#occhat Grabchat – Boredom (7th May 2013)

Thank you to everyone who participated in last night’s (un-boring) chat!

I’d like to add a quote that someone posted in the ‘Mindfulness’ Facebook group in response to my blog post:

 

The Other Side of Boredom

When you are really bored, the best thing you can do is sit down and let yourself experience the boredom more fully. It may not be a deep or satisfying state, but at least you are not indulging in the things with which you usually cover up this kind of experience. Your real state of mind is more nakedly exposed, because for the time being there are no distractions. If you can stay with the experience of boredom, you can try to feel your way through into something deeper, truer, and more spontaneous within yourself.

– Sangharakshita, “Staying with Boredom”

 

Remember to document your participation in this chat as evidence of continuing professional development (check out our OTalk/Occhat and your CPD page), and please share any further thoughts/reflections in the comments below.

 

 

Involved …

@clissa89 @BillWongOT @claireOT @Keeper85 @GillyGorry @pd2ot @Helen_otuk @OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly @robbrooks_uk @kirstyes @Tchamp13 @sophiewearing @Nnikki_Duffy @BPDFFS @Minervabythesea @Thoodles @Dai2584 @darthknitty @sarahahpmh @SherieneHannah @roberTO_OT @CommuneOT @LeonoraOT @AliSeasman @pocketot @quirkygrump

Top resources …

http://shamelessotgeek.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/boredom/
http://otalkocchats.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/occhat-boredom-7th-may-2013/
http://www.slideshare.net/ClaireJones1/final-ot24vx-presentation
http://claireot.wordpress.com/tag/maslows-hiersrchy-of-needs/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocooning
http://dai2584blog.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/well-being-of-one-nation/
http://claireot.wordpress.com/?s=How+to+twitter

Related tags …

#sensorysensitivity #otalk #otuesday #boredom #confessions #24otvx #occupationaltherapy #oftenwhenalone #lackofstimulation #cyberhugs

