Stream of consciousness, yesterday, why people w/ mental conditions tend to smoke and more

Stream of consciousness

It’s night time. My area is quieter. Fewer cars and fewer people. Silence. One cannot simply listen to music all the time. The brain needs silence, too. I’ve been trying to draw but I lose interest quickly. Listening to outside noises. A car passes by, blasting loud music. I hear music coming from outside. It’s not the car, it’s something bigger. Music stopped. Someone is whistling. I whistle when I’m in a good mood. A dog barks. There’s a park across the street and people take their dogs there.

Yesterday

Drowned the silence in music. My dear music is so good for the soul. But I will return to silence later when it’s even quieter than before. Now it’s time to absorb all these sounds and let my imagination flow. I’m listening to a compilation someone posted on YouTube. It features Hibou, Wild Nothing, Pinkshinyultrablast, DIIV, Yppah etc

I did the exercise challenge, it was a bit hard but it feels good to be tired. I have been doing 25 crunches, exercising my arms and running in the same place. I have two medium sized machines for doing crunches, exercising arms and legs, thighs, too. They were very cheap and they come in handy now. It’s easier to work out this way.

I’ve been drinking plenty of water, tea, and coffee. I have been smoking 2 or 3 cigarettes a day, which is good. I wish I could stop altogether. It’s something I have been putting off but that I have to deal with it one of these days. Smoking is terrible for you but I really like it. People with mental illness tend to smoke more. Every hospital psych ward has a room for smokers and you would see many people there. I found this intro to an article about mental illness and smoking:

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I also found this article about heavy marijuana use and dopamine. I was not happy to read that but it figures.when you overuse something, there are bound to be consequences.

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Author: scarlettcat

Writing as much as I can is my goal. Writing soothes the soul and quiets the mind. There's not much to say about me, my words talk louder than any description that I can make.

10 thoughts on “Stream of consciousness, yesterday, why people w/ mental conditions tend to smoke and more”

      1. I’d suggest it’s just swapping one thing for another, you can kid yourself it’s better for you because they come in children’s flavours but ultimately it’s just as bad I’d say. Problem is because it’s relatively new there haven’t been enough studies around it so to a certain extent it’s a leap into the unknown.All my life I’ve benn good at doing things that are bad for me, I still like doing those but have reached an age where it’s harder to get up if I’ve hammered it the night before, so I’m tending not to as much, this is also one of the reasons I’ve started to blog I guess! Keeps me out of trouble!!

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  1. Stopping smoking is a great goal to work for Scarlett! It sounds like you’ve been making a lot of great changes already. I need to get on the exercise wagon again, so hard to get motivated.

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