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Archives for March, 2016

Coping Skills

The Burn-Out Point

In my ten years of living with schizophrenia, I’ve become acutely aware of a phenomenon I’ll call the burn-out point. It usually happens when things get to be too much or when the thoughts that are careening through my mind become more of a weight than I’m willing to bear.

A lot of people are familiar with the idea of burnout, of not feeling like they want to continue with what they’re doing because...
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Coping Skills

Journaling Can Help De-Clutter Your Head

The weight of the world can get the best of us sometimes. That’s where I’ve been for the last couple months. I’ve been worried about life, about relationships, about money, about moving, all of this stuff.

Suffice it to say that things have been heavy.

It seems like every few months this stuff has a way of compounding on itself to the point where you can’t really think straight anymore and where you can’t do...
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Coping Skills

Making a List of Your Worries Can Help

Things have been getting heavy recently, It seems like I’ve been bogging myself down in stress from my desire to move, from my inability to find more writing gigs and from personal stuff like relationships.

The fact of the matter is that I’ve been worried about a lot of stuff, and it hasn’t been good.

It starts pretty simply, a passing thought here or there that sits in your head. It has a gravitational pull...
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Coping Skills

Social Interaction is Ridiculous

I’ve long been extolling my thoughts on how ridiculous I find the rules of social interaction and no matter how hard I try I can‘t stop thinking about it. I guess it’s because I face it every day of my life and I’ve had no choice but to learn and master the rules so that I make myself known as a confident stable human being.

It’s so ridiculous though, so completely absurd. Take for...
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