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We're trying to upgrade the Friendship Café to ★★ tier, but we need your help to do it!

Faleep

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wow! since we're sharing our sleep schedules and none of you gremlins have your shit together, here! I go to bed at 10-11 every night and wake up at 6-7 every morning
How in the heck....?!
 

Kadew

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If you encounter a wild Kadew, best practice is to gently bully her into remembering that she loves to draw. She forgets, sometimes.
Until the end of this semester hecked me up, I was doing that Platonic Ideal of Sleep schedule, too! In bed by 10, up at 6. Having work start at 7am is quite motivating, but also I just quite enjoy the mornings! When I start staying up late is generally a sign that I'm not in a great place and am struggling badly with stress and things.
 

mizar

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yeah having morning classes/work is a big factor in that. Also I feel like I'm most productive in the morning, i like getting things done and having the rest of the day for myself
but yeah im with you on that kadew
 

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brain says all day is me time
what works for y'all to make yourself do stuff? Executive dysfunctionals want to know this hot cosmo tip
 

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As a fellow Executive Dysfunctional, I find that if I play music (especially upbeat/active music) I find myself more driven to do things.
Also giving myself little rewards, a good example is what I do with my Nuzlocke. For every chapter I write, I get to post a chapter. It works decently, I find myself more motivated to write if the chapter that’s about to be posted is one I really like.
As for other things an example is my laundry. I’m horrible about doing it, but if/when I do it, I reward myself by sitting down and eating some ice cream while clothes are in the washer. Little incentives to make myself want to do the thing.
Plus routine; once I get myself into a pattern of doing a certain thing, I find myself drawn to doing it every week/day on habit. granted it’s hard to even get that one started but it’s worth it
 

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speaking personally, i have a variety of fixes i run through when I'm struggling to get to work on something.

-try brute forcing it, just by taking little steps to build up momentum. Need to do something that requires getting up? Make the task getting up, and then go from there. Need to write something? just bullshit a sentence that sucks but gets the ball rolling. Works for a lot of things.
-Social pressure. I try and tell other people I'm doing things, or do things that involve other people to get me into going with them. I respond well to that kind of thing so it helps a lot to get me going.
-Mood setting, whatever stuff gets you feeling like working. For me, getting something nice to eat or grabbing some caffeine helps, as does putting on certain songs (I'll usually have a song of the week that i put on to be like "yep it's time" as a kind of switch) or getting in a good physical location for work. Things like that help a lot for me.
-EDIT: OH YES REWARDS HELP ME A LOT TOO.... i'll often keep something from myself until after I finish to help motivate me. Works pretty well.
 

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This user does not exist. All impressions to the contrary are propaganda pieces and not to be trusted.
My question here is how do people actually get to sleep at a reasonable time, I try and it just. Doesn't. Happen.

Never had an issue being up early even when I need to be up at the crack of dawn for work, but the actual "prolonged sleep" bit eludes me.
 

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Constantly in search of the highest challenge, this person takes up the most impractical rulesets.
Prolonged sleep...it's more like constantly drowsy for me. Not a narcoleptic, just constantly high stress wearing me down from minute one.
 
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I've been on a 6-7 AM wake up schedule for so long I find it hard to sleep in even on weekends and breaks
 

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Prolonged sleep...it's more like constantly drowsy for me. Not a narcoleptic, just constantly high stress wearing me down from minute one.
Sounds like you need a vacation and a care package
 

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Hoi, everyone! I don't know what to contribute to the current conversation right now, but I just want to say I like the comfy design a bunch so far and can only really express it with an image.



Just wanted to get that in before I head off to test how functional my taste buds still are with spicy food.
 
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Ooooh! What kind of spicy food?

Come to think of it, I haven't been on a vacation in years...
 

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There was buffalo ranch and chicken pizza on sale today. I thought I'd see if I am capable of tasting it since depression has dulled my sense of taste hella bad and I have been indulging in spicy food since the stuff in those foods at least registers with the buds. Also, there is nothing unusual with not being on an actual vacation years, that's surprisingly common iirc.
 

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It is sad how common it is to not vacation regularly...

I want a buffalo chicken pizza, omg. I didn't know depression dulls your tastebuds, but... that makes a lot of sense, in hindsight.
 

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From my experience at least, it seems to dull your senses in general. At the very least, I know others who experienced it in some degree when I discussed it with them. I'm more bothered by my reaction timing suffering from it because it made me more bad at video games that require it like Monster Hunter and such. Rip, oof, and d'oh!

I wish I could teleport such a pizza to you. The one baking is thin crust even!
 
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I went and got a Monterey Jack Chicken taquito to subdue the craving

7-11 gas station food is way too good
 

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Going back to the sleep topic, I just slept from 9ish PM and woke up at 7:00 AM. That's pretty gosh darn good especially for my sleep deprived self.

Also I hunger.
 

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I don't think any of nearby counties here has a 7-11 since all we have are more local chains with inconsistent degrees of quality. Shame the one that sold A+ tier donuts closed a year ago because that was the good shit.
 

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Never been to a 7-11, just generic convenience stores or Bucky's. The last one...was and still is a shock to me every time I walk in. It's a cross between a gas station and a gift shop, with slurpee machines. What.

And so the worst thing about depression for me is how dulled my senses are, and that damned eternal fog. **** my life.

At least I've tried Pulparindos!
 
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Speaking of vacations I’m currently on my vacation week from work!
It’s goibg to destroy my already bad sleep schedule XD but i am looking forwards to going to see a friend in St Louis, Missouri on Wednesday... it’s a five hour drive. But a fun one cause I get to play P!go at rest stops ^.^ that’s the best part of traveling, playing P!go
 
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