I am addicted to life… sadly also to some other substances. My dad was an addict, his dad was an addict and I am the proud continuation. I said this blog is honest, therefore I am honest.

  1. Dopamine, that is why I take Olanzapine
  2. Caffeine, because of Olanzapine
  3. Nicotine, because of Caffeine
  4. Herbal tea because of Nicotine

I am addicted to sugar, and it is not healthy. I will work on it later, not because I am procrastinating, but because this is not my immediate problem.

I am addicted to caffeine. Not in a “haha that is totally me” way. On the brink of 2023, I drank the equivalent of 8 cups a day and eventually, I crashed and burned.

”I need to reduce the intake and I will once I get most of this website done.”

That is how I crashed and burned.

Be mindful about drugs

I was ever only able to bang out this whole thing in like a week because I drank enough caffeine to power the entire globe 🌍 for a whole minute. See, that was a joke.

The website and the page you are reading right now almost killed me twice already. I was in the hospital for 3 months, yo. And I got dangerously close in 2024 again.

Coffee is a great pick-me-up; but a terrible master. Getting high on caffeine should not be normalized, it’s another thick capitalist use to keep the workforce more productive. tin foil hat moment, lol.

Breaking the habit. Good song with an ultimately sad ending.

One of the key components to productivity is kinda obvious, simple, you heard it elsewhere — don’t drink alcohol. Drink a lot of water. Not Nestlé, never Nestlé. If you are using Reddit, join r/hydrohomies, it’s a wholesome community about water.

I am(?) an alcoholic. One of the biggest mistakes of my life was trying to solve alcoholism alone and it was only friends who helped me to get out of the rut. That’s it. Don’t try to fight it alone, please.

I tried, but I was arrogant, stubborn, and dumb. I lost so many friends (but also potential enemies, so I guess I have that going for me) years of my life to alcohol. It is nice in small doses but terrible in quantities. Just like consumerism.

If you have a problem with drinking now, you had it before and you think it might return back… Oh boy, it will. And in my case, it always got worse. That is why I only drink beer now. It is still better to not drink at all, but I live in Czechia, kinda hard to avoid. I think you can get beer cheaper here than a bottle of water. Again, fuck Nestlé.

Reach out to someone you trust. Not me, please. Someone who is your friend. Admit it to them; tell them you have a shit relationship with alcohol, that you don’t remember who you are or what you do when you drink. Look for solutions. Together. Have an honest talk with someone you trust won’t fuck you over when you tell the naked truth.

If you do not drink or have a healthy relationship with alcohol, good for you. I didn’t.

Alcohol is a good solution in chemistry. You can melt glue with alcohol. Do you think it is healthy to drink a lot of it? I am not a chemist or a doctor, but that shit can’t possibly be good for you.

It is arguably the most lethal legal drug.

I am not qualified to give you medical advice, so turn to your doc. Idk. But don’t let alcohol ruin your life.

I was not planning on solving addiction on this page, but here we are. As I said in the beginning we all have our addictions, like it or not.

I bet you like food just as much as I do, even though our diet is probably different. I am shit vegan, not judging anyone who isn’t.

Manage the drugs. And stay the fuck away from opiates. I do not think I ever had them, but I am scared of them.

Again… I am not a doctor and some other not doctors would tell you, that getting a prescription can help you with depression. Zach Holman is one of the first people who joined GitHub as an engineer, and he has an arguably healthy opinion on opiates.

I do not know what he takes, do not ask him or bother him if you do not need to, but read his blog. He is a funny guy; he has a healthy relationship with swearing, like me.

Talent and a great blogger. I love his blog. Subscribe to him, and buy his merch I am not sure what he is up to these days. But he wrote the single most important blog post (for me) I ever read on the Internet. The depression thing. Zach, if you are reading this, thank you, man. You are my rock.

So yeah, my secret to productivity is to drink less alcohol. Arguably, the whole concept of complete sobriety is more of an attempt to keep addicts addicted than a real solution. Tinfoil moment .

I never went to AAA meetings and maybe I should. Idk. Try it yourself, or don’t. If that is a thing 🫵 you need. I am not a rapper. Or a doctor.

If you struggle with Alcohol, please get help, please do not ask me to help you because I truly don’t think it is my place to do so.

You can achieve extraordinary things drunk. Rick & Morty is a living example of that. But Rick & Morty is not good because of alcohol, it is good despite it. Arguably.

This whole fucking page is a plead of an internet stranger to another internet stranger about addiction.

Dong Lover, PhD.

Addictions are hampering your progress and I do not think humans have a final, complete, and scientifically sound solution to solve alcoholism. Yet. I’m cautiously optimistic that we will get there.

In the meantime, you can read about the findings of the longest-running scientific study on the planet, I think it was written by someone at Harvard. It talks about happiness as well.

Being happy with who you are and building something you like is how you are productive. I can’t possibly distill this any further. If you think you lack motivation, read my piece on that.

Some of the most productive motherfuckers I met on this planet know this. It is arguably the reason they became successful and rich.

I want to join the ranks, be famous, like really big. Like having your own Wikipedia page big. It is my ambition.

I reduced my alcohol intake. I am in a constant loop of telling you to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol. From the bottom of my heart, I think everyone who had a sip should.

Now go get them, tiger. I wrote this whole page in one breath, which took me 45 minutes, and another couple of hours of editing. I will do everything in my power to help. Unlock that for yourself. Drink less. Stop drinking. Drink a lot (not). I am not your mom. You are an adult. I hope.

If you are not an adult, definitely 100% do not drink. I wrote that knowing kids will be kids and they will not listen, but I tried my best.

I do not think all drugs are bad, but I think they are arguably not something you should take before your brain fully develops.

I was drinking from a young age, just like my biological dad. He left my mom and me on the street with nothing. And my mom drinks as well. My grandpa drank. Alcoholism is rampant, it is a scourge and I am happy I tackled this bullshit myself.

Now go get ’em, tiger.

If you want to get motivated, you can read my opinion on productivity and motivation.

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