how ma’habocath solves problems, mostly

Of the out-of-nowhere “I feel like crap / I am crabby / bad thoughts won’t go away” problems, this one typically goes through:

  1. Eat something small, wait at least 5 minutes.
    1. At home, this is usually a small bowl of oats, peanut butter, and milk. Or something more protein-ey if it’s been a few hours since last high-protein meal, like eggs.
    2. At work, this is usually a cup of skim milk and/or a few bites of homemade bread or protein bar I always keep in a plastic baggie in my pockets.
    3. 90% of the time, problem is solved. If not, goto 2.
  2. Use one or more of many “anti-anxiety/depression” techniques. Examples:
    1. Think happy thoughts: about movies/shows/music I like and so on. If need be, fantasize about cute girls.
    2. Write down whatever is on my mind; may or may not crop up as future blog post.
    3. If at work, rely on the healing power of small-talk. Especially light-hearted jesting. Doubly-especially if customer or coworker is cute; this ma’hab finds works very well.
    4. 95% of the time, problem is solved. If not, goto 3.
  3. Eat something more, and a lot of it. Wait at least 5 minutes.
    1. If problem is still not solved, uh oh. At this point it is time for more “direct” intervention of serious issue, depending on its nature.

Author: ma'habocath

ma'habocath knows some, tells much. ma'habocath knows few things others do. This one is a live-alone, full-time burger-flipper with an odd mind and too much to say. ma'hab always tries the best ma'hab can to keep up: • Chores • Bodybuilding and other health-nuttery • Japanese language studies • Culinary experimentation (see “other health-nuttery”) • Exploration of newfound spiritual territory • Exploration of my Self • Figuring out how to socialize well enough, mostly face-to-face • Backlogs: books, heavy metal, anime • Blogging, chatting, texting, and talking to whomever will listen about all of the above

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