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February 1st, 2021

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"Why do I feel so shit in a pandemic by a psychiatrist part 4, lack of novel stimuli. By this I mean lack of experiences. Most of us are seeing the same person or people in the same four walls reading the same news stories every single day at the moment. There's even a lack of new TV shows or movies coming out. When our brains are getting the same repetitive input day in day out something known as the brain's default mode network is activated. It's a sort of like a breathing standby, and it gives rise to rigid and repetitive thoughts and feelings. So if you're somebody who's prone to anxious or depressive thoughts. If you're not experiencing anything new to disrupt these thoughts, they're going to be on repeat. So how do you override the system? Do something you've never done before. "

Newness has something to do with it, new experiences and feelings

quotes::

"careful balance of sameness and difference imbues the differences with meaning"

"The grass is greener on the side you water"

"Wherever you go there you are. We will create the same cycles wherever we are until we consciously work to break them."

“Systematic regularity of text paragraphs is universally inconvenient for readers… Idiosyncratic paragraphs assist memory and retrieval”