Mentally Preparing for the Future

Hi! I hope you’re ready to sit back and relax while we talk about the future. A friend of mine recently told me that to feel better about the world and their current situation, they just stopped thinking about the future, and instead focused entirely on the present. That inspired me to make this episode, where I really dive into how I look at the future, how it’s probably not the most productive way to do it, but how I’m hoping to change my mindset to be a more happy individual. The future can always look scary, especially when you have so many things that you hope to accomplish in life, but taking it one step at a time, knowing that what you’re doing is the best thing for you in the moment, is probably the best way to fend off those fears. Thanks for listening.

I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people.

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The Importance of Education

Past Scott would beat me up for this episode, but I have to admit that education is awesome. No matter why you learn, whether it’s to become better in your field of expertise, beat someone in trivia, or develop a higher sense of understanding in the world, learning is great. It’s an amazing way to show and feel personal growth, while also seeing the world in a way that you may not have considered before. I used to hate school and dreaded going to class every day to see people there that were smarter than me, but now, I crave learning and think that furthering your education, no matter the medium, is a valuable, life-changing experience.

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Setting Deadlines for Yourself

Okay, hear me out with this one. No one likes deadlines, I know. At work or school, they stress you out. If you miss one, it can feel very defeating. But dang, when you accomplish whatever deadline you have, it feels pretty good. That’s what this episode is all about! Setting realistic deadlines for yourself is a great way to give yourself a reason to get out of bed and do something. In the past, I’ve talked about setting the goal of simply getting out of bed and showering, and although that is a worthwhile and very difficult goal on some days, it’s important to have other things that keep kicking you in the butt to keep moving forward, too. If you don’t you might not be able to find a way to move beyond simply getting up and showering.

I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people.

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Looking Forward to the Next…

The next what, you may ask? Well, the next… anything! It’s not always easy to keep pushing forward through whatever you’re dealing with. Life can be a bit bipolar, so sometimes it’ll treat you like royalty, and other times it’ll do it’s best to keep you down. When it’s trying to keep you down, I think it’s best to find something in the world that makes you excited, whether it’s a TV show, new video game release, or the fact that you’re having chicken salad for dinner (which I’m having on Wednesday, so I’m pretty stoked.) There are so many things in the world and your future that you can look forward to, so let’s take a dive into what they are, and how you can use them to push through the dark times.

I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people.

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When Your Motivation Takes a Vacation

We all know the feeling. You feel inspiration to chase something new and exciting in your life, and the second you get ready to work on it, the motivation disappears. This thing that was driving you mere seconds ago is gone, and now you feel empty and directionless, a fleeting feeling in its place. That’s what this episode is about. I talk about what happens when the motivation vanishes without the courtesy of saying goodbye, and you’re left with nothing but the desire to lay in bed and eat chips.

I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people.

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Destiny: What Does It Mean for You?

I’m not a superstitious person, but the concept of destiny has always interested me. Feeling that you have this purpose set for you by someone or something is easy to believe, especially because finding direction in life is arguably one of the most difficult things that a person can do – but that doesn’t mean that destiny, or your purpose, can’t change as you grow older and experience more of the world and humanity. In this episode, I talk about destiny, and how it’s much more malleable than you’d think.

I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people.

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I’m Publishing a Book!

My book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, comes out THIS FRIDAY! It’s been a long process, from writing, editing, cover design, formatting, and everything else that goes into self-publishing a book, I’m glad to say that this project is wrapping up and launching! I’ve been excited about getting this thing out there for years, and it’s finally happening. This feels like a massive milestone for me, and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. In this episode, I talk about what it took to make this bad boy, and how it’s helped my mental health. Thank you for your continued support, and I hope you like the book!

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Bitter With the Sweet

Ya know, not everything in the world is great (as I’m sure you’ve already noticed.) That doesn’t make the world bad or terrible to live on, but it means that there are some less than perfect things that happen, whether it’s a dispute between you and a friend, some burnt mac n’ cheese because you forgot to add water to the Kraft you were microwaving, or you have a dog that WON’T STOP BITING YOUR SHOE LACES NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU TELL HER NOT TO, but I digress. Not everything will be great, but as the great musician, Carole King, said, “you’ve got to take the bitter with the sweet.” In this episode, I dive into what that actually means.

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What It Takes to Be Happy

Ever wonder what the “Scott McKinney Solution to Happiness” (Patent Pending) is? Well here it is in all of its glory! But for real, I talk about what combination of things make me happy, how I discovered this magical combo, and how with work and hope, you can find what things you need to feel better too. Plus, my book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, is coming out on Friday, July 17th, so please check it out then!

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Stop and Smell the Roses

There are a ton of things happening in the world right now, and they’re things that many of us likely never expected in our lifetimes, our kid’s lifetimes, or even our grandkid’s lifetimes. There is a lot going on, but that doesn’t mean that we need to be caught in the endless streams of overwhelming news that’s coming at us from all directions. In this episode, I talk about what’s making me happy right now, and what you can do to find some happiness in your own life.

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The World as We Know It

It’s a weird time to be alive. There are protests all over, COVID-19 is still being a butthead, and the rate at which unexpecting things happen doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. This podcast is about mental health, and topics such as the riots are very polarizing, but this is a safe space. I tried my best to give my honest opinions about everything that’s happening and how I feel I should react to it all, along with how I’m trying to find the bright side. It’s a hard time for everyone, and focusing on mental health is more important than ever. Thanks for listening and I hope this can make you feel even the tiniest bit better, or at least show you a new perspective.

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Is Acceptable Madness… Unacceptable?

In this episode, I (metaphorically) strip down and look at my naked body in the mirror and ask myself about what I’m doing with Acceptable Madness, and what I could be doing better. In the process, I decided to create a secondary brand/channel/thing called Unacceptable Madness where I post non-mental health related content so that I don’t clutter my Acceptable Madness feeds with random stuff that some people don’t like. Thanks for your patience as I work to understand my brand, and I hope you appreciate all of the upcoming changes.

Also, I’m having to experiment with a bunch of different changes, like a different computer, desk setup and all sorts of other things, so if the audio doesn’t sound as good this time around, I apologize, and will work to make it better in the future. Any insight that you give helps, so please let me know what you think.

I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people.

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Sooo, I Got Engaged

Whoa, I’m engaged! That’s pretty exciting, right? Being in a committed Whoa, I’m engaged! That’s pretty exciting, right? Being in a committed relationship is something that I never thought I’d be able to do, let alone get engaged. In this episode, I talk about the super unromantic way I started the proposal, the proposal itself, and how I overcame countless fears and embraced a long-term relationship (and sexy fiancée.)

I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people.

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