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@OTalk_Occhat Are you bored tonight?If so come and join our #occhat on boredom and debate the potential role of OT in addressing it http://t.co/67nzx01IED (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:50:52 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat @OTalk_Occhat : Blog post written by @clissa89 on boredom http://t.co/ZMqOYi2fkf #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:52:54 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat It’s @kirstyes on the account tonight, meeting and greeting. Any questions do ask. Remember to follow our code of conduct. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:54:49 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat @clissa should be guiding us through the topic of boredom tonight. Wish her speedy Internet. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:55:47 +0100)
@clissa89 #occhat in 5 minutes: boredom. Has anyone been able to tear themselves away from the gorgeous sunshine and come back inside? #OTuesday (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:57:08 +0100)
@Helen_otuk Good evening all, here for #occhat .(Tue, 07 May 2013 19:57:23 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat hi everyone :)(Tue, 07 May 2013 19:58:12 +0100)
@CharOTReilly good evening #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:58:13 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @clissa89 just about! Was tough but I am here. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:58:21 +0100)
@BPDFFS RT @clissa89 : #occhat in 5 minutes: boredom. Has anyone been able to tear themselves away from the gorgeous sunshine and come back inside? #OTuesday (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:58:32 +0100)
@clissa89 Hi everyone! Having internet trouble today so please bear with me if I’m a bit slow in replying #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:59:03 +0100)
@clissa89 Hi @charOTreilly @nnikki_duffy @helen_otuk @BPDFFS @kirstyes 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:59:30 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @clissa89 that is ok we will not assume you are bored with us… he he #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 19:59:40 +0100)
@clissa89 According to my clock, it’s #occhat time! How’s everyone’s #OTuesday been so far? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:00:10 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat @Nnikki_Duffy @CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk @clissa89 Evening. #occhat is happy to have you all.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:00:24 +0100)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk teehee 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:00:28 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 good… looking forward to end of this week- end of year party on a boat! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:01:10 +0100)
@clissa89 My glamorous assistant for the night is @kirstyes – thank you in advance!!! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:01:15 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 that end of party is probably as anti-thesis for today’s topic. 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:01:31 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 hii! #otuesday so far so good, final VIVAs issued today so been working on that today. Hows your day? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:01:56 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT wow that sounds amazing!! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:02:02 +0100)
@clissa89 @CharOTReilly ooh what’s the topic? I’ve had a bit of a rough day but nice evening 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:02:36 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat @clissa89 shucks. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:03:13 +0100)
@clissa89 Out of curiosity… has anyone here never experienced boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:04:06 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 well hope #occhat will improve your day. #cyberhugs I have a gentleman, 43 he loves saxophone & kyaking, has RA & depression(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:04:33 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 Bored a lot of times- too much time in solitude in my liking. 😦 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:05:18 +0100)
@clissa89 For those of you who have experienced boredom – what has your experience been like? When was the last time you felt bored? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:05:47 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @clissa89 : Out of curiosity… has anyone here never experienced boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:06:02 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT so you are more likely to feel bored if you are alone? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:06:54 +0100)
@clissa89 @CharOTReilly thank you 🙂 that sounds like a really interesting case study! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:07:07 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk Very rarely bored, too much to do! When I am bored I think I feel frustrated.
#occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:07:07 +0100)
@BPDFFS @clissa89 yes all the time #occhat it’s a bad place to be for me, I need to keep busy to distract(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:07:08 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 bored in traffic on my way home from the library this afternoon #veryboring , #lackofstimulation #lackofmeaningfulness #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:07:18 +0100)
@pd2ot Hello #occhat -ers, sorry I’m late – I was at a lovely BBQ :-)(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:07:28 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 yes… because there were times I wish I have a girlfriend in my life. It’d have been more fulfilling #lifeasasingleguy #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:07:45 +0100)
@kirstyes #occhat I’m not entirely sure what boredom is but yet I’ve said I feel bored. Usually means I have too much to do but don’t want doany of it(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:07:55 +0100)
@clissa89 @BPDFFS what kinds of situations do you feel bored in? I do that too – keep busy! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:08:04 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @robbrooks_uk : Very rarely bored, too much to do! When I am bored I think I feel frustrated.
#occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:08:09 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @clissa89 @BillWongOT I do not think I have every experienced boredom when alone. Possibly when doing tedious task? But not sure??? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:08:13 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot we’re honoured that you came in for us! 🙂 glad you had a nice BBQ. What situations do you feel bored in? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:08:31 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Helen_otuk @clissa89 I wonder if you have experienced a boring lecturer in your uni days? That also counts, right? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:08:53 +0100)
@CharOTReilly RT @kirstyes : #occhat I’m not entirely sure what boredom is but yet I’ve said I feel bored. Usually means I have too much to do but don’t want doany of it(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:09:16 +0100)
@clissa89 @robbrooks_uk I’m the same – often too busy to feel bored! But definitely makes me frustrated when I am #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:09:16 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @robbrooks_uk #occhat similar but when I’m bored I think I’m more likely overwhelmed then I can’t be bothered to engage.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:09:33 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk I get bored when doing house work – not stimulating enough. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:09:45 +0100)
@clissa89 @kirstyes someone mentioned this to me earlier – thought that boredom was maybe around some sort of avoidance? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:09:47 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 for me I get bored within occupations that don’t challenge me enough. While I always keep busy I still get bored… #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:10:25 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT @helen_otuk oh yes! (sorry lecturers) my most common boredom-inducing situation: lectures etc where I can’t leave #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:10:25 +0100)
@darthknitty #occhat I’ve been bored recently as stuck in bed with a bad back. Couldn’t sit up to knit 😦 @clissa89 (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:10:29 +0100)
@BillWongOT When I have a boring lecturer, I sometimes will go online and multi-task. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:10:39 +0100)
@kirstyes @clissa89 Yes, maybe, often accompanied by guilt #occhat -Need to just do what I want in those situations.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:10:59 +0100)
@Helen_otuk ok, how do we define boredom? I can get bored of doing a specific tedious task… but I then tend to utilise time to ponder stuff #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:11:03 +0100)
@clissa89 @Nnikki_Duffy can you expand on the overwhelmed point? what makes you overwhelmed? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:11:05 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @robbrooks_uk i agree, seems to be a link between #boredom and #lackofstimulation #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:11:09 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 I got bored during 1st year at uni. I’m now bored with salsa. It’s a bit exhausting always having to keep the interest up! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:11:13 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @kirstyes that will be the case if I find a uni topic disengaging. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:11:18 +0100)
@BPDFFS @clissa89 lots of situations like today in a meeting I lose interest very quickly, I need constant mental stimulation or I get bored #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:11:43 +0100)
@clissa89 @darthknitty that must have been awful 😦 I get bored too when ill/resting!! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:11:59 +0100)
@pd2ot @BPDFFS can definitely relate to that #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:12:28 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT I admit I did this too 😦 I withdraw if I’m bored – sometimes into a task or sometimes somewhere in my head #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:12:32 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @Helen_otuk As now being on “the other side of the fence” as guest lecturer, if I don’t hear laughters, I know I’m boring. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:12:35 +0100)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk @clissa89 @BillWongOT Yes so etching about lack of challenge, or too much challenge? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:12:35 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @pd2ot @clissa89 keeping engaged for me, does require a lot of energy and interest, can be challenging #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:12:46 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot do you get bored after a period of time elapses and then need a change? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:13:07 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk Is boredom a form of occupational deprivation? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:13:32 +0100)
@clissa89 @BPDFFS oh yes meetings….. Yawn!! 😦 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:13:32 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 yes… actually that’s why I made some tweets in my OTD classes this year (honestly admitting the truth). #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:13:36 +0100)
@sophiewearing I tend to find I’m bored when I’m under stimulated,if something isn’t pitched at the right level,or its the wrong activity @clissa89 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:07 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @clissa89 #occhat to much stuff to do, then I can shut down a little.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:08 +0100)
@clissa89 @robbrooks_uk well that’s a whole debate in itself! what do you think? (and everyone else?) #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:12 +0100)
@GillyGorry @clissa89 yes.. Mainly due to feeling restricted by other things and having nothing to do. Not for a long time though #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:35 +0100)
@clissa89 I felt really guilty in lectures – and sorry for lecturers – when I disengaged from the session #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:49 +0100)
@pd2ot @CharOTReilly yep, I s’times find mindfulness helps me tolerate the lower energy/interest stuff -possibly could invest more in that #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:50 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes yes think so, I can get bored of a task but if I utilise time to ponder or think things through then not bored? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:50 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat Good evening @michael_iwama , great to have you at #occhat @clissa89 (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:51 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @clissa89 #occhat I think the word ‘boredom’ can be interpreted different depending on ur experience of it.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:59 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @pd2ot @clissa89 But that’s why I LOVE being able to tweet as I attend OT conferences nowadays- less boredom! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:06 +0100)
@claireOT Hello #occhat ! Just turning up to say that I find recovery/existence with chronic illness can be boring… #sensorysensitivity (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:08 +0100)
@clissa89 @GillyGorry what kinds of things restrict? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:20 +0100)
@Keeper85 #occhat omg hello I actually got up early enough!!(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:20 +0100)
@sophiewearing So when barriers get in the way of engagement? @darthknitty @clissa89 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:24 +0100)
@clissa89 @Nnikki_Duffy I agree – we probably have different experiences and definitions of boredom! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:36 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @sophiewearing I agree that when the task demands do not meet my needs I can get bored #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:49 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot I’m really interested in this idea – spotted in http://t.co/5BwctRcXxY #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:16:04 +0100)
@claireOT Not being able to read, or write, or even watch TV when I’m at my worst means it’s hard to relieve boredom #sensorysensitivity #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:16:06 +0100)
@pd2ot @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @clissa89 #occhat Good point, I’ve yet to experience that. I’m fine with lectures I really enjoy though(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:16:10 +0100)
@BillWongOT @robbrooks_uk good question. I think in a sense it is. I don’t go out much cuz there r some sports that r boring when engaged alone. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:16:24 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot @CharOTreilly I’m often very un-mindful (and irritated!!) when bored 😦 need to work on this. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:16:28 +0100)
@clissa89 @Keeper85 wow that’s impressive!! which situations do you get bored in? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:16:47 +0100)
@GillyGorry @BillWongOT I always tried to sit near the front to keep focus. Can be hard though #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:16:51 +0100)
@claireOT Talking to ppl, going out, crafting, even listening to music can all be too much #sensorysensitivity #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:17:00 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @pd2ot @clissa89 yes a great perk of #socialmedia #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:17:05 +0100)
