living in warm relationships actually expands your life span

Have a look at https://www.developgoodhabits.com/bucket-list-ideas/ and let me know which ones are your top 10.