Question of the Day – No. 185 Posted on October 25, 2018October 22, 2018 by Troy Headrick What is the most helpful addiction you have? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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My helpful addiction would be looking for new learning materials, online free courses, or posts about English and Literature.
That’s awesome! Do you manage do to it daily?
Currently, I do manage to do it daily, but I think by finding my next job the process will be slower.
Coffee. Helpful in the short term…possibly detrimental in the long.
I’m a coffee lover too. We’ll see how it goes in long term :))
I am coffee free for two month. LOL :))))
seeing life by sober eyes 🙂
And how is life through sober eyes?
> And how is life through sober eyes?
Nicer, Quietly and Sleepier 😉
What a wonderful life around is! (Let’s have a little nap 😉 )
The problem is as usual it’s easy to get a cup of coffee but not a nap.
People don’t like it. You just can’t sleep where you are.
Life is a struggle.
I see your point. What determined you to quit drinking coffee?
> I see your point. What determined you to quit drinking coffee?
Understanding. Here is my logic: I do not use cigarettes, cocaine or such like stimulants so why should I use caffeine?
To say true, I heard someday that Pavel Durov (young IT billionaire like Elon M) have a
3. Pills and any other pharma drug
4. Nicotine and other drugs
5. Coffee, black and green tea, energy drinks
6. Fast food, sugar, sodas
7. TV and its analogs
I eat meat and sure will be listen to medic people (no homeopathy of course), but in all in all, I agree with him.
Interesting side conversation lol.
Listening to songs. Uplifts my mood instantly.🙂
So you can get back up whenever your mood decreases by listening to a few songs. Awesome! 😀
Music has that magical power.
Extreme organization. I’m slightly OCD. I’m trying to figure out how to make this work for me as a writer.
That’s interesting. Maybe it can help you if you make a daily writing plan with a daily quota of words/pages to write?
Browsing through internet and learning new things.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week?
I read an article on loneliness. It said instead of depending on something or somebody to overcome loneliness, we should look at it as an opportunity to explore ourselves and our thoughts. That is when the wisdom of life reveals itself to us. I think I won’t look at loneliness again like before but will see it as an opportunity to grow.
I totally agree with that. The hard part is to see something that “bad” as an opportunity.
True. When it actually happens its not easy to see an opportunity but then when we read such things we try our best to believe in them and that helps to come out of the bad.
Listen to music and coffee
And if we do it in the same time, the effect is even greater 🙂
Yes, I also like to sleep to restore energies even if its a small nap
Working on my PC.
Besides writing, what else do you work on your PC?
Comparison shopping, research, apartment hunting, listing stuff on Ebay, and a special project on FB for my sister.
Don’t have one, “playing life by ear”… 🙂
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Oh, but I think you’re addicted to quotes. They are all awesome 😀
An insatiable search for self knowledge. I never get tired of trying to understand myself. And it does feel like an addiction.
Same! Any and every way to shed my mind of its conditioning!
I find this to be one of the best addictions out there because it can only make us better and better until our life on this earthy spinning ball ends.
Blogging….it helps with my writing…and I have a love for finding obscure words
I believe that blogging offers us some freedom that we cannot find in writing books or things like that because we ca approach different topics at a time. A blog can be incoherent from one post to another, don’t you think? 🙂
I agree. Having the freedom to explore various subjects in life or my life is therapeutic. A healthy addiction.
exercise and hiking
Yes! Keep that blood pumping!
I drink more than half my body weight in water each day! Go me!!
That much?? Have you always had such a big water appetite?
Not always. I realize how much it helps everything and that’s why I do it. Honestly, I like water, but I love Coca Cola, and wine, and beer, and juice, and vodka. None of those make my body as healthy as water, so even though I enjoy them, I make sure I get enough water too.
Reading. I’ve learned so much, about other people, other perspectives – it’s been a great gift.
It has and it will always be! How did you receive this gift?
Insomnia and some illness as a child. Hey, if you can’t sleep, you may as well read. Because at that time, TV stations stopped broadcasting at a certain point, and even if they didn’t, there wasn’t a lot to entertain a 5 or 6 year old. But books? Always available. It was also something I could do in quiet in my room and not get busted for, unlike, say – getting out of bed to play with toys.
My helpful addiction is quoraddiction- http://www.quora.com is a platform that helps quench my thirst for knowledge and information that’s unknown to me.
That’s great! Thank you for sharing! What do you like to learn about?
I like to learn about human psychology and understanding different perspectives than mine
I love it! Keep going!
Thank you 😁🙏
Watching movies. Helps to improve my communicating skills and I get my Inspirations from that as well
I too! That’s the main reason I started the Movie Thoughts series.
I always start my day by being silent. Then I “exercise” by airing out my home, making beds, cleaning, taking my dogs for a walk. Then, I dive into career tasks. This routine keeps me energized all day!
I’m so happy you managed to find the perfect recipe for you to keep yourself energized all day!
