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one of the hardest things to learn as a depressed former Gifted Kid™ is that half-assed is better than nothing. take the 50%, 40%, even 20% job. scrubbing your face is better than not taking a shower at all. picking up your clothes is better than never cleaning. nibbIing on some bread is better than starving.
DO THINGS HALFWAY. NOW YOU'RE 100% BETTER OFF THAN YOU
reply by redheadhatchet:
One of my college professors used to say "anything worth doing is worth doing poorly." I didn't understand that for years because I didn't do anything poorly. I couldn't do anything poorly. I had to Do Everything Perfectly.
But brushing your teeth for 30 seconds is better than not brushing them at all when that 2 minutes seems exhausting. Doing ten minutes of yoga is better than 10 minutes of sitting when 30 minutes of cardio sounds impossible. Changing my clothes is good when a whole shower is impossible. Standing on the porch for a few minutes is worth it after being in the house for three straight days because l don't have the energy to go anywhere.
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly... because doing it poorly is better than not doing it.
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I wish I didn’t feel so flat right now, because I had a wonderful weekend and actually feel somewhat optimistic about my week’s tasks for once. But almost every night for a week the dread twin fairies of depression and anxiety have visited me and *I don’t get it.*
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I have had the great luck of experiencing both the Worst Brunch and Best Brunch this weekend. Worst was fun because we fucking MST3k’d it the ENTIRE time and I haven’t laughed that hard in ages. Best was great because, you know, it had excellent food and atmosphere and service, lacking only in joke material.
broke: assuming everyone on the web goes by he/him
joke: referring to people by they/them until you are familiar with their pronouns
woke: checking the profiles of everyone you talk to to find out their pronouns
bespoke: regularly checking the profiles of even your oldest mufos to see if their pronouns have changed because you respect their agency and want to give them space to blossom
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