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This is a discussion on Saying goodbye to unproductive distractions within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by TypeOne blah blah blah blah I'm butthurt You assumed that "food coma" meant something beyond the extremely ...

  1. #31

    Quote Originally Posted by TypeOne View Post
    blah blah blah blah I'm butthurt
    You assumed that "food coma" meant something beyond the extremely common and normal usage of that phrase

    You gave unsolicited advice about what you think I should do about your incorrect interpretation of "food coma"

    You got butthurt because I called you out bluntly on your unsolicited advice instead of responding with rainbows and flowers.

    And by the way, the standard "polite" response to unsolicited advice is to pretend to be interested in the unsolicited advice and pretend to be thankful for it - lol. If you've given unsolicited advice in the past and people responded exactly how you wanted, that's almost certainly what they were doing - pretending to be interested in your precious little unsolicited opinion. Lol.

    Poor you - it must be so awful to not in the group of people whose opinion I'm interested in, on the topic of my health and what I eat. That sounds so hard for you. POOR YOU. Lol.

    Why you expect me to be interested in your opinion just because you asked me a question baffles me. But it's fun calling you out on it and watching you get butthurt.

  2. #32

    Thanks @martinkunev . I see your points and I'm actually already doing some of the things you're suggesting, some of them I'm not. Being productive is the main issue but I'm already implementing some techniques for it.

    However, this post is for talking about this specific problem alone; the fact than I'm tired of wasting my time consuming media ALONE (tv shows, movies, anime, manga, entertaintment youtube channels and let's put books in here too). Maybe it isn't neccessary to include "randomly browsing the web", or youtube, or reddit or facebook.

    I think the main issue is consuming entertaintment when I'm alone, because the hours wasted are too many. I see no problem in my down time wasting time talking to people, or consuming media with people (I never said I'm giving up on social interaction, just giving up on looking for a partner/couple/gf, for some time). I also know that I can't be productive all the time, but I'm saying it's a good idea to just be alone with my thoughts instead of watching/reading fictional stories that generally stay in my mind for days.

  3. #33

    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt View Post
    1) For 'downtime' where I needed rest but still wanted some kind of stimulation, instead of browsing the internet or watching Netflix, I did puzzles (we had a murder mystery one, where you solve a mystery with clues that are in the puzzle) and read.
    2) I went on walks more often, learned about new places, talked more with strangers.
    3) I sat quietly and found it easier to relax without noise - often, in those moments, I would remember something I would want to do or become inspired when I was stuck on something.
    I'm doing relatively similar things. Instead of puzzles I'm getting better at drawing. I'm also going for a morning run every other day, and I try everyday to spend 10 or 30 minutes alone with my thoughts, with my cell phone off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt View Post
    Part of productivity, especially for an N user, is to have some freedom to "process" creatively, so I wouldn't cut out leisure activities so much as try to curtail hyper-focusing on them. Personally, I find that the slower the pace, the easier it is for me to change gears or not lose track of how much time I am spending on something.
    Yeah, maybe I over did it regarding: browsing the web, reddit, browsing youtube, and facebook/instagram. But saying goodbye to tv shows, movies, anime and such (even youtube entertaintment channels) is really beneficial for me right now, because I can get distracted and obsessed by certain thoughts, and adding all this media to it is just too much.

  4. #34

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTraveller7 View Post
    I haven't read all posts here but would like to comment, this time seriously.

    People normally procrastinate for a reason.

    Maybe

    - you feel lonely and look for contact with people online not having the possibility to satisfy your need to be with people offline. (This is my case - because of a crazy lifestyle I feel too tired to go out so I waste time online)

    - you have some other problems which make you distracted and unable to concentrate on what you're doing. This can be completely unrelated, e.g. you're afraid your gf/bf will leave you so you're so stressed you can't focus and procrastinate

    - you don't find your work (or: what you should be doing instead of procrastinating) exciting enough. It's logical then that your mind springs to something more exciting

    - you are afraid of failure, so you procrastinate in order not to make an effort at all. (E.g. you should be looking for a job, but if you apply you will also get rejections, which nobody likes, so hey, why not watch this anime instead).

    If there wasn't for these causes eliminating procrastination would be super easy - just turn off your phone, install some fb blocker in order to eliminate distraction and that's it. Unfortunately, there's frequently more to it.

