Computer Guy

Computer Guy
Sunset at DoubleM Systems (, Del Mar, California

Monday, February 22, 2021

CEO/founders = 4x more depression

We're not meant to sit and look at screens our whole lives. 

The good news is that there's a work-around:

I've kept this post short so you can use the extra time to Do something. 

I really dislike the entire concept of "Exercise" so I find ways to make it more interesting. The first way to enjoy "Exercise" is to reframe the entire concept. I prefer to re-frame it and call it something like "Build a healthy body". Now that's something I can relate to. 

"Exercise" gets a bad rap when it's talked about in reference to the pain of exercise being a good thing: "Pain is weakness leaving the body" and "No Pain, No Gain" and so on ad nauseam. I much prefer to do it until it feels good rather than until it hurts. That way, I'll do more of it... because it feels good!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Chatter: The Voice in our head, and how to harness it


You're not alone...

You know that voice in your head, the one that keeps asking what if questions and doesn't give you a moment's peace, especially when you're trying to get some sleep or do some real work or just trying to relax... you know, like all the time!

This book is about that voice, and some real research that has been done and what it tells us that we can do about it, and even make it work for you instead of holding you back, causing anxiety, lack of confidence, etc.

I found this book by accident; it's not something I would normally read. But I was drawn in by the writer's conversational style. 

There was a time in my life when the voice in my head was just as described, and I was spiraling downward, finally ending in divorce, bankruptcy, and cancer. That was a time of some serious chatter going on. 

I knew that my survival depended on ending the habitual negative thinking. I escaped that negative voice in my head and started back on the road to success. Some of the things I did are mentioned in the book, so I can validate a lot of it. Additional techniques are mentioned, based on new research.

If you have been wishing that voice in your head would just shut up and play something more productive, then this book is for you.