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Do You Ever Feel Like Your Brain Has Melted Away?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Dan Da Man, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    I swear, some days I just feel like my brain is pure mush. Ill go outside and relax come back and its still in mush mode. Other days I feel like it is in "i can accomplish anything mode"! What gives?

    I love IM and everything about it and this forum for giving me the light to everything that I have ever wanted in my life. I am truly greatful.. But, I think once I get to a point where I can relax, I may never want to see a computer again! haha.

    Btw I was never your hard core gamer, nerd type so for those of you out there, the computer holds a different meaning to you then me. Im a surfer, adventurer type who loves to get away from the cave. Once I get that success, I will say bye bye to this machine that sucks you in from time to time.

    Dan
     
  2. bushbabie21

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    Very interesting...i tend to get in mush mode when i am waiting for tasks to do...for instance, right now i am waiting on a coder for one project, a writer for another project, etc ...so all i can do is wait and that kills me. Perhaps its about training your brain to stay engaged.
     
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    I gambled online for about 12 hours straight yesterday and I felt the same way. I get like that when I'm in the zone doing something on the PC or a video game for more than 4 hours and then it doesn't go away until I wake up the next day normally. I can't even hold a proper conversation most of the time when I'm like that. Oh well, I'm grinding...
     
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    Ya i felt my brain has melted when all my adsense were banned and paypal account was also restricted....:)
     
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    If I sleep to much or sleep too little I also feel the same way. Or if I work too much. Everything in too much quantity is bad. There should be a balance of sleep/work/fun and you have to balance your daily regime in order to feel good.
     
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    Dan, without going into too much details.. I can tell you that i feel exactly the same as you.
    Sometimes I can work for 2 days straight, but then I get the overdrive and can't do nothing right for at least a day - brainmushed :)
    And the PC, If I could I'd sit in front of it once every week tops ;)
     
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    Your name fits perfectly with this thread!
     
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  8. bigeazy

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    Ahhh I feel ya bro.

    Sometimes you just wanna break away from everything. When I get mushy I try and do some active stuff like go to the gym.. not much else to do besides the typical wearing a plaid shirt, shotgunning a beer and chopping down wood for my fireplace up here at the north pole in Canada.

    Hey dude are you in San Diego? Man I would be at the beach 24/7!
     
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    It happens man...

    I think it happens mostly because of the heavy levels of concentration we need when doing IM. Sometimes I'll be so concentrated depending on the project I'm working on that 6-8 hours will pass before I even realize a "normal persons" average workday has already come and gone, while I feel like I'm just getting started on my way to my normal 16-18 hour workday.

    I tend to work most productively with 1 solid day on at 16-18 hours, followed by just checking stats the following morning and then taking off for a motorcycle ride in the mountains, or doing some fishing the rest of the day. That seems to work best for me anyway, it seems to keep me out of mush mode.
     
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  10. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Well I was but moved back in with the parents to get shit off the ground. Was there about six months ago. But yeah, it was way too hard to want to work when there are girls in thongs lying on the beach. Way too many distractions. My drive is to get back to girls in thongs on the beach haha.

    Canada? Sounds mighty cold up there. Any girls in bikinis up there?
     
  11. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Totally man! That is where I am out. Training outsourcers and doing a bunch of boring shit waiting for people to finish things. You feel like you should be doing something but your waiting on others to get it going.

    It makes me want to start another project but then I am sure the brain mush overload would kick in :)
     
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    "Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being."
    - Orison Marden
     
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    Best solution is shock treatment. Will get you back to winning mode...but its for a short time 2-3 hours max then again mush. Just do something you have never done,feel the thrill and you are on.
     
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    I know where you're coming from man, I lived with my moms a few years back when I was getting my career/business set up offline and I was really lucky too, financial markets were booming, specially mortgages which got me needed capital to expand. Instead of buying a bmw with extra funds I set up a brick and mortar/office location. Always reinvest as efficiently as you can.

    At the beginning, getting that snowball rolling can be tough, specially early on. But once you get it going... oh its so worth it.

    Ahh the chicks here... two thumbs down. I been to LA, New York, Miami, Europe, etc, Great sight seeing all over the place, mounds and mounds, just beautiful stuff.

    Eventually I wanna end up in LA/SoCal or someplace warm, maybe in a few years. Too much work right now.
     
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    Dude I'm a computer nerd to the max and my brain still feels like mush after starin at the screen for too long. Wiz's quote is right on it. Gotta find the balance. Sometimes a good surf sesh keeps it copacetic.
     
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    yea, always after few days partying str8 and sleeping 2 hours/day at most, that's when you start to shake because of exhaustion and you feel & look like a zombie, happens frequently in summer when there's the time of music festivals with a few 10k people enjoying each other
     
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    if you look anything like your avatar, im not surprise. get some exercise :D
     
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  18. Dan Da Man

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    Ya man, living with the moms is one huge opportunity many will never have. Being able to reinvest almost everything really speeds up that process.

    Sounds like you have been all over. I can't wait to see the world. San Diego is an amazing hub spot to come back to, but I need to see what the world has to offer outside this cave
     
  19. Dan Da Man

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    Great quote! I think it is finding that balance is the hard part. I know I need to have fun, but I have too much drive and motivation I just want to keep working. Still searching for that perfect balance
     
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    Only after another newbie asks the same question without using the search function.