Topic: Rumination and Stuff.
Empirical Ideas for dealing with it:
(Self compassion etc.) http://self-compassion.org/wp-content/u … r_2015.pdf
(Distraction) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 … 9308409206
(Broaden and build theory) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broaden-and-build
(Mindfulness and Meditation) https://link.springer.com/article/10.12 … 6abm3301_2
Basically, there's some interesting new ideas wrt dealing with it that aren't just "distract yourself lol". I'm trying to dig into the broaden and build theory a little more as a lifestyle, it seems pretty well empirically supported (as far as psychological theories go anyway lmao), and seems like a useful tool. Or at least interesting stuff.
I'ma read this: http://drsonja.net/wp-content/themes/dr … /L2000.pdf (Read it, it makes good points but it's old, there seems like there's more empirical evidence now.)
I like the idea of the "thought action repertoire" which I'm not super clear on yet, but it seems like it describes *in a specific moment* what a person is capable of doing. Like, if they're in a narrowed state they have a smaller thought action repertoire and may not be able to do as much good shit as they would in a happy state.
This is p good: http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/ … /1449/1379
Positive psychology in general seems really fascinating.
Here's a really good thing https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156609/
Note to self: Look more into adaptive vs mal-adaptive strategies and it's empiricism.