@clissa89 RT @robbrooks_uk : Is boredom a form of occupational deprivation? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:17:08 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 that’s it. I notice I go through cycles of interest in things #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:17:15 +0100)
@Keeper85 #occhat I usually look at boredom from a sensory needs perspective and try and adjust accordingly(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:17:23 +0100)
@BillWongOT @GillyGorry I sit at the back- that way people won’t notice as much. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:17:26 +0100)
@clissa89 Has everyone seen my blog post on boredom? http://t.co/wLwORX1QlL has some different theories #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:17:50 +0100)
@claireOT If anyone has any good ways to relieve boredom that can be done in a quiet, dark room, I’m looking for tips! #sensorysensitivity #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:04 +0100)
@GillyGorry @clissa89 when I didn’t feel like I had control to do things I wanted. Or something prevented #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:09 +0100)
@clissa89 @Keeper85 can you give an example from your own life? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:10 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @robbrooks_uk @sophiewearing #occhat yet sometimes u can find urself completely engaged in a very simple task.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:14 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 @pd2ot yea I would agree, boredom for me can turn to irritation and a bad mood. #occhat need to be more mindful #oftenwhenalone (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:19 +0100)
@BPDFFS RT @clissa89 : Has everyone seen my blog post on boredom? http://t.co/wLwORX1QlL has some different theories #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:36 +0100)
@Keeper85 @clissa89 lots lol I have a tendancy to get bored easily in my work. Constantly need a new exciting challenge #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:36 +0100)
@clissa89 RT @claireOT : If anyone has any good ways to relieve boredom that can be done in a quiet, dark room, Im looking for tips! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:37 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @pd2ot @clissa89 too bad I don’t attend many talks- too many poster sessions! Hard to tweet when I’ve to move and see. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:58 +0100)
@clissa89 @Nnikki_Duffy @robbrooks_uk @sophiewearing interesting point – so what’s the difference? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:00 +0100)
@CharOTReilly thats fab, @Keeper85 you are addressing your own OT needs! #occhat do you have an example?(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:16 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 abstract looks fab – I’ll definitely read that one 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:17 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @CharOTReilly : @clissa89 @pd2ot yea I would agree, boredom for me can turn to irritation and a bad mood. #occhat need to be more mindful #oftenwhenalone (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:19 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @clissa89 @pd2ot agreed! Me too! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:27 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @clissa89 : Has everyone seen my blog post on boredom? http://t.co/wLwORX1QlL has some different theories #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:46 +0100)
@claireOT Great post by @clissa89 about Boredom. #occhat http://t.co/gUIUlj7zNY (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:49 +0100)
@GillyGorry RT @clissa89 : Has everyone seen my blog post on boredom? http://t.co/wLwORX1QlL has some different theories #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:19:52 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk Has anyone done the boredom proneness scale? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:00 +0100)
@clissa89 If I’m bored & can’t leave/change the task (e.g. when in a lecture) – I think the irritation shows on my face! 😦 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:01 +0100)
@pd2ot RT @claireOT : Great post by @clissa89 about Boredom. #occhat http://t.co/x5AI81D9Mo (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:09 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @robbrooks_uk : Is boredom a form of occupational deprivation? #occhat ? good question, welcome to #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:13 +0100)
@Keeper85 #occhat I start a job, get to learn it, start some quality improvement, finish that, get bored. I love change, keeps me pumped(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:16 +0100)
@BillWongOT @claireOT tried to be aware of that on Pinterest, but haven’t seen any good ones. 😦 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:23 +0100)
@claireOT @Tchamp13 absolutely! I’m with Whiteford on this one! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:24 +0100)
@BPDFFS @claireOT I think you can get less bright screens for your computer not sure of technical jargon #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:24 +0100)
@clissa89 @robbrooks_uk I’ve heard of it, but not tried it yet! How boredom-prone did you come out as? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:38 +0100)
@clissa89 If some people are more prone to boredom than others – where do you fall on the spectrum? Easily bored or not? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:20:58 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat @michael_iwama @clissa89 @otalk Ha love it. Yes we are on an #occhat Occupational Science week chat.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:00 +0100)
@pd2ot Sometimes I wonder about my boredom being a self-fulfilling prophecy ‘I can’t keep this up, so I’ll disengage’ stylee – #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:21 +0100)
@claireOT @LeggeAngie having a little indulgence in self-pity. Yes, it is awful, and boring sometimes, to be so poorly #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:23 +0100)
@clissa89 @Keeper85 is this linked to a “what type of worker are you?” thing? *forgets the name of the test* #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:29 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 @Nnikki_Duffy @robbrooks_uk @sophiewearingif If something is difficult, will become bored & procastinate w/ simpler task #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:30 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 if I am bored, I would yawn, sleep, or go online (if I can hide behind my laptop). #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:36 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @pd2ot : Sometimes I wonder about my boredom being a self-fulfilling prophecy ‘I can’t keep this up, so I’ll disengage’ stylee – #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:46 +0100)
@BillWongOT @pd2ot I have that, too. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:57 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot that’s really interesting – I need to think about that a bit more! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:59 +0100)
@Tchamp13 #occhat for me occ deprivation = boredom but how one defines/comes to that feeling is very indiv.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:20 +0100)
@pd2ot I also know the boredom experienced can lead to lowered mood and getting locked in a cycle of occupations that maintain boredom #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:32 +0100)
@Keeper85 @CharOTReilly like meetings and stuff I know I zone out sitting still so I bring fidgets and almonds etc #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:34 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT it must be! 😦 indulge away! boredom is really uncomfortable, esp if it’s difficult to change #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:36 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @robbrooks_uk : Has anyone done the boredom proneness scale? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:37 +0100)
@claireOT @BPDFFS the fact I can turn the brightness of my I pad screen down is how I stay connected during these times #sensorysensitivity #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:38 +0100)
@claireOT ? @AishaJemima : @claireOT meditate and day dream of betrer days! I do it all the time / especially when my lil sis calls me!? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:50 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Tchamp13 agreed. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:22:55 +0100)
@GillyGorry @clissa89 physical. Time. Other commitments. Fear. Anxiety. I think lots of thinks have the ability to restrict #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:23:14 +0100)
@pd2ot @BillWongOT @clissa89 I think I need to ponder it more, too. Feels like quite a complicated process of fear/avoidance reaction #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:23:23 +0100)
@claireOT @AishaJemima yes, daydreaming, meditating and mindful breathing can be really helpful #occhat #sensorysensitivity (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:23:25 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot can you elaborate on occupations that maintain boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:23:45 +0100)
@BillWongOT just throwing a thought- I wonder since we’ve many “time killing devices”, are we more bored easily if we r not around them? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:23:46 +0100)
@Helen_otuk RT @Tchamp13 : #occhat for me occ deprivation = boredom but how one defines/comes to that feeling is very indiv.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:23:54 +0100)
@Keeper85 @clissa89 I couldn’t honestly feel u #occhat but I’d say that sounds about right….I just need to be working on something new and exciting(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:03 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT I do a lot of daydreaming…. trying to do more mindfulness! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:09 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @Keeper85 thats great- good tactic, thanks for sharing #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:15 +0100)
@Keeper85 RT @Tchamp13 : #occhat for me occ deprivation = boredom but how one defines/comes to that feeling is very indiv.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:25 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT are you saying that we’re used to a lot of stimulation? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:27 +0100)
@claireOT @LeggeAngie thanks! I share feelings like that here because I’m a whole person: I know I don’t present that face to the world IRL #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:30 +0100)
@kirstyes I wonder if rather than being bored I am less likely to achieve flow?! #occhat or not being mindful or present in activities.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:40 +0100)
@BPDFFS ? @Stuey_James : @clissa89 @BPDFFS I once heard ‘boredom’ described as ‘rage spread thin’. Very apt for me.? Me too #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:59 +0100)
@clissa89 Some of us are starting to talk about strategies to cope with/overcome boredom – what do you do? What works? Doesn’t? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:05 +0100)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT @clissa89 What is it do you think that is disengaging? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:08 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 sometimes I feel I have the option to make a change – and don’t. Perhaps I could increase interest/challenge #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:18 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 you can say that partly… since a lot of people carrying a smartphone, ipad, or similar stuff nowadays to kill time. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:19 +0100)
@clissa89 @kirstyes in the article I posted, boredom and flow are seen as opposite ends of a spectrum #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:23 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @clissa89 : Some of us are starting to talk about strategies to cope with/overcome boredom – what do you do? What works? Doesn’t? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:35 +0100)
@clissa89 @BPDFFS that’s a really interesting quote! – like it! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:38 +0100)
@sophiewearing Agreed. When I can’t do anything to control or solve the boredom I get restless, irritated or switch off @clissa89 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:43 +0100)
@claireOT @pluminmouth thanks! My kids are wonderful, but I don’t get to see ppl often anymore: just takes too much recovery #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:46 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @kirstyes Liking the idea of boredom being not achieving occupational flow #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:52 +0100)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @clissa89 sometimes the lecturer’s voice (if it’s monotone like), sometimes it’s the topic, sometimes it’s a combination. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:56 +0100)
@GillyGorry @BillWongOT haha so you plan for boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:59 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 for me, maintaining engagement in ‘boring occupations’ feels self-defeating and I’ll choose to do that. Not always though #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:03 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot do you get to a point where you’ve excelled challenge-wise and have nowhere further to go? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:13 +0100)
@Helen_otuk Agree with this totally! RT @clissa89 : @kirstyes in the article I posted, boredom and flow are seen as opposite ends of a spectrum #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:15 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @BPDFFS : ? @Stuey_James : @clissa89 @BPDFFS I once heard ‘boredom’ described as ‘rage spread thin’. Very apt for me.? Me too #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:16 +0100)
@Keeper85 RT @Tchamp13 : @Keeper85 tends to b my exper as primarily a sensory seeking type of gal #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:28 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat @Stuey_James @clissa89 @BPDFFS Thanks for contributing. We are chatting about boredom using #occhat if you’d like to join.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:32 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT I’m very aware that I get my phone out the minute I’m bored! Facebook. Twitter. Texts… #confessions #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:39 +0100)
@claireOT @LeggeAngie I love sci-Fi! I find audiobooks easier to cope with than visual stimuli when I have #sensorysensitivity though #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:42 +0100)
@BPDFFS @claireOT that sounds really hard for you right now* virtual hugs * it’s good you can stay connected : ) #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:50 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 having a break, especially in fresh air, then returning to it can clear my mind so more focused and less bored during task #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:26:55 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT I also wonder if we are now more prone to boredom then generations past? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:01 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 aaand(!) sometimes occupations are boring but necessary, but I do wonder if being more mindful would help #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:01 +0100)
@claireOT RT @clissa89 : Some of us are starting to talk about strategies to cope with/overcome boredom – what do you do? What works? Doesn’t? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:07 +0100)
@BillWongOT @GillyGorry nope… I never planned for it… lol! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:13 +0100)
@Keeper85 RT @clissa89 : @BillWongOT I’m very aware that I get my phone out the minute I’m bored! Facebook. Twitter. Texts… #confessions #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:15 +0100)
@claireOT RT @Tchamp13 : #occhat for me occ deprivation = boredom but how one defines/comes to that feeling is very indiv.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:20 +0100)
@Keeper85 @clissa89 @BillWongOT I hear ya! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:24 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 Since I got my iPhone 1.5 years ago, I fall into this habit. 😦 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:50 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot did you say you use mindfulness when bored? how effective have you found it? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:51 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat @Keeper85 @Tchamp13 Greta to have you bth here #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:54 +0100)
