A little while back I read a post on tumblr that talked about executive dysfunction (a problem seen in ADD, autism, and arguably depression and anxiety) in terms of being "stuck" on something, and how to get unstuck. Maybe it was the phrasing and terminology, maybe it's something to do with my mindset, I don't know. But I tried it out and it kinda works.
Last night I told my therapist (who I haven't seen in months) about it, and he was like "Yeah, that's called CBT."
i learned about that shit in college 15 years ago and i didn't actually start to "get" it until now, lol. (To be fair, my first therapist tried to do what I know recognize is CBT, but she was aggressive and abrasive and I was stubborn as hell)
So now I'm gonna use this new enhanced brain genious power on other stuff, like drinking (which I kinda started doing again, not as bad as before, but I know I'm better off abstaining).
So yeah, optimism +1.