Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness
Yea, I know that’s not the proper spelling for the Smashing Pumpkins album, and that’s on purpose. For the last few months or so, I’ve been extremely depressed. It’s one of the worst bouts of depression I’ve dealt with in recent memory. Well, since 2017-ish anyway. Unlike my last terrible bout, I have been able […]
Quote: Seneca – On Anxiety
“There are more things, Lucilius, likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” ― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic
How I’m Using ToDo Lists
I’ve never been good at keeping things in my head. I’ve also never been good at following up on things I write down on a to-do list. It’s quite the hassle if I’m being honest. Towards the end of 2021, I started using my iPhone’s to-do list app and just dumped everything I do, or […]
Clarity From Knowledge and Experience
I’ve struggled with my eating habits all my life. I like junk food and fast food and cookies and cakes etc. What I’ve come to realize is there’s nothing wrong with any of those foods in moderation but the way I was eating them was an everyday, sometimes every meal occurrence. That is not good. […]
Writing For No One, Writing For Me
It’s not at all surprising but today I enabled site stats using JetPack((https://jetpack.com/)) and saw that my site has had zero visitors. As I mentioned I’m not at all surprised by this since I’ve told no one about it. In the past, I’ve wanted to have a successful blog with a community and, to be […]
Routine Timing vs Routine Doing
For the past two weeks, I’ve been on a downswing. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety, and I’ve struggled to keep it under control. Of all the things I’ve tried in the past, exercise is the most effective treatment I’ve found. I’m not anti-medication, but I never really found a […]
Mantras Are Effective?
For me, they certainly have been. One, in particular, has been extremely helpful to me. We don’t do that anymore When I feel myself slipping into a bad habit or a bad way of thinking I simply say “We don’t do that anymore” and it breaks those thoughts. Self talk works and I’m not sure […]
Effortless Effort While Running
Sounds weird, right? I have no idea when or where I first heard this phrase but I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. Over the last few weeks my runs have felt like an effortless effort. Like, I have to push myself to get out the door and I have to sometimes struggle through […]
Finding My Place In The World
I’ve struggled with the direction of my entire life. I spent some time in the military and decided to do the full 20 and retire. Then I allowed others’ opinions to become my own and got out after eight years. I’ve had no issues staying at jobs for years at a time, but a lot […]
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