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Re: Re: Our Ancesters were willing to bootstrap

Posted by Kalamatianos on January 8, 2004, at 13:59:20

In reply to Re: CBT is not really 'talk' therapy, posted by Joslynn on January 8, 2004, at 12:35:11

Sometime about 200 to 400 years ago we got lost. Reading contemporaneous historical literature, our Ancestors did what was necessary and within their means. Today, we get out of sorts and we hire a (metaphorical) mechanic to fix us.

In a previous post in this thread, the illusion of "helplessness" was stated, paraphrased as I get so far gone I "CAN'T" pick up a workbook.

Within all our means is to be curious as to who we might know that would meet regularly to "PICK UP THAT WORKBOOK". I'm not suggesting something grandiose like starting a movement or a religion.

I'm suggesting starting a new (good) habit of outreach to others to replace the (bad) habit of faulty thinking to the point of avalanching into depression. REPLACEMENT of bad habits is within everyone's means.

Dr. Phil McGraw has two wonderful workbooks that I found better for me than reading the books they were supporting. The first is "Life Strategies", and the next one is "Life Matters".

I am starting locally "The Puzzlemasters" for like minded folks with bad (avoidance) habits that want to improve small items in their lives by solving some of life's puzzles. I will encourage all who are interested to use Amazon or go to the Mall and buy, "Life Strategies Workbook", by Dr Phil.

The simple goal is to share our mutual capacities for help to encourage each and all to replace the particular bad habit of "putting things off that can be done today", with the good habit of "suiting up and showing up".

It's like the LOTTO: if you don't do it, you can't win! Corollary: if you promise to do it and don't, you promise to lose.




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