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andreaphobia - learn to live right
Sometimes it takes a little while to figure out what you want. Or: the story of the longest year in Makoto's life.
fandom:Free!  year:2018  Rating:General-Audiences  pairing:Haruka/Makoto  depression  breaking-up&making-up  angst  happy-ending  introspection  character-study  words:5.500-6.000 
4 weeks ago by hear-the-rain
Thinking Toys – Gary Basin's words
My mind seems to mostly act as an emotional problem-solving machine. It’s trying to find paths to get to pleasure and avoid pain. Of course, this often requires solving abstract problems, as well. Watching myself, and others, identify and solve problems suggests the existence of underlying patterns. There seem to be recurring strategies. Some simple and some compound. Some that an individual may use almost every time and others that rarely come up. There are strategies that seem obvious to one person and remain unheard of to others. Sometimes we deploy these strategies consciously but often they seem to run unconsciously.

I call these strategies Thinking Toys. Little tricks we can pick up, play with for a moment, and then throw aside as we move on. Using a toy more often seems to make it more accessible. We also learn more of its nuances — we improve at using it. I’m trying to explicate as many of these as I can. Eventually, I want to categorize them and try to understand how they relate to each other.

See if any of these are interesting to you. Some will be familiar and obvious, whereas others may feel strange and alien.
introspection  mental-health  exercises  kata  rather-interesting 
7 weeks ago by Vaguery
Idleness as Flourishing | Public Books
We are in principle accessible anywhere, at any time; we can be texted, emailed, tagged: “The world today is faster, more scheduled, more fragmented, less patient, louder, more wired, more public.” There is not enough downtime. So Lightman argues in his brisk, persuasive essay. His snapshots of the relevant social science portray the grim effects of over-connection in our digital age: young people are more stressed, more prone to depression, less creative, more lonely but never really alone. Our time is ruthlessly graphed into efficient units. The walking speed of pedestrians in 32 cities increased by 10 percent from 1995 to 2005.

With its brief chapters and bright illustrations, Lightman’s book is itself well-designed for the attention deficits of the internet era, perfect for the postliterate teenager or the busy executive with only an hour to spare. It makes an elegant case for downtime: unstructured and undistracted, time to experiment and introspect. For Lightman, this is the kind of time-wasting that is not a waste of time. It augments creativity, which draws on undirected or “divergent” thinking. It replenishes and repairs us. And it gives us space in which to find ourselves.

Lightman’s definition of “wasting time” as undirected introspection is deliberately tendentious. The phrase could just as well describe the smartphone addict playing Angry Birds. Ironically, one of the most intriguing studies in Lightman’s book concerns the positive impact of trivial games. Asked to come up with new business ideas, people who were forced to procrastinate with Minesweeper or Solitaire for several minutes were “noticeably more creative.” Lightman does not pause to ask whether this effect can be scaled up. (I pushed it pretty far myself in graduate school, with mixed results.) But he offers a suggestive catalog of artists and scientists whose best ideas arrived when they were staring at a wall.
books  culture  introspection  idleness  work 
8 weeks ago by dwalbert
Lover's Symphony - GanymedeLullaby99 - Bleach [Archive of Our Own]
Their love was a Symphony, an incoming storm. Lying next to Renji always made Byakuya believe both.
bleach  fanfic  ao3  author:GanymedeLullaby99  yaoi  nsfw  introspection  Byakuya/Renji 
9 weeks ago by cptnsuz
Tales from Underwater | Status 451
“If you’re wondering whether it feels a little weird to have had someone you don’t clearly remember being make potentially life-altering decisions about you, the answer is yes.”
essay  depression  cognition  the-mangle-is-coming-from-inside-the-house  philosophy  introspection  resonant  identifiable-in-the-extreme 
9 weeks ago by Vaguery
As Far As We Go - crossingwinter
Lyanna Stark had been babysitting for Elia Martell for about three weeks, and already she’d come to understand three things about her.
fanfiction  got  lyannastark  eliamartell  elia/lyanna  au  romance  slash  introspection 
12 weeks ago by ficrecbitch
To Serve in Heaven - TAFKAB - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Loki comes to understand Odin's clever motives in setting him and Thor at odds with one another-- including the necessity for their occasional reconciliation.
Avengers  fanfic  ao3  author:TAFKAB  slash  intersex!loki/Thor  nsfw  first_time  introspection 
july 2018 by cptnsuz
Solitary - esteefee - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
Four days in solitary gives a guy time to think. Unless he's an idiot.
est  f:sga  p:rodney/john  introspection  h/c 
july 2018 by miss_speller
Not so Far Away - TheEigthPillarGeneral - Bleach [Archive of Our Own]
Renji and Byakuya were of two different worlds, yet they came together as one in the night. Even so, Renji knew he didn't deserve Byakuya, and yet all Renji wanted was for the loathsome distance to disappear; all he wanted was to be enough for his beautiful, noble captain.
Bleach  fanfic  ao3  author:TheEigthPillarGeneral  yaoi  nsfw  pwp  angst  Byakuya/Renji  introspection 
july 2018 by cptnsuz
Wish - TheEigthPillarGeneral - Bleach [Archive of Our Own]
While contemplating how Byakuya would be if he'd grown up in Inuzuri, Renji finds himself pining for him.
Bleach  fanfic  ao3  author:TheEigthPillarGeneral  yaoi  Byakuya/Renji  introspection  unrequited 
july 2018 by cptnsuz
The right way to be introspective (yes, there’s a wrong way) |
Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich tells us how we can escape the cycle of rumination and start moving forward.
psychology  introspection 
july 2018 by cocoasamurai
Prove Me Wrong - Chapter 1 - homsantoft (tofsla) - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Yuuri has known for ages that Viktor is his soulmate, but is still pretty much the last one to know that Viktor is in love with him.
Yoi  fanfic  ao3  author:homsantoft/tofsla  yaoi  nsfw  Victor/Yuuri  multi-chapter  introspection 
july 2018 by cptnsuz
Hope of Humanity (Gone) - BlackOrbit - Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan [Archive of Our Own]
Levi's life is falling apart and he doesn't know how to fix it. He lost everything and he lost everyone. The only person he would have trusted his life with had been taken away from him.
Snk  fanfic  ao3  author:BlackOrbit  yaoi  angst  Erwin/Levi  character_death  introspection 
july 2018 by cptnsuz

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