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Poly Land Daily Stories of Life

  • “You Can’t Say Anything These Days”
    by Page on April 15, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen variations on this same theme: Mean comment. Backlash. “You can’t say anything these days.” The post “You Can’t Say Anything These Days” appeared first on Poly Land.

  • How I Keep From Being Easily Offended
    by Page on April 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It’s something I try to keep in mind, particularly when I’m dealing with someone who is being very bitter. Someone who is intent on picking me apart, letting me know my flaws. So eager to find fault that they’ll coax it from even an ambiguous place. The post How I Keep From Being Easily Offended appeared first on Poly Land.

  • I Knew I Was in Trouble When I Got Sick of the Sound of My Own Self-Soothing
    by Page on April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    “You’ll get through this,” I told myself. “It won’t always be that way.” And immediately felt annoyed. The post I Knew I Was in Trouble When I Got Sick of the Sound of My Own Self-Soothing appeared first on Poly Land.

  • Stop Waiting Until Everything Is Perfect to Enjoy Your Life
    by Page on April 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The new normal will still probably be kinda weird for a while. Everything won’t be perfect. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life in the weird “new normal.” The post Stop Waiting Until Everything Is Perfect to Enjoy Your Life appeared first on Poly Land.

  • Most People Think They’re Above Average
    by Page on April 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It’s a fascinating mainstay that pops up again and again in psychological research: Most people think they’re above average. This is statistically impossible. The post Most People Think They’re Above Average appeared first on Poly Land.

  • Science Says This Is What’s Most Important When You Reject Your Partner’s Sexual Advances
    by Page on April 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It can be extremely helpful to make sure you remind your partner that you love them and find them attractive — especially when turning down one of their advances. The post Science Says This Is What’s Most Important When You Reject Your Partner’s Sexual Advances appeared first on Poly Land.

  • That Narrow Place Where You’re Egoistic But Not Egotistic Is Prime Real Estate
    by Page on April 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It’s been hard work learning to take care of myself (and others) without turning into a vain jerk. It’s a trickier balance than most admit. That narrow place where you’re egoistic but not egotistic is prime real estate. The post That Narrow Place Where You’re Egoistic But Not Egotistic Is Prime Real Estate appeared first on Poly Land.

  • You Don’t Think You’re All That Great — But That’s Probably a Good Sign.
    by Page on April 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    All I want to say is this: I know you don’t think you’re all that great — but that’s probably a good sign. The post You Don’t Think You’re All That Great — But That’s Probably a Good Sign. appeared first on Poly Land.

  • I Have Better Success with Tricking Myself to Do Things Than Forcing Myself
    by Page on April 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It takes so much more energy to get back into the groove when you’ve jumped out than it does to just roll in the groove once you’re well seated there. The post I Have Better Success with Tricking Myself to Do Things Than Forcing Myself appeared first on Poly Land.

  • What’s Wrong With Saying Someone Else Took It the Wrong Way
    by Page on April 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It’s something folks who are trying to defend hurtful “jokes” throw out as a quick defense. “You took that the wrong way. Don’t be so sensitive. Can’t you take a joke?” The post What’s Wrong With Saying Someone Else Took It the Wrong Way appeared first on Poly Land.

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