Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
Chocolate and nuts/legumes (cashews and peanuts) are the best thing ever
So much love for these two bros
best homies ever
I’m really stuck on a memory today.
One where I am a kid and lasting on my belly surrounded by Crayola crayons and markers. Drawing drawing drawing on a long roll of paper.
I remember the feeling of the old beige carpet and dim light of the living room. My sister is somewhere in the room too, but we are both entirely engrossed in what we are drawing.
It makes me crave certain freedoms again, when at didn’t feel so painful because each day my mind gets further from those processes and more automated in this data entry job.
The feelings of freedom, creativity and energy, I miss them and the culture like a heroin addict misses junk in their veins.
Things need to change.
:U I wanna make candles. And maybe soap, but it is poisonous to make soap…so maybe just candles.
Step 12: Place uncovered bowl of kittens in a warm place until they rise, about 30 min.
A large chicken leg, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, sparkling grape juice, vodka and a generous helping of stuffing later I think I may die.
Its thanksgiving! And even though I don’t get to spend today with my family I am thankful for everything they have done for me this year, I miss you all and can’t wait to come home for Christmas.
I’m also thankful for the little chicken that was killed so I can eat it for the next week, at least its organic and free range. I’ll be spending the day cooking up the chicken, mashed potatoes, brown sugar carrots and asparagus.
Hope everyone out there has a wonderful thanksgiving, and to the irl people I know hope to see you all over the ensuing holidays. <3
David Gray - The Other Side
Can I just stay home in my warm bed rather than going out into the slurry Maine calls weather?
Ed, Edd, and Eddy Illustration bloochikin
I love these sooooo much wah
my fucking heart melted
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