@GillyGorry @clissa89 I plan my time. Pomodoro is great. And I use art to prevent boredom now. Art has saved my sanity #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:27:54 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 sometimes it’s about having nowhere to go that I want to go. Re salsa: I don’t like what I’ve seen of the next level #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:10 +0100)
@Tchamp13 @Helen_otuk #occhat I’m in airport waiting…=bored 2 me. So I am dialed in 2 #occhat ! ?(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:12 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy for what ways? Is it because of our lifestyles? society demands? etc. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:23 +0100)
@pd2ot RT @Tchamp13 : #occhat for me occ deprivation = boredom but how one defines/comes to that feeling is very indiv.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:31 +0100)
@GillyGorry RT @Keeper85 : #occhat I start a job, get to learn it, start some quality improvement, finish that, get bored. I love change, keeps me pumped(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:40 +0100)
@Helen_otuk My strategies vary depending upon the situation I am bored with. If I can switch I will. If restricted adopt alternate strategies #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:44 +0100)
@Keeper85 #occhat I find “boring” occupations to be ones that a person finds little value in, whether they are purposeful or not.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:45 +0100)
@GillyGorry RT @OTalk_Occhat : ? @robbrooks_uk : Is boredom a form of occupational deprivation? #occhat ? good question, welcome to #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:48 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @clissa89 for me are extra trips to the restroom. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:28:49 +0100)
@clissa89 @Tchamp13 Love it! Welcome. How do you cope with/overcome boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:03 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @clissa89 I never just sit anymore. At break or que or pause during my day I take out my phone,is it boredom or a habit? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:07 +0100)
@clissa89 RT @Tchamp13 : @Helen_otuk #occhat Im in airport waiting…=bored 2 me. So I am dialed in 2 #occhat ! ? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:12 +0100)
@GillyGorry @OTalk_Occhat @robbrooks_uk yes. I think so. At least occ deprivation. Leads to boredom for me.. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:20 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @Tchamp13 excellent strategy! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:27 +0100)
@claireOT I dealt with occupational deprivation and boredom in my parenting with a disability presentation for #24OTvx #occhat http://t.co/7mUy8qXiBC (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:34 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 I try to (hanging out laundry is my nemesis and it helps a lot). Often my boredom is linked to anger and I find (1/2) #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:40 +0100)
@clissa89 “Switch off” is my default strategy for boredom but leaves me feeling frustrated & disappointed #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:49 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @clissa89 I think it could be a habit. I say that because nowadays I have my iPhone, I check my emails more frequently #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:29:53 +0100)
@Keeper85 #occhat I know it’s difficult for me to complete a purposeful activity that has not meaning for me. E.g. Moping :-s(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:03 +0100)
@kirstyes @clissa89 @Helen_otuk @ @robbrooks_uk
yes this fits then. Often happens in open plan office where can’t access flow #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:06 +0100)
@SherieneHannah @clissa89 sounds silly but I cant break my boredom I’m constantly bored driving me mad when see others enjoying things and I’m bored #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:11 +0100)
@Tchamp13 RT @GillyGorry : @clissa89 I plan my time. Pomodoro is great. And I use art to prevent boredom now. Art has saved my sanity #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:11 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 (2/2) it hard to access mindfulness, but suspect it could be very helpful #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:14 +0100)
@GillyGorry @BillWongOT but you sit t the back in anticipation of boredom? So u can use your coping strategy, SocMe ? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:27 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @clissa89 and just to note… I was a once/twice a day email checker before, now I am responding whenever I can. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:34 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot ugh I’m with you on the hanging out laundry thing!!! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:39 +0100)
@GillyGorry RT @Keeper85 : #occhat I find “boring” occupations to be ones that a person finds little value in, whether they are purposeful or not.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:43 +0100)
@sophiewearing This is an interesting point reflective of nowadays.Are we too easily bored as a generation? @clissa89 @BillWongOT #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:51 +0100)
@kirstyes #occhat I’m less likely to be bored in the early hours because that’s when I ‘hit my engagement stride'(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:31:03 +0100)
@clissa89 @SherieneHannah it’s horrible when you’re caught in a trap of boredom! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:31:13 +0100)
@BillWongOT @GillyGorry well… I don’t want to be caught doing it in classrooms that easily. :p #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:31:19 +0100)
@pd2ot @Helen_otuk I like this. What sort of strategies do you use? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:31:34 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @sophiewearing I worked in CAMHS and young people were always saying they were bored #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:31:50 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 can definitely relate #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:32:05 +0100)
@BillWongOT @sophiewearing @clissa89 If u ask me, I think it’s our lifestyle. Some of us in this generation don’t have the patience to wait. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:32:26 +0100)
@Keeper85 @SherieneHannah @clissa89 what ur interest in certain activities changed recently or are u just not getting to do them? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:32:33 +0100)
@Tchamp13 RT @clissa89 : @BillWongOT I’m very aware that I get my phone out the minute I’m bored! Facebook. Twitter. Texts… #confessions #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:32:49 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 I find cleaning uninteresting..meaning/ so have to do it. Not sure I would call it boredom inducing..Boredom is worse 4me #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:32:49 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk our occupational brains are just not wired for boredom! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:32:51 +0100)
@claireOT @pluminmouth absolutely! They’re lifesavers: so much easier than phone or IRL convos for me when I’m like this! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:09 +0100)
@Keeper85 @sophiewearing @clissa89 @BillWongOT yes…we have 140chr attention span lol #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:10 +0100)
@clissa89 If you were in a situation where there was a long silence (& nothing to do) – how would you cope? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:32 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @robbrooks_uk : our occupational brains are just not wired for boredom! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:34 +0100)
@claireOT ? @pluminmouth : Media / technology / social networks must play a massive part in connecting with the world 4u? <yes! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:36 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @pd2ot once spent a whole ‘talk’ writing feedback about how the session did not stimulate. Quoted all the ‘boring’ stuff. #occhat 1/2(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:44 +0100)
@kirstyes @sophiewearing very possibly. Less likely to stick with something challenging maybe. Other occupations too accessible #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:59 +0100)
@pd2ot When I was in the TC we had a psych student propose a study about boredom. OT felt noone was bored. I’m not sure – we all kept busy #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:07 +0100)
@clissa89 @GillyGorry @keeper85 so what makes the difference between uninteresting and boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:17 +0100)
@claireOT @michael_iwama we are honoured to have you join! It’s #occhat this week, all about boredom @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:32 +0100)
@Tchamp13 @Helen_otuk #occhat I am usually seeing clients so don’t typically get to join in! Bonus! ??(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:43 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @sophiewearing @clissa89 I wonder if this is why #occhat , #otalk , #otalk2us , and #anzotalk are so successful. :)(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:43 +0100)
@kirstyes @Keeper85 how can we make moping more meaningful for you (and me)? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:52 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @pd2ot 2/2 I felt that I was doing it for the good of future attendees, so did not feel bored. also giving alternate recommendations #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:52 +0100)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk @pd2ot oops… I did this last week… (at least, I mentally rehearsed my feedback – made me more irritated) 😦 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:34:56 +0100)
@kirstyes RT @claireOT : I dealt with occupational deprivation and boredom in my parenting with a disability presentation for #24OTvx #occhat http://t.co/7mUy8qXiBC (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:35:07 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @claireOT @pluminmouth maybe fast technology makes us bored?
#occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:35:12 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot I reckon it’s possible to be bored and busy at the same time. What do you think? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:35:27 +0100)
@pd2ot I also experienced self-defeating behaviours as a way to prevent boredom. My life was devoid of meaningful occupations #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:35:36 +0100)
@kirstyes @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk But often I have too much to do, so not deprived as such. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:35:58 +0100)
@clissa89 RT @pd2ot : I also experienced self-defeating behaviours as a way to prevent boredom. My life was devoid of meaningful occupations #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:36:03 +0100)
@sophiewearing @Keeper85 @clissa89 @BillWongOT almost like due to technological advances we feel the need to fill thAt void rather than embrace it #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:36:04 +0100)
@claireOT Wow. @michael_iwama has made my #otuesday by joining in #occhat ! #totalOThero #sensei (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:36:07 +0100)
@Keeper85 @clissa89 @GillyGorry boredom seems to come with neurovegatative symptoms. Low energy, low motivation, unable to concentrate #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:36:11 +0100)
@BillWongOT @francescaabrown I agree- I see that in myself since I started OT school- from having my own laptop, to now my own iPhone. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:36:15 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot good point – even occupations that aren’t seen as health-promoting can serve a purpose/be meaningful? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:36:34 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 absolutely (character limit prevented profound statement about being busy not meaning we weren’t bored/dissatisfied) #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:36:45 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT @michael_iwama hello michael! 🙂 is your account protected? I’ve not seen any tweets #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:37:02 +0100)
@Keeper85 @kirstyes I don’t know if that’s possible haha…maybe u need a Harry Potter broom mop?? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:37:04 +0100)
@Tchamp13 @clissa89 #occhat I tend to keep busy one way or another; lots of projects, writing, read, family time….(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:37:05 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @clissa89 @pd2ot Yes i could have been bored, but seeking alternate methods to suggest made me think and also evidence my feedback #Occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:37:12 +0100)
@clissa89 @sophiewearing @keeper85 @BillWongOT I think this is a really important point #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:37:29 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 Definitely. And self-defeating occs provided me with interest and challenge (among other things) #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:37:40 +0100)
@BillWongOT @sophiewearing @Keeper85 @clissa89 turn on “do not disturb” option on my iPhone if I’m in a situation I can’t multitask #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:37:47 +0100)
@Keeper85 #occhat I think tech feeds our need for instant gratification which probably had evolved us into getting bored more quickly(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:06 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @clissa89 I make people do this as an example of what it might be like sitting in a care home. Staff find it really difficult. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:06 +0100)
@kirstyes @Keeper85 Oooh that would probably work for me #occhat (At least one time).(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:20 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 @Helen_otuk Ah yes, can relate to Clarissa’s experience – might try yours next time Helen! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:20 +0100)
@clissa89 Should occupational therapists address boredom? Do you? #occupationaltherapy #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:36 +0100)
@sophiewearing @clissa89 @Keeper85 @BillWongOT agreed.Especially to understand our clients and their boredom/reducing boredom. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:38 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @pd2ot @clissa89 feeling challenged for me helps to maintain attention and decrease boredom #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:41 +0100)
@pocketot Twiddling thumbs and serial opposition tasks would deal w/ fm coordination AND boredom! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:58 +0100)
@clissa89 @Keeper85 this is certainly true for me. though before tech think I probably used other strategies! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:10 +0100)
@BillWongOT @sophiewearing @clissa89 @Keeper85 but if we are not good examples, how can we expect our clients to follow? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:21 +0100)
@pd2ot @Keeper85 Definitely. I find it hard to ‘just watch TV’ without simultaneously engaging in SM. Again, I feel I could be more mindful #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:27 +0100)
@claireOT ? @Minervabythesea : Instead of telling myself “I am bored” thinking “what shall I do now?” & doing what comes to mind works for me.? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:31 +0100)
@clissa89 @Nnikki_Duffy it can be really difficult. I’ve experienced this a few times recently – interesting how different people respond #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:40 +0100)