Hands down, music. It makes my soul sing. For some people books take them places, but music does that for me.
It does, especially if the songs are linked to some strong emotions 🙂
Caffeine, can’t live without it!
I know how you feel. I think I can live without it, but life won’t be the same.
i’m a little compulsive about things being organized. i get uncomfortable when the aren’t. the good is that i almost never lose anything; i always know where things are.
That is a great addiction which I believe is a great skill as well!
My addiction to making up stories.
Writing is always a great addiction, especially when it can change other people’s lives as well.
I’m addicted to progress in myself
What progress would you like to see in yourself in the next 6 months?
I am a very cool and collected fellow… In the outside. One of the biggest focus in the next six months is to not internally take things in so personal.
Sharpening my strategic planning
Focus on being more effective in my 24hrs
Reassess my new budget
I’ve progressed through the last 10 years pretty drastically like stop smoking, stop eating meat, becoming a positive person and I keep short and long time goals. The long term goals keeps me chasing, the short term goals help shape myself to appreciate what’s coming to me
This is great! I’m sure you’ll get better and better at what you want to do.
This new blogging thing (to me).
Since when it became an addiction?
Since I started the blog a few months ago. I’m obsessed with learning about tags, embedding, sharing, etc.
Yoga and Music. Can’t think of a day without both of these!
I think we cannot stay mentally healthy without some exercises.
Reading! I’m always learning something new.
Have you made a daily habit of reading?
planning and reading!
Awesome! What genres do you like to read?
I’m addicted to books and to understanding myself.
What do you think is the most difficult aspect of understanding yourself?
The part I still don’t fully understand is ‘what my purpose/calling is’.
So far, in what circumstances you’ve felt the best?
I write down everything. To the point that it’s cheaper to buy bottles of ink.
Fortunately, this means I’ve probably taken note of just about anything.
If I can find it…
That’s great! You take out whatever might occupy your mind and in this way you can have more space to focus on what’s important for you.
The sound, feel, and smell of rain. It is my calming fix, for someone who internalizes so much already just to stay calm.😅 It also helps that rain doesn’t happen every day where I live. I wouldn’t get much done.
It’s interesting how we can find calm in rain’s fury.
And I find calm in rain because it is niether joy, sorrow, nor fury – but it allows me to be.
No addiction for Self-actualizated Maslow’s man. :)))
Awesome man! :)))
Aaah… coffee, DM.
Cups… of coffee.
I should sing Cups (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone”) by Ana Kendrick, i suppose.
I think so. (Laughing)
Why do you think coffee is so helpful?
Because caffeine in the coffee can make you addicted. Normally, we enjoyed things we addicted, right? Related to your question, hepful addiction that can make your life, helpful. Errr… i think so. (Smiling)
Sure, but is it a helpful addiction?
As for coffee, for me… ya. But for others, i don’t know. Different people, different perspective. But whether it’s a helpful addiction or not, as long as it help, as long as you moderate and balance the addiction… so that you are not too addict with something you like, it should be okay. I think so. Because for me, it’s dangerous when you have “too” in anything you do. Ya? (Smiling)
Burning incense :)!! I do try to self care on the regular 😉
If someone loses something, I’m obsessed with looking for it and finding it. Maybe this is my way of having a god complex since I’m not a doctor due to my aversion to seeing blood.
Maybe, or maybe you have a desperate need to solve problems. Do you have the same obsession when it comes to other situations as well?
Honestly, it’s a few different things. I don’t like losing things because it creates an inordinate amount of negative emotions within and I don’t want others feeling like this.
I also kind of feel like a somewhat hero finding lost things for others. Like I spared them a possible day of stress and misery.
Coffee, and it’s not even about the caffeine (though it does help)! There’s something about the smell and leisurely sipping it, that takes me to a peaceful place. It brings back memories of childhood when things were much simpler. Plus, scientifically speaking, coffee is good for you right? I’m pretty sure this is a fact – maybe not 5 cups a day though… 🙂
Yes, it is helpful, but in certain quantities.
I guess there is something about coffee that it is linked to your childhood. 🙂
Try Yerba mate. It’s a South American tea that I’m addicted to.
I just looked it up; sounds like it could have some health benefits too, when consumed in moderation? Thanks! I may give it a try!
It’s healthier than coffee! I love it!
Reading. Can’t stop doing it, but it’s helped me become who I am!
Great addiction! What genres do you like to read?
Mainly non-fiction these days; my blog is mostly about the recent ideas I’ve encountered. But I also read s lot of philosophy and fiction—mainly the classics at the moment.
I will tell you mine when you tell me yours.
Sure! I wanted to go with coffee, but it’s not that helpful so I’ll choose blogging. I got to a point where I feel uncomfortable if I don’t answer to comments or if I don’t prepare a post for the day.
Thanks. With the proliferation of smart phones, I take a lot of photos and they are not selfies.
That’s great! What kind of photos do you like to make?