Everyday NhanSense – Day 22

Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 22’s Topic: Brainstorming.
First off, I want to throw out some apologies in case some of my blog posts this past week in particular have been a bit too dour or anything like that. I would like to pretend that everything is A-OK for me at the moment, but they’re not. Things suck, so I don’t want to sugarcoat it.

It’s something I have picked up over the years. When the going gets tough, hiding from your problems doesn’t make the issues disappear. They still will be waiting for you at the end of the day, unless of course you do something about them.

During those particular days where a lot of my options are exhausted, it goes back to something I keep telling myself – “Spend more time brewing and less time brooding.” If you have the time and energy to sulk, feel depressed or whatever negative-filled activity you could subject yourself through, don’t.

Instead, and this is a big INSTEAD, convert those grim feelings toward something productive and positive.

For instance, a random thing I have found myself doing a lot in the past two months is just getting an old-fashioned notebook and then jotting things down by pen. Oh my gosh! It’s so retro! Writing something by hand!

How absurd … How absurd!

But hey, whatever works will suffice. That’s the way I see it.

Anyway, I find myself just scribbling random notes and tidbits down all the time. It could just be simple plans for the next day or they could be me brainstorming stuff up for various concepts I want to develop or pursue.

And other times, they’re just little notes like the one below.


“Scrubs find scapegoats.” If my chicken scratch wasn’t legible or anything.

So “Scrubs find scapegoats” is really straightforward. Scrub is a slangy term gamers like to call someone who is a bit trashy as far as skills go. In particular, a scrub often finds a scapegoat, a fall guy … just something else to point the finger at other than themselves.

So when you apply this quote to everyday life, it just means to stop finding excuses for yourself. I have applied this train of thought to my gaming, and I definitely have improved a lot when I just focused on fine-tuning my own techniques and tactics.

Now, if I could apply this to real-life scenarios, I’d be golden.

This is why brainstorming is such a healthy outlet. It gets the gears in your head turning, you emotionally feel less bummed out about everything and you can just, well, live a bit happier than normal.

In a sense, it’s why I have brainstormed a lot of quotes that I have come up on my own to get me through those really tiring and challenging periods in life.

This was one a friend of mine said he remembered me uttering a lot that he thinks about as well …

“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

Again, it’s pretty straightforward. Your “vibe” is just how you go through each day. Are you happy, sad, mad or something else? How you shape your vibe is how you go about your very existence.

What’s my vibe at the moment? Well, to be perfectly honest, it’s probably just a bit too tense for my liking. Perhaps even calling it uneasy would be appropriate as well.

I am a bit uncertain about my immediate future, but at the same time I am optimistic that things will turn out all right. As long as I keep focusing on positive messages, I really do think all the rough spots in my situation will pan out ideally.

What can I say? I have been quite the human magnet for motivational quotes of any variety. Who knows? Perhaps one day I can be forever immortalized with a world-changing quote that everyone knows about?

A boy can dream. A boy can dream …

So when you’re feeling gloomy or whatever, brainstorm. Brainstorm up something cool and your worries can at least take a backseat to the wonders that is your mind!

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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