@Tchamp13 RT @claireOT : I dealt with occupational deprivation and boredom in my parenting with a disability presentation for #24OTvx #occhat http://t.co/7mUy8qXiBC (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:47 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 if its is impacting an individuals engagement in their meaningful occupations or health/wellbeing yes!! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:57 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @pd2ot @clissa89 as long as it is a “just right challenge”, IMO. Too challenging sometimes can mean disengagement. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:39:57 +0100)
@claireOT ? @robbrooks_uk : @claireOT @pluminmouth maybe fast technology makes us bored?
#occhat ? <there’s a phd in here for someone! ;-)(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:03 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Keeper85 : #occhat I think tech feeds our need for instant gratification which probably had evolved us into getting bored more quickly(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:10 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT @minervabythesea ooh I like this! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:19 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk OTs should address boredom in prisons and care homes #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:21 +0100)
@Tchamp13 RT @Keeper85 : #occhat I think tech feeds our need for instant gratification which probably had evolved us into getting bored more quickly(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:21 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @michael_iwama #OTalk (OT practice topics) and #occhat (Occ science) from UK alternate on a Tuesday 8pm UK time. This week #occhat .(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:25 +0100)
@BillWongOT @pd2ot @Keeper85 for me that will be turning on music while engaging in SM. doing that now! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:38 +0100)
@Keeper85 @pd2ot I hear ya :-s #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:40 +0100)
@sophiewearing @francescaabrown : I do think partly our lifestyles and technology have a role to play in the type of boredom we experience” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:41 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot @keeper85 oops. I do this too. multitask a lot but trying more mindful engagement #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:46 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @clissa89 : Should occupational therapists address boredom? Do you? #occupationaltherapy #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:49 +0100)
@Minervabythesea @clissa89 @claireOT thanks for adding forgotten hash tag! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:56 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @pd2ot @clissa89 yes good point Bill #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:40:59 +0100)
@clissa89 @robbrooks_uk can you elaborate? why? how? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:41:10 +0100)
@GillyGorry @clissa89 @keeper85 I think boredom is more than being uninterested.. Hard to explain. But I feel like I have experienced both #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:41:12 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @robbrooks_uk : OTs should address boredom in prisons and care homes #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:41:16 +0100)
@pd2ot @clissa89 Yes, so long as it links to dissatisfaction with occupations engaged in. Linking to building structure.routines #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:41:21 +0100)
@pd2ot @BillWongOT very valid point #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:41:39 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @Minervabythesea :Instead of telling myself “I am bored” thinking “what shall I do now?” and doing what comes to mind works for me.? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:42:12 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @clissa89 OT as a health promotion intervention. Can you die from boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:42:38 +0100)
@claireOT For @charl885 and other new Tweeters, here you go, my How to Twitter post #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:42:44 +0100)
@Keeper85 @GillyGorry @clissa89 I think from an occ science veiw (depending on ur definition of both) they would probably be viewed similarly #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:42:58 +0100)
@clissa89 @GillyGorry I agree that there is a distinction – just difficult to unpick! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:42:59 +0100)
@clissa89 @robbrooks_uk I would argue yes. e.g. when boredom leads to anti-social/”unhealthy” occupations #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:43:33 +0100)
@sophiewearing Im so bad at it!automatically going2my phone if sat somewhere waiting.need to use my mindfulness more in such situs #occhat @francescaabrown (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:43:33 +0100)
@Minervabythesea When you have space in your mind, it can be used for so many creative things but it can take time to ‘tune in’ so allow that time #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:43:38 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @pd2ot @clissa89 yes I have to have the alternate thoughts. Make recommendations etc therefore not over focussed on the boring stuff #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:43:46 +0100)
@Keeper85 @clissa89 I think we address it when lookin into occupations that are valued and important to the client….so indirectly yea #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:43:55 +0100)
@claireOT I’m just thinking about Maslow’s hierarchy, and how boredom might indicate barriers to advancing up it. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:44:19 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT I’m liking your thinking…. care to share any more? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:44:50 +0100)
@GillyGorry @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk maybe deprived of meaningful stuff…. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:44:52 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @robbrooks_uk yes… I believe that’s why some youths might lock themselves in their rooms and play Internet games 1/2 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:44:58 +0100)
@sophiewearing Agree,I think u can be interested in a task but bored still. @GillyGorry @clissa89 @Keeper85 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:11 +0100)
@claireOT I wrote about Maslow’s hierarchy in social media use last year, might be interesting if you’re wondering what SoMe can do #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:16 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @robbrooks_uk and the youths I am talking about are those who eat, breathe, and sleep with these games. 2/2 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:19 +0100)
@Keeper85 @robbrooks_uk @clissa89 I sense an interesting conf presentation there 😉 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:21 +0100)
@Dai2584 I quite like doing nothing.why do we need to be doing someting all the time #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:31 +0100)
@pd2ot I’m going to slope off early #occhat ers. Great chat – thanks all – I look forward to catching up on the end :)(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:42 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT @robbrooks_uk if I was ever really bored & had a lot of time to kill – The Sims worked wonders! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:48 +0100)
@Tchamp13 RT @claireOT : @AishaJemima yes, daydreaming, meditating and mindful breathing can be really helpful #occhat #sensorysensitivity (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:45:52 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @clissa89 yeah. I think it is also a subjective experience. One mans boredom in another mans disinterest #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:46:18 +0100)
@kirstyes #occhat It seems like there’s some challenge with identifying exactly what boredom is.I’m going to try and monitor when I feel ‘bored’ &why(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:46:19 +0100)
@clissa89 @Dai2584 this is a really interesting point. Recently explored “being” more and “doing” less #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:46:20 +0100)
@claireOT . @clissa89 I’m wondering if boredom might operate as a mechanism to drive us forward, to explore alternative ways to meet our needs #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:46:34 +0100)
@clissa89 @pd2ot thanks for joining us – you’ve made some really interesting points that need further pondering on my part! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:46:35 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @Dai2584 Is doing nothing the same as being bored? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:46:40 +0100)
@clissa89 @kirstyes it is a challenge – I struggled to even find a comprehensive definition! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:47:01 +0100)
@Helen_otuk Good question? Not as primary cause, but as a result maybe? d MT @robbrooks_uk : Can you die from boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:47:13 +0100)
@Keeper85 @GillyGorry @clissa89 everything in OT should be subjective. That’s the nature f working with people #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:47:34 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT I’m sure there’s some research on this – boredom as motivator (cited in the Martin et al article) #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:47:40 +0100)
@kirstyes @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk I don’t know. I can still get bored even when I have meaningful stuff to do. When I don’t have energy #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:47:44 +0100)
@Tchamp13 #occhat lifestyles r so packed full and fast paced… Contributes to constant hyperarousal/neuro threshold changes(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:47:50 +0100)
@claireOT @quirkygrump absolutely, but maybe it’s a mechanism to drive us to seek alternative routes to self-actualisation? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:47:51 +0100)
@claireOT ? @quirkygrump : @claireOT like being under occupied and without purpose & meaning? not the route to self-actualisation me thinks? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48:01 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @robbrooks_uk @Dai2584 I do not think so, I often am not ‘doing’ physically. But mental stimulation prevents boredom maybe? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48:12 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @Helen_otuk totally agree #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48:20 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @claireOT @clissa89 i love this, definatley the appreciative inquiry look at bordeom RT “used as a mechanism to drive us forward” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48:21 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @claireOT : I’m just thinking about Maslow’s hierarchy, and how boredom might indicate barriers to advancing up it. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48:25 +0100)
@GillyGorry @clissa89 yes.Hard to unpick.difficult to explain. I know when I feel bored. For me its the worst thing & itry hard not to go there #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48:57 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @Tchamp13 : #occhat lifestyles r so packed full and fast paced… Contributes to constant hyperarousal/neuro threshold changes(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:49:00 +0100)
@claireOT ? @Minervabythesea : We live in a world full of ‘interference’ with our natural thoughts and imagination,need to tune out deliberately” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:49:22 +0100)
@Keeper85 RT @Tchamp13 : #occhat lifestyles r so packed full and fast paced… Contributes to constant hyperarousal/neuro threshold changes(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:49:24 +0100)
@Tchamp13 @clissa89 @kirstyes #occhat even boredom is a dynamic topic! ;0)(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:49:39 +0100)
@quirkygrump @claireOT but folk need signposting – also permission to try out new ventures #occhat . I use poetry to increase insight into creatiivty(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:01 +0100)
@clissa89 RT @Tchamp13 : @clissa89 @kirstyes #occhat even boredom is a dynamic topic! ;0) #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:08 +0100)
@GillyGorry @sophiewearing @clissa89 @keeper85 yes. Maybe the boredom come from the significant lack of preferred stimulus ? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:15 +0100)
@kirstyes RT @Tchamp13 : @clissa89 @kirstyes #occhat even boredom is a dynamic topic! ;0)(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:23 +0100)
@claireOT MT? @Minervabythesea : for that space to open up. For me, being deaf has enabled the tuning out.? #occhat <absolutely, unexpected consequences(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:35 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @robbrooks_uk That’s what I really meant though. http://t.co/jjelX6rXb6 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:40 +0100)
@Tchamp13 RT @Keeper85 : @GillyGorry @clissa89 everything in OT should be subjective. That’s the nature f working with people #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:40 +0100)
@Keeper85 @Helen_otuk @robbrooks_uk @Dai2584 something a LOT of OTs seem to overlook! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:46 +0100)
@CommuneOT @robbrooks_uk @Dai2584 Hello all! Just being/stillness is not boring at all! I find mindfulness reduces stress and helps learning #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:50:52 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @clissa89 yes. But that what makes it hard to define #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:51:20 +0100)
@claireOT @clissa89 thanks- I’ll have to look it up. I dimly recall it was part of a major study of young ppl with schizophrenia, too #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:51:36 +0100)
@BillWongOT I also wonder one thing- can burnout cause boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:51:36 +0100)
@Minervabythesea #occhat This is a fascinating subject – I quite fancy researching it – with all ages, with people with different conditions/backgrounds…(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:52:12 +0100)
@GillyGorry @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk yeah. Maybe context, motivation etc all play a part.. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:52:24 +0100)
@sarahahpmh #occhat hi there @claireOT sound interesting, was that a blog?(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:52:43 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk I occasionally do nothing but do not get bored, usually too much going on in my head! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:52:45 +0100)
@Keeper85 @Tchamp13 @clissa89 @kirstyes as any component of occupation should be viewed 😀 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:04 +0100)
@Dai2584 is boredom something we need in life, a bit like anxiety. We need it to motivate ourselves #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:08 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @Keeper85 @Helen_otuk @robbrooks_uk @Dai2584 this y need 2 b client centred, if not causing occ interruption no need 4 intervention #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:23 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @clissa89 well.. From my own personal experience I know they are very different. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:24 +0100)
@BillWongOT @GillyGorry @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk yes… have you seen the link of wikipedia I just put up about cocooning? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:29 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @BillWongOT : I also wonder one thing- can burnout cause boredom? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:31 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Dai2584 : is boredom something we need in life, a bit like anxiety. We need it to motivate ourselves #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:42 +0100)
@Minervabythesea @clissa89 @Tchamp13 @kirstyes yes because “boredom” is just a label for a subjective condition that can be positive or negative #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:42 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @Dai2584 I think we need to know what it ‘looks’ or ‘feels’ like. Notice the triggers. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:53:50 +0100)
@clissa89 We’ve got a few minutes left (but feel free to keep chatting past the end) – what’s your take-away message from the chat? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:54:02 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @Dai2584 I agree, a bit of boredom never did any harm #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:54:23 +0100)
