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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2017, 01:53:03 AM »
 :sad sigh: It's midnight and I can't sleep.

I couldn't fall asleep until around 2am, and I got up at 5:30am. I really wanted to finish something, but the later it got, the more mistakes I made and the slower progress I made on it. Oh well, I'll try to finish it today.

As a professional procrastinator, this happens to me a lot.  :P
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2017, 02:53:56 PM »
I used to procrastinate a lot, but then I worked on it for about a decade. I still put some things off, but I do quite a bit each day now. At least for most days.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 03:33:05 PM »
...for about a decade.

 :shocked:

A decade is a long time, I'm looking for a miracle cure. ;)
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2017, 02:01:11 PM »
...for about a decade.

 :shocked:

A decade is a long time, I'm looking for a miracle cure. ;)
In my experience, and seeing other people's experiences, quick fixes tend to be just as quickly reverted.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2017, 02:19:47 PM »
...for about a decade.

 :shocked:

A decade is a long time, I'm looking for a miracle cure. ;)
In my experience, and seeing other people's experiences, quick fixes tend to be just as quickly reverted.

Yup, many is the time that the quick fix has given me hours of fun and games later!

There again, a quick fix, with a wire coat hanger and a bed spring, on a friend's car lasted for two years, until she sold it!
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2017, 03:45:23 AM »
The procrastination thing is the result of a negative mindset.  On the one hand you do not want to have to wash the damned dishes or complete that written report. So put it off until later....Right?  The other attitude is that the chore has to be done and it is bugging the hell out of me.  SO attack the chore immediately and get it out of the way as fast as you can and then enjoy the peace of mind that is part of not having the chore bug the hell out of you.  It is almost a sure thing that you can sleep better and have a satisfied smile on you face because you have no pesky obligation to do something that you did not want to do..  Think of it as slaying the dragon.

...........The exception is not to harm the  dragon that lives in my garage ....he is my friend and confidante and not to be slain. Actually he urges me to get on with any obligatory project so that we can enjoy our mutual leisure, sip a glass of wine, play some pleasant music, rail against the fundies (and republicans) and feel justifiably superior to the slackers who "puts it off". . It works!

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2017, 10:33:46 AM »
Apres insomnia.

Maybe the poor sleep and nasty dreams last night were due to the cheese I ate. Scientists say there is no evidence to link the two.

Tsk, scientists, what do they know, eh?
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2017, 02:07:38 PM »
I guess my procrastination is different. I'm used to not wanting to do things, but doing them anyway because I prefer the outcome ot doing them more than I dislike doing them. The reason I tend to procrastinate is that I just find things I want to do more, and if I do it right, I still have time to do the other things I put off. So I keep putting some things off as long as I think I still have enough time to do it. Then eventually, if I don't work on it then, I won't have time to do it. Most of the time I still get them done early, but I have to focus directly on them and nothing else, which is not how I like to do things, but I procrastinated so I no longer have a choice.

So it's not so much that I do not want to do a thing, it's more that as long as I think I have enough time to do it and I have something better to do, then I will put it off for later.

Then there are some things I forget about until they are supposed to be done and I usually remember when I have to rush and crunch to get them done.

I don't think there is anything negative about that mindset.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2017, 01:12:26 AM »
Yeah...I like the idea of a miracle cure, but I'm not that naïve. I just need to come up with some strategy that involves some external reward as I just can't find the intrinsic motivation to finish things long before their due date.

And stick to it.  ::)
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2017, 07:17:46 AM »
It's 5 am and I'm wide awake. I'm thinking of getting a red light bulb for my lamp and use that after nightfall instead of white light, to see if that lessens insomnia. Apparently there are apps you can download that shift computer screen light to red as well.

Someone who specialises in cronobiology told me that it should work, it's worth a try.
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2017, 02:44:20 PM »
Good luck with that, I hope it works.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2017, 03:12:56 PM »
It's 5 am and I'm wide awake. I'm thinking of getting a red light bulb for my lamp and use that after nightfall instead of white light, to see if that lessens insomnia. Apparently there are apps you can download that shift computer screen light to red as well.

Someone who specialises in cronobiology told me that it should work, it's worth a try.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2017, 06:30:24 PM »
It's 5 am and I'm wide awake. I'm thinking of getting a red light bulb for my lamp and use that after nightfall instead of white light, to see if that lessens insomnia. Apparently there are apps you can download that shift computer screen light to red as well.

Someone who specialises in cronobiology told me that it should work, it's worth a try.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side

I use Blue Light Filter on my Droid for that very reason.
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2017, 07:07:25 PM »
Hmm, I found something called f.lux for computers. I'll try it out and see what its effects are.
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2017, 07:39:25 PM »
Interesting, pity they don't do an Android version.

Made me think though . . .

I now sleep with a device that monitors my cardiac implant, interrogating it sometime during the night. This has a bright 4mm green LED on the front and a red LED on the cellphone type dongle it uses to upload readings to the server. The device has to be within a few feet and facing me, it uses a low power wireless link, somewhere between Bluetooth and WiFi, to communicate with the implant.

Think that green LED is going to acquire a blob of modelling clay on it tonight. The red LED on the dongle is not so bright. The big blue LED on the WiFi Internet Router might also get blobbed.

The clock-radio already has a liftable red filter over its display, hinged with a bit of duct tape!
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