Where did you grow up?
Where do you live now?
What subjects did/do you enjoy most at school?
art, math, biology
What's your favorite sport or sports?
running, mountain biking, paddling, basketball
What kind of jobs have you held? Industries too!
clerk, assembly line worker, video camera operator, designer, front end developer
What hobbies are you into?
video games, guitar, outdoor adventures
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Programming Helpwritten () ago
I need help learning about server-side programming enough to make my first simple web app. I know there are places like Stack Overflow that are supposed to be ideal for programming questions. They are good for very specific questions, but not so friendly for people with general questions or open-ended discussion.
What song do you have stuck in your head?written () ago
I have Tieto Value for Life.
Mindfullness meditation may be helpful also. It is very similar to the advice Orchid gives.
You basically practice being present for a few minutes a day. During this time, you can just sit and focus on your breath. Distractions and anxious "what-if" thoughts about past and future will come into your consciousness. You simply observe them and then return your focus to your breath. That is about it. It is actually really hard to do, so just start with a few minutes per day.
I'm actually not very good at it, but would like to get better. Here is a link:
Dualistic thinking is a product of language. All languages contain terms for black and white. Languages with three terms for color also include red. In english-speaking countries, I think most children learn eleven colors: white, black, red, green, yellow, blue, brown, purple, pink, orange and gray. If they have crayons, maybe they learn about others like turquoise, chartreuse, teal, maroon, lavender, magenta, gold, etc.
If you are talking politics, the reason it is so black and white is because the language is dualistic: left/right, democrat/republican, liberal/conservative. There are others like libertarian or anarchist, but most things focus on the two. Alternative would be a system like the meyers briggs for personality types. There are four separate spectrums so you end up with 16 different personality types. It seems like a lot, but if children are capable of learning 11 colors then adults can handle it. If we had 12 or 16 unique words to describe political leanings then the conversations would be a lot different.- written - voted for by smiley
I think this video will answer your question about what to focus on first (losing weight vs building muscle).
Short Answer: probably a hybrid approach, but it depends where you are at now
Step 1 - Use TDEE calculator to figure out how many calories you burn each day: https://tdeecalculator.net
Step 2 - If you want to lose weight (aka cutting phase), aim for 500 fewer calories per day . If you want to gain weight (aka bulking phase), aim for 500 more calories per day.
Step 3 - download MyFitnessPal app to track your calories
During bulking phase, lift weights. Use a 5x5 or push/pull/legs program that incorporates compound movements like squats, dead lifts, bench press, overhead press, pull ups, rows and core. Focus on 5 to 12 rep range and 2 minutes recover between sets.
During cutting phase, incorporate more cardio. Focus on less weight, higher reps, less recovery time. Here you can add more isolation work if you want to tone specific muscles.
next question ... what and where to find the best source of information? bbc? lol
In my opinion associated press, reuters, bbc are all credible. Factcheck.org is good. Also wikipedia is surprisingly good.- written
Yes, it is getting a bit ridiculous.
It sounds like your parents (or mother at least) were overprotective when you were young and it developed into this codependency. Google "codependency" and see if it makes sense as far as your relationship with your mother.
Ultimately you must accept responsibility for improving your life situation regardless of who you think is to blame. Accepting responsibility for your own destiny will help you move beyond self-pity or need for validation.
Is it because I don’t want to put myself out there to be judge by saying something like ‘I went to the shop’? Or is it because I don’t feel like an individual?
Probably both, but really this is a question you need to answer for yourself.
Like celebrities etc put themselves out there to be judged.
Don't compare yourself to celebrities. Just compare yourself to yourself from one day ago and try to improve from there. Take small risks. Be strong.- written
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