@clissa89 RT @OTalk_Occhat : RT @Dai2584 : is boredom something we need in life, a bit like anxiety. We need it to motivate ourselves #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:54:37 +0100)
@Minervabythesea @claireOT and not true for all deaf people, depends when deaf & many other factors #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:54:40 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Dai2584 good question? I think so in a sense because sometimes that can drive our motivation to do something. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:54:41 +0100)
@Keeper85 @GillyGorry @clissa89 but that depends how u define them? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:54:46 +0100)
@claireOT . @sarahahpmh here you go. Maslow’s hierarchy of SoMe http://t.co/i7GUbOMsVM #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:54:47 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @clissa89 i’ve experience the power of occupation & the power of boredom. Makes me value what I do & recognise disinterest #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:55:05 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 Boredom is NOT a boring subject to discuss with OT peeps. 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:55:15 +0100)
@Helen_otuk RT @BillWongOT : @clissa89 Boredom is NOT a boring subject to discuss with OT peeps. 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:55:30 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @claireOT : . @sarahahpmh here you go. Maslow’s hierarchy of SoMe http://t.co/i7GUbOMsVM #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:01 +0100)
@sarahahpmh @claireOT #occhat you’re a darling thanks.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:27 +0100)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT teehee! admit I was a bit worried that people would say “that’s boring, why discuss it?” – but I find it interesting! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:29 +0100)
@claireOT Got to duck out, #occhat , although most definitely not bored!! See you later, thanks for the chat everyone x #pacing (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:30 +0100)
@claireOT RT @BillWongOT : @clissa89 Boredom is NOT a boring subject to discuss with OT peeps. 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:41 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @Keeper85 agree also the importance of doing nothing! I try to make time to ‘do nothing’ just to switch off or down at least. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:43 +0100)
@CommuneOT Boredom – Einstein said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:50 +0100)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk I hadn’t. Had a Look now. I think I have that. Love that her name was popcorn?! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:50 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT thank you for your contributions Claire! really interesting #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:07 +0100)
@claireOT RT @CommuneOT : Boredom – Einstein said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:08 +0100)
@darthknitty @sophiewearing @clissa89 that’s it! Sometimes the barrier is just me, my own mind #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:12 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 so much more lively than when I discussed with my OT peeps in my MH OT class back in the day, that’s for sure. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:18 +0100)
@GillyGorry #occhat tonight’s chat has me thinking about occupational overload…. Maybe other topic ?(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:25 +0100)
@CharOTReilly @clissa89 boredom is more than I had anticipated, its is something to think about. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:35 +0100)
@Helen_otuk YES! RT @GillyGorry : #occhat tonight’s chat has me thinking about occupational overload…. Maybe other topic ?(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:42 +0100)
@claireOT ? @GillyGorry : #occhat tonight’s chat has me thinking about occupational overload…. Maybe other topic ?? <Great idea!(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:46 +0100)
@Keeper85 @Helen_otuk exactly…but that has to be on ur terms! If I made u do nothing it would be completely different 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:48 +0100)
@CharOTReilly RT @CommuneOT : Boredom – Einstein said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:54 +0100)
@clissa89 @darthknitty @sophiewearing in the article I posted, there was a quote about “occupational deprivation as a state of mind” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:58:00 +0100)
@clissa89 @claireOT @gillygorry yes that would be a really good topic! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:58:28 +0100)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk Some youths in Asian countries (at least I am aware of in Japan & HK) have this problem. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:58:29 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk Lots of interesting ideas for my boredom lecture, thanks. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:58:31 +0100)
@Helen_otuk Agreed RT @Keeper85 : exactly…but that has to be on ur terms! If I made u do nothing it would be completely different 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:58:34 +0100)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk and this can be a very serious MH issue. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:58:51 +0100)
@Dai2584 @GillyGorry #occhat now that we be a good topic(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:58:52 +0100)
@Minervabythesea Need self confidence & self esteem to challenge external but internalised barriers to self actualisation – social model can help #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:59:00 +0100)
@Keeper85 RT @CommuneOT : Boredom – Einstein said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:59:11 +0100)
@darthknitty @clissa89 @sophiewearing sounds interesting but think I’ll wait til brain not scrambled on painkillers! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:59:28 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @clissa89 that’s why it’s subjective… #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:59:37 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat Apologies to @clissa89 and #occhat -headache and allergies came on so account quietened towards the end. Need to go recover.Thanks for chat.(Tue, 07 May 2013 20:59:47 +0100)
@clissa89 Thank you everyone for an interesting chat tonight! I’m shattered so going to disappear now – but feel free to keep chatting #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:00:15 +0100)
@Minervabythesea @clissa89 @claireOT that reminded me why I love twitter, thanks for #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:00:24 +0100)
@BillWongOT @robbrooks_uk check out the wikipedia link I put up on cocooning, too. I think it’s also related to today’s talk #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:00:48 +0100)
@Keeper85 @OTalk_Occhat @clissa89 get we’ll! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:00:50 +0100)
@clissa89 We will do the grabchat this time tomorrow, so you have 24 hours to keep adding your thoughts, questions, reflections! 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:00:53 +0100)
@sophiewearing @clissa89 @darthknitty ill have2try find ur post!sounds great!I do agree state of mind certainly plays a big role!other factors too #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:00:55 +0100)
@clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat thank you so much for your help tonight @kirstyes , really appreciate it. Hope you feel better soon #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:01:24 +0100)
@GillyGorry @clissa89 @claireot @Helen_otuk I will grab a date! #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:01:37 +0100)
@clissa89 @sophiewearing http://t.co/wLwORX1QlL 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:01:47 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @BillWongOT Thanks, will take a look #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:01:54 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Dai2584 I will get it planned #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:02:06 +0100)
@Helen_otuk BIG thanks to @clissa89 for such a stimulating and non boring topic. Thanks to @kirstyes for supporting. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:02:08 +0100)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat @kirstyes same! hope you feel better. Thanks for hanging in there for us today. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:02:17 +0100)
@Keeper85 @clissa89 well done mate! Great chat 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:02:39 +0100)
@clissa89 Also feel free to add comments to my blog post http://t.co/wLwORX1QlL #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:02:43 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @Keeper85 well done for your early start and joining us for #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:03:13 +0100)
@Dai2584 #occhat The talking about DSM on bbc radio 4 at moment. if people are interested(Tue, 07 May 2013 21:04:17 +0100)
@GillyGorry Great #occhat !!! I’ve been feeling chat deprived lately! That definitely wasn’t boring! :)(Tue, 07 May 2013 21:05:10 +0100)
@Keeper85 @Helen_otuk hahaha no probs 🙂 pleasures mine #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:05:17 +0100)
@sophiewearing @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat @Dai2584 definitely,without boredom how would we gain real satisfaction in life? #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:05:18 +0100)
@Helen_otuk @michael_iwama hope you enjoyed your first #occhat . We (Clarissa) will grab and add to blog in 24hrs so do keep tweeting your thoughts.(Tue, 07 May 2013 21:06:06 +0100)
@Keeper85 @sophiewearing @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat @Dai2584 def need the 2 poles of engagement #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:06:10 +0100)
@BillWongOT @sophiewearing @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat @Dai2584 or sometimes have room to engage in occupations that are meaningful to us. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:06:46 +0100)
@sarahahpmh @claireOT #occhat good blog, Does it challenge “duty to care”(Tue, 07 May 2013 21:10:27 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @GillyGorry @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk it leads 2 the question have u never been bored while doing somethin meaningful, I know I have #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:13:50 +0100)
@Dai2584 On radio 4 now, they asking if its ok for therapists to cry in a therapy session #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:15:04 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Nnikki_Duffy @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk me too #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:20:01 +0100)
@Keeper85 @Nnikki_Duffy @GillyGorry @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk ur assuming meaning is a static concept #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:22:36 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @Keeper85 @gillygorry @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk #occhat good point.(Tue, 07 May 2013 21:25:48 +0100)
@SherieneHannah @Keeper85 @clissa89 just everything I can’t get into everything I’m just so bored and constantly at my whits end #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:36:41 +0100)
@Dai2584 Well Being of One Nation http://t.co/MFwFyK5ych via @wordpressdotcom #occhat my blog if ppl are interested(Tue, 07 May 2013 21:39:50 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Symbolic_Life next week is #OTalk . This week is #occhat . I may be doing topic in a pinch for next week.(Tue, 07 May 2013 21:51:19 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @nnikki_duffy @kirstyes @robbrooks_uk I have been busy.. But still bored. Yes a deficit in something… Subjective though #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:56:11 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @nnikki_duffy @kirstyes deficit in doing something I want.. Doesn’t mean the things I do already don’t have meaning.. #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 21:58:10 +0100)
@robbrooks_uk @GillyGorry Busy but still bored would suggest a lack of meaning, monotony or skill/demand mismatch #occhAT (Tue, 07 May 2013 22:10:31 +0100)
@claireOT @charl885 oops, sorry! How to Twitter http://t.co/8OPSdIGLxR #occhat @michael_iwama (Tue, 07 May 2013 22:11:39 +0100)
@GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk yep.. That would be why I stopped being bored and trained as an OT lol #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 22:19:12 +0100)
@GillyGorry @Keeper85 @nnikki_duffy @kirstyes maybe. Or maybe just that my occupational choices were restricted #occhat choice carries huge meaning 4 me(Tue, 07 May 2013 22:21:11 +0100)
@AliSeasman RT @CommuneOT : Boredom – Einstein said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 22:41:18 +0100)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : Also feel free to add comments to my blog post http://t.co/wLwORX1QlL #occhat (Tue, 07 May 2013 23:19:00 +0100)
@LeonoraOT Thnx & for @annatreloar if you missed it MT? @clissa89 : ?my blog post on boredom? http://t.co/duEzBYgmQR has some different theories #occhat ?(Tue, 07 May 2013 23:27:19 +0100)
@BillWongOT @CMiller_OTs I am also a part of #OTalk / #Occhat (even though it’s based in UK). This week’s topic for #occhat is on boredom. Check it out.(Wed, 08 May 2013 00:07:47 +0100)
@Thoodles @clissa89 @kirstyes I’ve been bored even if i didn’t have things I needed to do, but could do. For me boredom reduced motivation. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:22:12 +0100)
@Thoodles Boredom can lead to reduced motivation of doing things that I normally would enjoy doing. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:23:11 +0100)
@Thoodles @clissa89 i usually try to get inspired or look for things that could get me going, even if it means procrastination. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:24:34 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @Thoodles : Boredom can lead to reduced motivation of doing things that I normally would enjoy doing. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:25:22 +0100)
@Thoodles Would things like being tired lead to boredom, due to the reduced motivation to engage in occupation? #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:26:40 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Thoodles @clissa89 As a pianist, I sometimes I get motivated if I listen to a piano piece that represents a just right challenge. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:27:17 +0100)
@Thoodles So maybe if you’re bored, take a nap. If you wake up feeling refreshed you can get back on task. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:27:32 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Thoodles I brought up a question about burnout and boredom earlier. So, I think that can be a factor. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:28:02 +0100)
@Thoodles @BillWongOT @clissa89 that is exactly what I’m talking about. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:28:43 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Thoodles @clissa89 In learning such a piece (particularly complex ones), it’s more of a process than procrastination. #occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 01:29:54 +0100)
@clissa89 #occhat MT @michael_iwama : @clissa89 … Yesterday, was in a slow university senate mtg & found meself reaching for iPhone & twitter.(Wed, 08 May 2013 05:31:50 +0100)
@clissa89 #occhat MT @michael_iwama : “boredom” profound & culture- bound, tied to place,time& circumstance. Not merely absence of ‘meaningful’ ‘doing'(Wed, 08 May 2013 05:33:02 +0100)
@clissa89 #occhat MT @HScott71 : @michael_iwama @clissa89 Wonder whether social media culture affects children – bored by traditional play occupations?(Wed, 08 May 2013 05:35:20 +0100)
@claireOT @Symbolic_Life we’re so delighted, too! #otalk #occhat #leadership (Wed, 08 May 2013 09:24:28 +0100)
@clissa89 #occhat RT @DebLants : @claireOT @clissa89 i agree with this. When you’re bored you look into other things to keep you occupied(Wed, 08 May 2013 13:01:36 +0100)
@roberTO_OT Boredom to me is lack of productive doing. Big issue w/unemployed! Espec. in my research. Disability also plays a role – wanting2do! #Occhat (Wed, 08 May 2013 14:07:01 +0100)
@roberTO_OT @Keeper85 #Occhat Boredom doesn’t necessarily have to relate to occupation. Therefore, productivity as opposed to meaning is more salient(Wed, 08 May 2013 14:20:52 +0100)

