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Pit's massive gaping rut

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 17, 2016
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I've come to the realization today that stagnancy KILLS me. Not literally, but it sucks the energy right out of my being. Never do I feel SO mortal as when there aren't any immediate prospects on the horizon. This isn't any surprise, that's what happens to a lot of people when they don't feel they're moving progressively enough. I just wanted to say: SET a goal for yourself.
It doesn't even have to be a concrete “I'll be done with this and this by this time”, but think of some destination, whether physical or career wise or whatever that you'd like to reach, multiple ones even, and start taking little steps to get there. Are there subjects that fascinate you? Begin doing research on them! Hell, even consider writing a little book or a blog about what you learn about that thing. Talk to people who are involved in what your interest is. It'll give you something to look forward to and who knows, maybe even hides some opportunities you didn't know you'd find.
You have a 9-5 everyday, it's difficult to do things outside of your daily routine, because it's become a routine for a reason, but even just for an hour or two every other day, give yourself something to do that makes you excited to progress into the future. It's so important. Don't feed your rut!

A follow up:
We all have things we like to do to relax: Light entertainment that helps take the edge off when there's too much crap going on that's either infuriating or even just tiring after a long day. Some of you chase Pocketmen. I happen to binge watch Jacksepticeye (scoffing from all my Irish friends in 5,4,3,2…). DO these things, but don't let it eat all of your free time. It's easier said than done, but put down whatever that thing is and start a project, or think on something new that you can cultivate and grow through time. Try to start cultivating some sort of enrichment (that doesn't include rage clicking through badly written Facebook articles packed with rage-baiting). That's enough for now, get outta here you damn kids.

This Sunday's newspost brought to you by Pitface! http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/

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irrevenant at 12:20AM, July 21, 2016

One thing that's working for me at the moment is a general goal of doing minimum of one thing every day that I've been putting off. It's a low bar but it's doing a lot to stave off stagnation.

PIT_FACE at 6:43PM, July 17, 2016

the asphyxiation provides alot of ideas. To be honest, I wrote this without any inclination that it'd end up hereon the Duck. Thanks Oz for bein the eagle eye. If I could add an especially about this, it would be about the Facebook part. At least in my experience lately, I really find that FBis great for making characaters out of real people. It's a great social experiment, but dont get mired in it, because it's the sort of time sucker that usually just ends up creating alot of bitter and one sided outlooks and that's just such a bullshit waste of energy. go make some comics instead and put some music on or something. a podcast, something.

Bruno Harm at 8:21AM, July 17, 2016

man, You waste one day on Minecraft (or maybe two), and then get on the computer and read this... all right.. back to work it is ;) Thanks for the pep talk!

KimLuster at 6:14AM, July 17, 2016

Excellent get-off-your-ass Article!!

PaulEberhardt at 1:51AM, July 17, 2016

Wise words indeed! It's too easy to slip into some kind of mind-numbing routine these days, and it always takes quite some conscious effort to get out of it. The good thing is that it's usually easy in comparison once you managed that very hard first step.

Banes at 12:11AM, July 17, 2016

very very good advice! How you think so clearly with that mask on?


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