Ryan! Remember how you just asked me if spiders sleep? And how when they wake up are they on high alert or do they slowly wake up and think “I’m a little hungry” and then go stalk some bugs?
Yahoo Answers may have some advice for you!
Hit the Rodent Jack
SCROTO-ROOTER VASECTOMY CLINIC
AM I RIGHT?!
I got a very generous write-up today on Mr. X Stitch! I’m honored!
And I snap it every time I have a negative or anxious thought. It has been surprising to discover how many times a day those thoughts have intruded into my life. Really how many times an hour those thoughts creep into my head. Why can’t we (I) just be happy with who and what we are? Why do external issues and challenges and other people’s expectations screw me up so much?
What me worry?
I’m sorry, but I’m also happy for you! You’re doing great!
My stepdad’s boss had a watch alarm that would go off every hour and when the alarm went off, he would take 60 seconds and assess his mood — was he being too negative? Was he feeling angry but actually just kind of annoyed by something minor? Was there another way that he could be addressing this situation?
Some of the people at work snickered about it, but my stepdad really admired the guy. My stepdad has problems with anger management sometimes and it’s usually the small stuff does him in. Teenagers sneaking out late at night? No biggie. Kid crashed his car? Ho-hum. Someone moved his mayonnaise jar of mismatched screws in the garage? HULK SMASH.
The boss guy’s watch trick kind of helped us all. Now at random times through the day, we all kind of take stock of ourselves and become more aware of what is happening and how we are feeling.
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The Horse Renderer
An Urgent Message to Merlin Mann:
This trick works EXCEPTIONALLY well with Soda Stream bottles, just fill 1/3 instead of half.
At my studio, I’ve developed a 3-bottle-in-the-freezer rotation system that is more efficient and better tended to than the way I handle our bank account.