The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Who Am I?


I took an on-line quiz a while ago and here are the findings:

I often feel tired or have low-energy
I find myself getting angry, irritated, restless, or frustrated easily
I think I’ve lost my sense of humor
I often feel ashamed
I lose my temper easily
I get into a lot of arguments
I have lost interest in people and things I used to enjoy
I feel isolated
I often feel completely overwhelmed by life
I often feel guilty,
I often feel that no one cares about me
I often feel that my life is meaningless
I frequently feel sad, emotionally empty, or just can’t bring myself to care about things
I sometimes cry for no reason
I think about death frequently
I have trouble concentrating or remembering things
I have trouble making decisions or choices

The above are obviously not good.  I very much dislike who I am and how I am at the moment.  The above are NOT the way I wanted to become.  I hate this.  I detest this.

I have to screw up the energy and courage and stick-to-it-iveness  to fight back against this b*llsh*t.  I have to treat the above assinine thoughts and feelings like an enemy that needs to be annihilated.  It seems impossible to do, but I have to fight back against those feelings so I can feel content and at peace again.  I miss who I used to be.  I want to be him again.

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  • I frequently feel tired or have low-energy
  • I find myself getting angry, irritated, restless, or frustrated easily
  • I think I’ve lost my sense of humor
  • I find myself spending a lot of time at work as a way of avoiding doing other things
  • I drink too much or abuse drugs or prescription medication
  • I take unnecessary risks (such as driving too fast, extreme sports, or unprotected sex)
  • I often feel ashamed
  • I don’t take good care of myself or go to the health care provider even when I know there’s something wrong
  • I lose my temper easily or have been verbally or physically abusive to someone close to me
  • I get into a lot of arguments
  • I have a history of broken relationships
  • I can’t seem to stay at a job more than a year
  • I have lost interest in people and things I used to enjoy (such as work, activities, friendships, and sex)
  • I have sleep problems (either falling asleep, getting up early and not being able to get back to sleep, or oversleeping)
  • I feel isolated and avoid spending time with family and friends
  • I often feel completely overwhelmed by life
  • I often feel guilty, that no one cares about me, or that life is worthless
  • I have lost a lot of weight recently without trying
  • I am frequently late to work, school, or appointments
  • I frequently feel sad, emotionally empty, or just can’t bring myself to care about things
  • I sometimes cry for no reason
  • I think about death or killing myself
  • I have trouble concentrating or remembering things
  • I have trouble making decisions or choices
  • People describe me as cold or aloof
  • I have few or no close friends
  • My children are afraid of me
  • I have frequent headaches, chronic pain, or stomach trouble that doesn’t seem to ever go away and doesn’t respond to ordinary treatment.
  • - See more at: http://www.toughtimessd.org/get-informed/symptoms#sthash.u64Kzd8k.dpuf

  • frequently feel tired or have low-energy
  • I find myself getting angry, irritated, restless, or frustrated easily
  • I think I’ve lost my sense of humor
  • I find myself spending a lot of time at work as a way of avoiding doing other things
  • I drink too much or abuse drugs or prescription medication
  • I take unnecessary risks (such as driving too fast, extreme sports, or unprotected sex)
  • I often feel ashamed
  • I don’t take good care of myself or go to the health care provider even when I know there’s something wrong
  • I lose my temper easily or have been verbally or physically abusive to someone close to me
  • I get into a lot of arguments
  • I have a history of broken relationships
  • I can’t seem to stay at a job more than a year
  • I have lost interest in people and things I used to enjoy (such as work, activities, friendships, and sex)
  • I have sleep problems (either falling asleep, getting up early and not being able to get back to sleep, or oversleeping)
  • I feel isolated and avoid spending time with family and friends
  • I often feel completely overwhelmed by life
  • I often feel guilty, that no one cares about me, or that life is worthless
  • I have lost a lot of weight recently without trying
  • I am frequently late to work, school, or appointments
  • I frequently feel sad, emotionally empty, or just can’t bring myself to care about things
  • I sometimes cry for no reason
  • I think about death or killing myself
  • I have trouble concentrating or remembering things
  • I have trouble making decisions or choices
  • People describe me as cold or aloof
  • I have few or no close friends
  • My children are afraid of me
  • I have frequent headaches, chronic pain, or stomach trouble that doesn’t seem to ever go away and doesn’t respond to ordinary treatment.
  • - See more at: http://www.toughtimessd.org/get-informed/symptoms#sthash.u64Kzd8k.dpuf

  • frequently feel tired or have low-energy
  • I find myself getting angry, irritated, restless, or frustrated easily
  • I think I’ve lost my sense of humor
  • I find myself spending a lot of time at work as a way of avoiding doing other things
  • I drink too much or abuse drugs or prescription medication
  • I take unnecessary risks (such as driving too fast, extreme sports, or unprotected sex)
  • I often feel ashamed
  • I don’t take good care of myself or go to the health care provider even when I know there’s something wrong
  • I lose my temper easily or have been verbally or physically abusive to someone close to me
  • I get into a lot of arguments
  • I have a history of broken relationships
  • I can’t seem to stay at a job more than a year
  • I have lost interest in people and things I used to enjoy (such as work, activities, friendships, and sex)
  • I have sleep problems (either falling asleep, getting up early and not being able to get back to sleep, or oversleeping)
  • I feel isolated and avoid spending time with family and friends
  • I often feel completely overwhelmed by life
  • I often feel guilty, that no one cares about me, or that life is worthless
  • I have lost a lot of weight recently without trying
  • I am frequently late to work, school, or appointments
  • I frequently feel sad, emotionally empty, or just can’t bring myself to care about things
  • I sometimes cry for no reason
  • I think about death or killing myself
  • I have trouble concentrating or remembering things
  • I have trouble making decisions or choices
  • People describe me as cold or aloof
  • I have few or no close friends
  • My children are afraid of me
  • I have frequent headaches, chronic pain, or stomach trouble that doesn’t seem to ever go away and doesn’t respond to ordinary treatment.
  • - See more at: http://www.toughtimessd.org/get-informed/symptoms#sthash.u64Kzd8k.dpuf

    4 Comments:

    Blogger forsythia said...

    You sound clinically depressed to me. Been there, done that. Getting a prescription for an anti-depressant from a trained professional can be enormously helpful. You could feel better in as little as 3 weeks. Don't fool around with this, waiting to feel better. Also, don't be so hard on yourself. You're kicking yourself when you're down. Please stop.

    Tuesday, 07 April, 2015  
    Blogger sad king billy (pilgrim) said...

    alcohol is a good servant but a very bad master.

    Tuesday, 07 April, 2015  
    Blogger BBC said...

    I would change jobs and explore other adventures, like my moving to Texas.

    Tuesday, 07 April, 2015  
    Blogger amelia said...

    I'm with Forsythia. Get yourself to a doctor and stop drinking. Alcohol is a depressant and long term will make you feel much worse.

    Thursday, 09 April, 2015  

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