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Grabchat – 4th Dec 2012 #occhat – Occupational Balance in the Digital Age

Thanks to all those who got involved in this week’s chat – we welcome any further comments below or link ups to your reflections.

Here’s the link to the initial idea behind the chat.

Here is a PDF download of the transcript from Healthcare Hashtags.

Involved …

@kirstyes (Host) @BillWongOT @OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @Keeper85 @gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied @uk_james @Helen_otuk @clarewilding @Symbolic_Life @elaamleung @AnnabelFenn @MissHeldi @Cathy_OT @clissa89 @DoAbility @jfaias @claireOT @impeycares @CastleDaisy @svr_elia @motion_c @rhidianhughes @DebbiiHarrison @LutzSiemer @mSocialWork @BAOTCOT @danielleb_90 @EffyJnr @janet_folland

Top resources …

http://t.co/1nSVpJa0 – The FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
http://t.co/TCJpSzJm – ClaireOTs reblog of prompt
http://t.co/nJWQ2lJr – Mindings (Connecting Families)
http://t.co/hCqRAjob – The facebook event
http://t.co/FdVN5Bc4 – Tablettes numériques pour sortir de l’isolement
http://t.co/vU6u2pAR – Workshop Summary – Conference on Social Innovation and Independent Living – Brussels, June 13th 2012

