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Animals, Bad, and Cats: vet-and-wild The weird wavs l 've accidentally trained my cat to wake me up I can't stand animals that are obnoxious in the mornings when they want to get up and be fed. So, l've taken a pretty hard stance on ignoring obnoxious morning behavior to avoid reinforcing it. However, Garrus is a very fast learner, and he's noticed that there's a few things I'm really bad at ignoring. I've created the most bizarre alarm 1. Chowing on my phono oord. Ho only dooo it in tho morning when he wants me to get up. I've never seen him do it any other time. It's really hard for me to ignore my cat chewing on something plugged into an outlet. And so I have accidentally trained him to chew on it when I'm being stubborn and I don't want to get out of bed. Solution: unplug the phone and go back to sleep. 2. Swatting at my curtains. He likes to do it when he has the night zoomies and l'm trying to sleep instead of giving him attention. It's a really annoying sound. Like, REALLY annoying. And in my half-asleep state, my initial response was to grumble and tell him to knock it off. Didn't work so well for a cat that is doing an obnoxious behavior to get attention He didn't care that I was yelling at him-he was getting the attention he wanted. The one time l was just too exhausted to deal with him and didn't respond, he gave up pretty quickly. That'o whon I roalizod ho'd boon playing mo. Now I juot ignore it and he stops pretty fast. 3. Changing the temperature on my snake's HerpStat. I don't even know how he started this one, but one day I was lounging in my bed in the morning and I heard the HerpStat beeping like it does when the temp has been changed. And l panicked because I didn't want my snake being burnt to a crisp! Big mistake. My sudden movement out of bed reinforced Garrus, and for the next few days l'd wake up to beeping. I don't know if he was biting it, or nudging it, or what but my attempts to scold him only caused him to make happy "murrrrp" noises because I was acknowledging his presence. I have now placed the HerpStat in a high open drawer so he can't reach it. But I'm still kind of in shock that he learned to do this. Little punk. l think Pavlov is laughing at me clickercake Accidentally reinforced behaviors are an absolute riot clickerpunk Omg my mornings are EXACTLY like this. But my cat has discovered that if she scratches the floor i shoot out of bed because i dont want her peeing on the floor or something.. The moment i sit up in bed she goes "brrrp!" because im awake.. Damn smart cats Source: vet-and-wild 287 notes Cat training

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Bad, Fucking, and Future: counsellorsuggestion stop insulting yourself. it doesn't help. rottentrauma But what if it's true counsellorsuggestion it still doesn't help. you can call yourself as many names as you want, but it won't make you a better, happier, healthier or kinder person. punishment doesn't work. only positive reinforcement does. be kind to yourself and get better counsellorsuggestion #but like#what should i do instead??#i know i shouldnt insult myself but also theres nothing to compliment imho#thats my predicament try speaking neutrally about yourself! you fucking idi- it's not that big a mistake. you're worthle-it's okay." you'll never amount to-well, i'm doing alright, i guess." ever heard the phrase "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"? that applies not to just to others but to yourself as well. it's better to think neutrally or not at all than negatively. and once you've got into the habit of that, it's much easier to move to uplifting yourself priboltao this is EXTREMELY hard to do when you hate yourself Cause it's like, there's these two separate people in my head and one of then hates the other SOMUCH that given the chance, it would kill the other, literally murder it but it can't so it just HAS to say as many bad things as it can cause it's the only outlet I see where you're coming from, but it is extremely hard. anipendragon Of course it's hard If it was easy we wouldn't need to do it. If it was easy we wouldn't be giving people tips on how to do it. If it was easy we wouldn't be struggling with the monsters in our minds, day in and day out Why wouldn't it be hard? That's WHY we have to try. That's WHY we have to keep fighting. That's WHY you keep pushing and working with it. Because if you do, it gets a little easier. If you do, you path the way for your future self, if you do, you start to see why we have to do it. Of course its hard. Do you know how long I've hated myself? Do you know how hard it was to start doing this? Do you know how hard it was to put down the knife and the pills and pick up the phone, pick up my soul, three separate times in six years? Do you know how many more times I had to lock myself away to try and fight off the demons and the monsters? Of course it's fucking hard. But that's not a reason to give up. That's the reason to keep fighting. If it wasn't hard, we wouldn't be ill If it wasn't hard, we wouldn't be tired If it wasn't hard, we'd all do it. But hard isn't an excuse. It isn't a reason. It's why we have to try I hated myself for twenty fucking years. I am finally starting to like myself. I'm finally starting to be able to pick up myself and go "no, this isn't a big deal, I can keep going." So of course I see where you're coming from-you're coming from where I was, two years ago, three years ago, four years ago, five, six, seven, eight years ago. And that's why I reblogged this. That's why I believe in this. Because honestly? No matter how much that little voice says "you're worthless", you can keep saying "Tm all right, i guess." and eventually, that starts to work. And it can take months, it can take years, but fucking hell it works. Because you find these teeny tiny reasons to live, to find worth, to enjoy yourself You find reasons to breathe and reasons to get the rest of the help you need. Of course it's hard. If it was easy, it wouldn't be calling "battling mental illness", after all Fuente: counsellorsuggestion 10,036 notas Its a direct order, soldier.
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Bad, Books, and Candy: The creative writing classatmy school is writing children's books. This is a list the teacher made of books not to write. 1. You are Different and That's Bad 2. The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables 3. Dad's New Wife Greg 4. Fun Four-letter Words to Know and Share 5. Hammers, Screwdrivers and Scissors: An "I-Can-Do-It Book 6. The Kids Guide to Hitchhiking 7. Kathy Was So Bad Her Mommy Stopped Loving Her 8 Curious George and the High-Voltage Fence 9. All Cats Go to Hell 10. The Little Sissy Who Snitched 11. Some Kittens Can Fly 12, That's It: I'm Putting You Up for Adoption 13. Grandpa Gets a Casket 14. The Magic World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator 15. Garfield Gets Feline Leukemia 16. The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy 17. Strangers Have the Best Candy 18. Whining, Kicking and Crying to Get your Way 19. You were an Accident 20. Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will 21 Popl Goes the Hamster. And Other Great Microwave Games 22. The Man in the Moon is Actually Satan 23. Your Nightmares Are Real 24. Where Would You Like to be Buried? 25. Eggs. Toilet Paper, and Your School 26. Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be Friends? 27 Places Where Mommy and Daddy Hide Neat Things 28. Daddy Drinks Because You Cry 29. The Surprise at the Bottom of the Pool 30. Making Grown-Up Friends On the Internet 31. 101 Fun Games To Play in the Road 32. You Can't Help It If You're Stupid 33. Patty Went Splati (Don't YOU Forget Your Seatbelt) 34. Bullies Deserve To Die 35. Go to Your Room: Mommy's Got A New Baby To Love 36 Timmy's The Wrong Color To Be your Friend 37. I Dare You! 101 Challenges To Prove You're Not A Sissy 38. Trixie Goes to the Big City srsfunny:Books That Should Probably Never Be Written

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