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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 10 Jun 19 7.20pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by dollardays

I did dabble with a mindfulness app recently though maybe the 'There's an app for that' approach to everything isn't always the best solution for everyone. It takes me a while to form a habit and so if I'm not careful I don't stick to it.

A bit of a basic and caveman approach, but exercise certainly has helped me with stress over the years. Swimming especially, as its low impact and can feel relaxing and almost otherworldly when you're in the zone!

Thanks for the suggestions. As you say, it can't hurt to have an ongoing approach to mental well being, so it's something that's relevant to all.


I don't think that would have worked for me either. I have come to this through my yoga teachers and fellow students. I'm a show me rather than teach me person.

Only last weekend a friend who is a mindfulness teacher suggested I read

How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness

Which is her go to book for beginners.

 


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deleted user Flag 10 Jun 19 7.26pm

Originally posted by Badger11

I don't think that would have worked for me either. I have come to this through my yoga teachers and fellow students. I'm a show me rather than teach me person.

Only last weekend a friend who is a mindfulness teacher suggested I read

How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness

Which is her go to book for beginners.

Yes, I can see how a social setting could contribute to self improvement efforts. The idea of all being invested in a joint venture and wanting the best for other people as well as yourself.

Thanks for the book suggestion.

 

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View DeanMiles's Profile DeanMiles Flag Telford 10 Jun 19 8.55pm Send a Private Message to DeanMiles Add DeanMiles as a friend

Too embarrassed to see anyone face to face or speak on the phone.

Have been emailing these on and off for a while tho and they have helped a little bit.

 

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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 10 Jun 19 9.12pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

Originally posted by DeanMiles

Too embarrassed to see anyone face to face or speak on the phone.

Have been emailing these on and off for a while tho and they have helped a little bit.

Nothing to be embarrassed about, although I get the hesitancy to open up - us blokes have been hardwired all wrong.

Hope you find the help you’re after.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 10 Jun 19 9.41pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Geez what a bunch of pansies.

What's wrong with diploying the stiff upper lip attitude. Keep it all in, live a depressed, repressed life and eventually die lonely like our fathers and their fathers before them?

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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ChrisGC Flag Wantage 16 Jun 19 10.31pm

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Geez what a bunch of pansies.

What's wrong with diploying the stiff upper lip attitude. Keep it all in, live a depressed, repressed life and eventually die lonely like our fathers and their fathers before them?

Well said, agree strongly.

 

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