Tereza Okava wrote:I know that there are many, many, cool things in this thread that merit a more thorough and intelligent response, but the first thing that jumps to mind is an article I read recently entitled "Iron Is the New Cholesterol" that left me thinking about the whole iron thing a LOT. (after some tattoos, surgery, and travel to problematic regions, I haven't donated blood in about 2 years, and I'm getting itchy to do so.)
You might find it interesting.
paul wheaton wrote:
Travis Johnson wrote: Like you, I have incredibly high iron. Interestingly blood-Letting is the only way to alleviate it, even in 2019!
But what causes it? You never really got into that, so I thought I might add to the conversation...
I wrote about it a few years ago
I donated blood a bunch of times and felt way better. And then I had my blood tested again and I was fine.
So, donating blood is probably safer than trying to get into a bunch of knife fights.
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I don't know if it is physical or psychological, but there are times I feel like I can't start doing certain things, allthough the are high on the priority list. It could even be because they are high on that list ...
And fear/anxiety are from sympathetic activation, which then causes the protective reflex to not dive into what can be taxing on the system, unless we get to do the challenging task with somebody.
Nina Jay wrote:A big energy sucker for me, the biggest by far, is relationship trouble.
Nina Jay wrote:For me the most efficient solution is do wake up early. Another energy peak for me is about 18 o'clock
Have you noticed any rhythm in your energy/ concentration/ getting stuff done -levels?
paul wheaton wrote:The very most important part of this bit of writing is that by defining "the P key issue" I have given a problem a bit of tangibility. It is less of a ghost that is haunting me, and more of a physical entity I can now wrestle it to the ground.
...Despite being the very highest priority, I kept working on everything besides that. ... Poof - it's done. 20 minutes.
"The P key issue" is where there is some sort of bizarre, psychological block that gets triggered from time to time. The P key issue has a volume knob on it, and it can be turned up or down by certain foods or life choices. At the same time, pair programming crushes the P key issue every time.
Dave Burton wrote:For me, a lot of this comes down to fear and anxiety. Also, for me, some of it comes down to joy and fulfillment, too.
Jay Angler wrote:Another Vitamin 'gotcha' for us northern people is Vitamin D3.
I did some sunbathing and things got better.