I was going to post these pictures of some stuff I got from work yesterday but they were so ugly so you know what, I wont. Instead i have some thoughts on mindfulness as a help against depression.
The new craze is mindfulness. Its basically meditation were you let go of your thoughts and empty your mind and its said to help you distance yourself from negative thoughts and realise that you are not your thoughts. Sounds pretty good huh.
My only problem with mindfulness as a help against depression or other mental problems is that you tend to not be very kind to yourself. While depressed you just dont care. To get the energy to even think about sitting not thinking is too much, you are either in a acute negative thought spiral or staring into the wall feeling grey. Its hard to encourage yourself to do good. And when manic you can start those kind of projects but when out of that state it doesnt last.
Im sure mindfulness is a massive help when you are already starting to feel better and you need that thing to keep you on the right track but in my experience its not the best when you are at the bottom.
So, that was my 2 pence worth of psychology today. Now on to something more fun. A picture of Ol looking like a little old lady.