    However, it should also be told that some amount of procrastination is normal. Also, research shows that people who procrastinate are more creative although the reasons why this happens aren't known.
    I relate to most of this, maybe not currently with all of it, but yeah, I feel you. Some of this helps me procrastinate. But removing all the media consumption (well, maybe not all of it, but definitely the ones that offer this fictional stories that take my mind somewhere else) is a nice way to: instead of wasting my time on entertaintment, I waste that time inside my head, which helps because sometimes or most times my thoughst bring me back to reality and the things that I need to do. See my point? I'm just making this plan so I can remove those massive distractions.

  5. #35
    INTJ


    Quote Originally Posted by cuddle bun View Post
    You assumed that "food coma" meant something beyond the extremely common and normal usage of that phrase
    That is an interesting statement. The term "food coma" is common and so is "after dinner dip".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postprandial_somnolence
    I expect people that are heavily affected to call it a coma while others may not classify it as something so severe. In my case, i never call it a coma.

    However, there is the question of how normal it really is. For example:
    Quote Originally Posted by www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/food-coma/
    Side Effects of a Food Coma

    A food coma, in and of itself, does not have side effects unless you fall asleep while driving or in a compromising position around friends with video cameras, markers, and some free time. However, the key thing to remember is that food comas are not supposed to be normal occurrences in a healthy diet.

    If you find yourself becoming bloated, sleepy, and otherwise drained after meals, it could be a sign that you are overeating regularly. Alternatively, it could mean you have an underlying disorder. For instance, diabetics are more prone to food coma-like symptoms due to hypoglycemia. So unless you have diabetes, a food coma or feeling sleepy after eating isn’t anything to worry about. Enjoy!
    You gave unsolicited advice about what you think I should do about your incorrect interpretation of "food coma"
    You see, i didn't say anything unreasonable. The question i ask myself is if i think i should eat a big meal right before going to sleep and then eat almost nothing for 1,2 days until i do it again. Doesn't seem like it would be very healthy for me.


    You got butthurt because I called you out bluntly on your unsolicited advice instead of responding with rainbows and flowers.

    And by the way, the standard "polite" response to unsolicited advice is to pretend to be interested in the unsolicited advice and pretend to be thankful for it - lol. If you've given unsolicited advice in the past and people responded exactly how you wanted, that's almost certainly what they were doing - pretending to be interested in your precious little unsolicited opinion. Lol.

    Poor you - it must be so awful to not in the group of people whose opinion I'm interested in, on the topic of my health and what I eat. That sounds so hard for you. POOR YOU. Lol.

    Why you expect me to be interested in your opinion just because you asked me a question baffles me. But it's fun calling you out on it and watching you get butthurt.
    It seems to me that this topic is very sensitive for you.

  6. #36

    @TypeOne , @cuddle bun

    Come on guys, just move on .
    TypeOne thanked this post.

  7. #37

    Who told you that doing what you feel like doing without a forcedly countable, tangible, external achievement in sight is unproductive?

    What about living?

    It's not a game with Steam achievements, but can be much more.

    Why not movies alone? You establish a far deeper relation with the movie, if you are alone as you watch it.

    When you list Reddit, Fakebook, ...
    that's not unproductive activities, that's thoughtless activities, it's another matter entirely, and I agree they are time-wasters.

  8. #38
    INTJ


    Quote Originally Posted by pixelado View Post
    @TypeOne , @cuddle bun

    Come on guys, just move on .
    Lol, you're right. We are sort of ruining your thread i guess. Ah well. I'll stop posting in here, besides we can always start a new thread about food coma and food drunk! Did you know that term exists? You can procrastinate, i mean research such things for hours...

  9. #39

    Quote Originally Posted by TypeOne View Post
    It seems to me that this topic is very sensitive for you.
    I am just incredibly tired of doing that "politely pretend to be thankful for unsolicited advice" thing - to me that feels like pretending to be thankful to someone for stepping on my toe - ugh lol. There are many social customs I've learned and most of them make sense in some way but never that one. It never gets old doing something other than the pretend thanks.
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  10. #40
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    I'm in the same boat as you more or less, except I don't have enough motivation to actually stop procrastinating and being lazy because I don't have much to do to begin with. Anyway, I hope you succeed, I know how it sucks to get stuck in your own distractions.
    pixelado thanked this post.


     
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