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@OTalk_Occhat #occhat topic 4/12/12 – Occupational Balance in the Digital Age http://t.co/fRxGp7kL (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:12:33 +0000)
@claireOT #occhat topic 4/12/12 – Occupational Balance in the Digital Age http://t.co/TCJpSzJm (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:07:23 +0000)
@EffyJnr RT @claireOT : #occhat topic 4/12/12 – Occupational Balance in the Digital Age http://t.co/TCJpSzJm (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:11:45 +0000)
@mSocialWork #occhat topic 4/12/12 – Occupational Balance in the Digital Age http://t.co/ot1yjbYq via @OTalk_Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:52:15 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Who’s joining us tonight for a discussion on Occupational Balance in the Digital Age? #occhat
Anyone and everyone welcome to join in (KS)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:57:45 +0000)
@allisulli #OTuesday anyone know what the topic is for tonight’s #OTalk or #occhat ? @Helen_otuk @claireOT @Clarissa89 @gilliancrossley (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:58:00 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @Helen_otuk @claireOT @Clarissa89 #OTuesday #OTalk #occhat occ balance in a digital age :)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:20:16 +0000)
@allisulli @gilliancrossley : @allisulli @Helen_otuk @claireOT @Clarissa89 #OTuesday #OTalk #occhat occ balance in a digital age :)” 3PM EST. Tyvm luv(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:21:19 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Tonight’s #occhat is all about occupational balance in the digital age. http://t.co/qud8jCiM and follow @OTalk_Occhat for more info…(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:15:00 +0000)
@MissHeldi @BAOTCOT @otalk_occhat Digital daily life is such a relevant topic! Excited for tonight’s #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:19:50 +0000)
@LutzSiemer RT @mSocialWork : #occhat topic 4/12/12 – Occupational Balance in the Digital Age http://t.co/ot1yjbYq via @OTalk_Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:21:07 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @mSocialWork thanks for the retweet. Hope to see you later. #occhat (KS)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:48:17 +0000)
@allisulli Just figured out that the #occhat . Being shared for 4/12/12 is not an old transcript from April 12. Duh. #OTuesday #American #Brits (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:57:02 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat In just over 1 hour! Occupational balance in the digital age #occhathttp://t.co/27c8LFBd (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:52:34 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat In just over 1 hour! Occupational balance in the digital age #occhathttp://t.co/hCqRAjob (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:52:46 +0000)
@kirstyes Just eating tea then back in 20 to host tonight’s #occhat on Occupational Balance in the digital age. See some of you then.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:39:44 +0000)
@allisulli RT @OTalk_Occhat : In just over 1 hour! Occupational balance in the digital age #occhathttp://t.co/hCqRAjob (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:44:44 +0000)
@svr_elia RT @kirstyes : Just eating tea then back in 20 to host tonight’s #occhat on Occupational Balance in the digital age. See some of you then.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:45:37 +0000)
@kirstyes @allisulli Oops sorry about that. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:58:59 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat Evening all. Who’s here?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:00:22 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes hello! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:01:13 +0000)
@kirstyes Let’s get right on it. First question tonight is have you noticed any changes in your time use due to digital technology? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:03:12 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I would say I spent more time on it for sure… big difference from high school days and now. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:04:51 +0000)
@kirstyes @MissHeldi Hi, wondered why you’d considered tonight’s topic so relevant. Care to share what clicked with you #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:05:00 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT What would be the main reasons for that (spending more time on it) do you think? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:06:14 +0000)
@elaamleung @kirstyes #occhat hello! interesting Q & yes. i used to write lots of letters 2 frds when small. now just facebook. stil kept all letters :)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:06:27 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Looking forward to #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:06:44 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes 1. stress (since what I had in high school is way less than now) 2. the fact that #OT is not second nature to me #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:07:29 +0000)
@kirstyes @elaamleung Great reply. I’ve kept all my letter too. Do you miss writing letters/look back through Facebook at all? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:07:52 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes 3. desire to be connected with friends more #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:08:22 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes I spend a lot of time on it.. but feel it makes occ balance more accessible for me #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:08:29 +0000)
@DoAbility RT @otalk_occhat : Looking forward to #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:08:44 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT You mentioned stress, so do you feel it helps with or increases stress, or both? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:09:13 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @elaamleung that’s interesting. All I could remember were what people wrote on my senior yearbook before I had Facebook. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:09:17 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @BillWongOT : @kirstyes 3. desire to be connected with friends more #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:09:32 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @gilliancrossley : @kirstyes I spend a lot of time on it.. but feel it makes occ balance more accessible for me #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:09:36 +0000)
@DoAbility Hello #occhat everyone!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:09:48 +0000)
@kirstyes @gilliancrossley How do you feel it helps your occupational balance? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:10:05 +0000)
@fullyOccupied #occhat hi all – one example is the competition for my time tonight – want to be here, but also other things to do! #wheresmybalance (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:10:48 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat I’ll throw that open to everyone. In what ways does digital technology support your occupational balance? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:11:12 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn Often I use it to try and be productive, but then it becomes a leisure pursuit #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:11:13 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I think both… cuz sometimes u have pressure to respond ASAP. But, sometimes talking to peers can help ease stress. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:11:19 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes Because it make socialising accessible when I am busy and pushed for time. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:11:20 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes cuz I remember at least I don’t have pressure to respond to people ASAP in high school, but now is different. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:11:56 +0000)
@kirstyes ? @AnnabelFenn : Often I use it to try and be productive, but then it becomes a leisure pursuit #occhat ? and takes away from productivity?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:12:18 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes @billwongot I find handwriting soothing but online can b stressful – it’s too fast #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:12:26 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes when I have to vent about school… lol! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:12:35 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @gilliancrossley : @kirstyes Because it make socialising accessible when I am busy and pushed for time. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:12:49 +0000)
@DoAbility @kirstyes can often become a hinderance :0 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:13:02 +0000)
@allisulli @kirstyes haha. My bad. Cultural sensitivity is dismal at times. The world doesn’t revolve around EST you mean?! Haha #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:13:03 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @kirstyes I feel that pressure too! thats why I turned notifications off! I respond when I have the time #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:13:05 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @kirstyes and not to mention multi-tasking. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:13:13 +0000)
@elaamleung @kirstyes #occhat defo miss writing letters. luv reading them again. brings more memories back than fb! but digi tech more convenient(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:13:32 +0000)
@kirstyes . @BillWongOT That’s interesting re pressure to respond ASAP. I feel that more with e-mail but less with twitter/fb possibly? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:13:41 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn Admittedly it can work both to support and detract from my occupational balance. I have to be disciplined with the amount of time #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:14:17 +0000)
@kirstyes . @gilliancrossley On a five minute pomodoro break maybe? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:14:20 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @clarewilding @kirstyes @billwongot the pressure to type quick is stressful! #alwaysmakingmistakes ! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:14:20 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clarewilding @kirstyes and this can be one example if you are not used to it. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:14:24 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn that I spend using digital technology and not disengage from off-line encounters, also essential for balance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:14:59 +0000)
@DoAbility Interested to see how technology has affected the way you purchase equipment… #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:15:03 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clarewilding @billwongot That’s a nice image, soothing handwriting. Do you feel that way (re too fast) with all digital tech? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:15:25 +0000)
@allisulli RT @gilliancrossley : @kirstyes I spend a lot of time on it.. but feel it makes occ balance more accessible for me #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:15:32 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @AnnabelFenn yes thats a hard balance to keep.. SocMe can bring on the procrastination! #occhat but sometimes that good for me(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:15:46 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes actually, the least pressure I have is if people text me. I rarely check texts at home. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:15:47 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @billwongot #occhat I agree -definitely less pressure – a kind of ‘collect when you can, respond when you like’ feel about it!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:15:53 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @gilliancrossley : @clarewilding @kirstyes @billwongot the pressure to type quick is stressful! #alwaysmakingmistakes ! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:16:04 +0000)
@clarewilding @BillWongOT @kirstyes yes, it’s diff to think about wot 2 say, type it, & read others at same time #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:16:12 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @clarewilding @kirstyes agreed! the flow is different than say email. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:16:19 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied yes… it can be a challenge to manage everything… SocMe add extra dimensions to what can already be a full life! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:16:56 +0000)
@DoAbility We wrote a blog about this a while ago #occhat http://t.co/prZHDerN (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:17:14 +0000)
@allisulli @gilliancrossley @kirstyes #Occhat My time use has changed profoundly bc of SoMe. It is professional and social. Mostly incredibly helpful(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:17:19 +0000)
@BillWongOT @AnnabelFenn Yes… being in OT taught me that. Social media should be used to build/enhance relationships, but not 100%. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:17:22 +0000)
@kirstyes . @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley How do people see multi-tasking in relation to occupational balance? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:17:38 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes @billwongot I think all digital by its nature is fast. That’s actually an advantage in some circumstances #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:17:45 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @elaamleung : @kirstyes #occhat defo miss writing letters. luv reading them again. brings more memories back than fb! but digi tech more convenient(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:17:47 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @DoAbility : Interested to see how technology has affected the way you purchase equipment… #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:18:05 +0000)
@elaamleung @kirstyes @BillWongOT #occhat totally agree with pressure 2 reply. sometimes ruins / disturbs quality time with VIPs in my life(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:18:09 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @AnnabelFenn : that I spend using digital technology and not disengage from off-line encounters, also essential for balance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:18:16 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied that’s what we face in this current generation. My parents don’t use SocMed. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:18:20 +0000)
@allisulli RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes @billwongot #occhat I agree -definitely less pressure – a kind of ‘collect when you can, respond when you like’ feel about it!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:18:36 +0000)
@kirstyes . @elaamleung You are making me want to write letters now but time is a huge issue isn’t it? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:18:42 +0000)
@kirstyes . @AnnabelFenn What sort of discipline strategies do you use? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:15 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @gilliancrossley well… I think it makes the “keeping up” part worse. More stress to do it. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:31 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Evening, sorry late rain = flooded roads! Not good just going to catch up. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:38 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @DoAbility : Interested to see how technology has affected the way you purchase equipment… #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:45 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @billwongot @gilliancrossley #occhat I enjoy it, definitely engage in it, but I think it makes being ‘in the moment’ more tricky(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:48 +0000)
@allisulli @fullyOccupied @kirstyes @billwongot that is why I love it so much! Even though it is often about work, it always feels like play #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:51 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn with multi-tasking and socme I ask myself if the quality of engagement is enhanced or inhibited #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:56 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes @BillWongOT I multitask EVERYTHING the digital age makes this easier! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:19:59 +0000)
@clarewilding #Occhat digital is however really excellent for connectivity. Immediacy is key to building relationships(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:20:01 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @elaamleung : @kirstyes @BillWongOT #occhat totally agree with pressure 2 reply. sometimes ruins / disturbs quality time with VIPs in my life(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:20:02 +0000)
@BillWongOT @elaamleung @kirstyes in certain settings, u have to try to respond within 24 hours, at least with emails. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:20:35 +0000)
@kirstyes . @fullyOccupied @billwongot Funny how the different forms have diff meanings and ‘rules’. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:20:44 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes @billwongot @gilliancrossley #occhat I enjoy it, definitely engage in it, but I think it makes being ‘in the moment’ more tricky(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:20:50 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat sorry I’m late I’ve had a crazy day!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:21:13 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clarewilding @billwongot We are hoping for people who find the chats difficult to contribute to the comments on the blog. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:21:37 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clarewilding I agree. That’s an important aspect that we have to help bridge the gap for some ppl w/ social difficulties. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:21:39 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley #occhat I take your point – a bit- re generational issue, but just as much an issue 4me & I’m no youth!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:02 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat I never sit on my computer… But my phone…. Mmm digital misbalanced for sure!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:28 +0000)
@elaamleung @kirstyes #occhat yep! u defo hv the volition & enjoy outcomes but no time/ perhaps letters r so meaningful u want decent time to write 1/2(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:30 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @kirstyes mine too! I feel more balanced with many aspects of my life by being able to access Socme.. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:40 +0000)
@allisulli @kirstyes @clarewilding @billwongot As a lefty, writing always stressful to me-makes a mess. But #techprobs one of biggest stress #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:42 +0000)
@kirstyes ? @DoAbility : We wrote a blog about this a while ago #occhat http://t.co/0f7dE8UA? Interesting. Thanks for sharing.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:43 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes @fullyoccupied @billwongot that makes sense. Diff analogue time communications have diff conventions #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:58 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley #occhat I think we all gave a choice re how much to engage, though SocMe more habitual for younger gen(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:22:59 +0000)
@allisulli RT @AnnabelFenn : with multi-tasking and socme I ask myself if the quality of engagement is enhanced or inhibited #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:23:08 +0000)
@BillWongOT @fullyOccupied @gilliancrossley but I perhaps will also add that my parents are not good w/ digital technology. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:23:19 +0000)
@allisulli RT @clarewilding : #Occhat digital is however really excellent for connectivity. Immediacy is key to building relationships(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:23:43 +0000)
@elaamleung @kirstyes #occhat but then posting letter/ u dont always have stamps with u and those takes time to do(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:23:44 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes @billwongot okay, I didn’t know that. Good strategy! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:23:57 +0000)
@kirstyes . @DoAbility Personally I’m not in a role where I purchase but it’s a lot easier to find out info now about equipment & Compare them #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:23:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @allisulli @kirstyes & for some1 like me, being connected lets me get to know a person 1st b4 1st real life convo. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:24:16 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn @kirstyes @clarewilding @BillWongOT I agree. I’ve read a couple of #occhat before feeling able to contribute, permanency is daunting!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:24:29 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied @BillWongOT think the younger gen have it built into their upbringing now.. A balance of real and virtual is helpful! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:24:37 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat What about portable technology such as smartphone, tablets, laptops etc. positives and negatives around impact on balance? #occult (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:24:48 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @allisulli : @gilliancrossley @kirstyes #Occhat My time use has changed profoundly bc of SoMe. It is professional and social. Mostly incredibly helpful(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:25:03 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @Symbolic_Life glad you’re here now 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:25:17 +0000)
@Keeper85 #Occhat I always tell ppl to only use SocMe if its comfortable and in the way it’s comfortable for them(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:25:17 +0000)
@fullyOccupied . @kirstyes @elaamleung Ha ha – I wrote a real letter on Saturday – felt weird, but special, but my thinking had to be different… #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:25:23 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @kirstyes : #occhat What about portable technology such as smartphone, tablets, laptops etc. positives and negatives around impact on balance? #occult (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:25:27 +0000)
@Keeper85 #Occhat I love SocMe for the networking aspect….. Wouldn’t know all of you amazing people otherwise :-)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:25:49 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat what’s socme?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:26:12 +0000)
@kirstyes . @elaamleung @billwongot Does anyone one have phones away policy on nights out/in? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:26:15 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @kirstyes me too. I am so much more relaxed about meeting people online than in real life. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:26:34 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I have my own laptop since I started #OT school, I think it’s vital for us to have at least one such device- good or bad. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:26:53 +0000)
@fullyOccupied . @kirstyes @elaamleung #occhat ..was very aware of not being able 2edit, review, etc &had 2form sentences fully before committing pen 2paper(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:26:55 +0000)
@kirstyes @allisulli @fullyoccupied @billwongot Interesting. What do you think it is that makes digital tech feel more like play than work? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:27:05 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @AnnabelFenn : with multi-tasking and socme I ask myself if the quality of engagement is enhanced or inhibited #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:27:15 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat I like social media but also like the old school approach of letters,.. More personal.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:27:20 +0000)
@fullyOccupied . @kirstyes @elaamleung #occhat I’m out if the habit! Am I losing my skill? Do I care? (Yes) ;)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:27:51 +0000)
@kirstyes . @gilliancrossley @billwongot I do too but sometimes feel I then never engage in either properly. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:27:52 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clarewilding : #Occhat digital is however really excellent for connectivity. Immediacy is key to building relationships(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:27:59 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @gilliancrossley @kirstyes yes… I remembered this past yr at AOTA, only thing I need to do is to connect voice w/ face. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:28:08 +0000)
@allisulli @kirstyes @fullyoccupied @billwongot I do not have any prof. expectations for this time use. It is exploratory, like field research #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:28:26 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @BillWongOT @kirstyes yes! an then getting meet in real life is just like catching up with old friends 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:28:51 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clarewilding Excellent point. Also helps I think when finally meeting someone in ‘real life’. Have a starting point. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:28:55 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes I think these new techs change our doings & therefore also change balance. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:29:04 +0000)
@Keeper85 @Symbolic_Life social media #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:29:09 +0000)
@fullyOccupied . @kirstyes @billwongot yeah – I like that – differing media for different purposes #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:29:13 +0000)
@elaamleung @kirstyes @BillWongOT #occhat nope! but i knw i seem antisocial by constantly checkin fone so make effort to not use it & focus on convos(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:29:18 +0000)
@allisulli @kirstyes @fullyoccupied @billwongot if it turns out that I wasn’t learning anything of value, I would get bored and stop. But I am #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:29:33 +0000)
@kirstyes ? @Symbolic_Life : #occhat I never sit on my computer… But my phone…. Mmm digital misbalanced for sure!? Interesting.So you feel imbalance(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:29:56 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @allisulli @kirstyes yes! I understand this too! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:29:59 +0000)
@fullyOccupied . @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley is that their habit? Their choice? Or maybe just a skill they’ve not mastered yet?! 😉 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:30:20 +0000)
@Keeper85 @clarewilding @kirstyes but that doesn’t have to bad if we know what we’re doing #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:30:39 +0000)
@BillWongOT @elaamleung @kirstyes now with my smartphone, unless it’s at an OT conference, I would put my smartphone on airplane mode or mute #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:30:59 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes yes that can be a prob! but nothing would get done if I didn’t multitask.. #occhat @billwongot (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:31:01 +0000)
@kirstyes . @allisulli @clarewilding @billwongot Tech problems can be so frustrating.Not always a back up.I always say like tech when it works. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:31:06 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @gilliancrossley @billwongot #occhat I’m sure you’re right(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:31:11 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes @fullyoccupied @billwongot that makes sense. Diff analogue time communications have diff conventions #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:31:22 +0000)
@claireOT #occhat hello everyone! Sorry for my late arrival- I was entertaining a real life person- trying to capture that old occupational balance!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:31:26 +0000)
@BillWongOT @fullyOccupied @gilliancrossley they feel that even a simple cellphone (not smartphone) is too complex for them! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:31:39 +0000)
@allisulli MT ” @fullyOccupied : . @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley is that habit? choice? Or maybe skill they’ve not mastered? #occhat ? great distinction(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:32:02 +0000)
@kirstyes . @elaamleung I’ve forgotten to post a letter for past few days.If I forget send an e-mail can pick up my phone. Letter more planning #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:32:28 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn Digital tech can also assist service users attain occupational balance – peer support for instance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:32:49 +0000)
@allisulli RT @AnnabelFenn : Digital tech can also assist service users attain occupational balance – peer support for instance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:33:18 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes @billwongot okay, I didn’t know that. Good strategy! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:33:33 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @fullyOccupied @gilliancrossley Just off topic a little bit- have anyone seen my latest post on Geri4OT group? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:33:33 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes I think that can vary. If the multitasking is adding to the flow.
#occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:33:34 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @AnnabelFenn : Digital tech can also assist service users attain occupational balance – peer support for instance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:33:51 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @AnnabelFenn : Digital tech can also assist service users attain occupational balance – peer support for instance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:33:59 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied @BillWongOT my parents and grandparents are into FB! makes staying intouch easy as I am not near to any of them #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:34:14 +0000)
@BillWongOT @AnnabelFenn The one I put on the Geri4OT group could be an example. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:34:17 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @allisulli @kirstyes @billwongot #occhat good point, well made :)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:34:26 +0000)
@MissHeldi @kirstyes I spend less time on TV & general Internet surfing. Now spend that time on reading scientific articles – more productive #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:34:29 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat One thing I’ve found that it has allowed me to be flexible with when I work but then that can seem to turn into expectation. Anyone?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:34:30 +0000)
@Cathy_OT What are people’s thoughts on the impact of technology on sleep. And how this in turn can influence occupational balance? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:34:32 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @AnnabelFenn : with multi-tasking and socme I ask myself if the quality of engagement is enhanced or inhibited #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:34:39 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes @symbolic_life I think balance is self determined … No real “rules” about it #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:35:01 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn @BillWongOT I’ll have a look for sure #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:35:38 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @BAOTCOT : Tonight’s #occhat is all about occupational balance in the digital age. http://t.co/qud8jCiM and follow @OTalk_Occhat for more info…(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:35:53 +0000)
@Keeper85 #occhat as with everyday life, a little planning and problem solving and balance is held. SocMe is no diff to IRL, but we let it take over(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:35:53 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Cathy_OT good question- I think I stayed up longer now since high school because of it. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:35:54 +0000)
@kirstyes . @AnnabelFenn I can see that. Interesting point I’ll make a note of – that there is acknowledgement of speed so need 2consider that #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:35:56 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes @symbolic_life I think balance is self determined … No real “rules” about it #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:36:04 +0000)
@clarewilding @Keeper85 @kirstyes I agree change is not synonymous with bad 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:36:07 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @MissHeldi thanks! Yes, timely topic for many of us- please leave your comment on the #occhat tag so we can include in the transcript!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:36:10 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes @symbolic_life I think balance is self determined … No real “rules” about it #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:36:14 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Keeper85 : #Occhat I always tell ppl to only use SocMe if its comfortable and in the way it’s comfortable for them(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:36:20 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes Agree, expectation re when working can be a negative. Since new role I have returned to ‘office hours’ not 9-5 but no home #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:36:28 +0000)
@allisulli @Cathy_OT It has really helped me w #insomnia , tho usually find ppl say otherwise. I find something relaxing to read, & presto! Zzz #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:37:05 +0000)
@Keeper85 @gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied @BillWongOT fb is a digital recreation if IRL interactions….are they wrong? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:37:11 +0000)
@MissHeldi @kirstyes It can get addictive & really disturb the occ balance..like everything that becomes an obsession. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:37:17 +0000)
@kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot @gilliancrossley Does it feel more comfortable to meet those in real life met online first over strangers? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:37:19 +0000)
@BillWongOT @AnnabelFenn This is all in Chinese… sorry. #occhat http://t.co/lKqttZ8g
But, it’s a pretty handy product for seniors 2 stay connected.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:37:23 +0000)
@Helen_otuk So true, very individual. RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes @symbolic_life I think balance is self determined … No real “rules” about it #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:37:49 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @Cathy_OT def impacts on my sleep… I shouldn’t used mobile as my alarm clock! often wake up and check my accounts… #OCCHAT (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:00 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @Keeper85 : neg = their always there. Pos = they mean u can access in small downtimes (bus etc) instead of big time blocks? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:00 +0000)
@BillWongOT @AnnabelFenn I think @elaamleung or I can translate to you what that phone features. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:09 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @Keeper85 : I think the modern age is going away from fixed point net access. And SocMe is leading that charge in a big way? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:16 +0000)
@elaamleung @Cathy_OT #occhat good question! i watch too much stuff on BBC iPlayer, always regret when i have uni early next day!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:25 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @Keeper85 : with @MH4OT for e.g being able to ask 800 OT’s for an answer from my phone in a park is pretty awesome!? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:31 +0000)
@kirstyes . @allisulli @fullyoccupied @billwongot Love this idea of exploring together. Wonder If this will change & feel more work like later #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:38 +0000)
@allisulli @AnnabelFenn @kirstyes @clarewilding @billwongot this is an issue, tho, that ppl who want to grow with this skill, need to address #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:45 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes I think these new techs change our doings & therefore also change balance. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:38:57 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @clarewilding : @Keeper85 @kirstyes I agree change is not synonymous with bad 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:39:17 +0000)
@BillWongOT @OTalk_Occhat @Keeper85 @MH4OT agree- used that strategy too to survive my #OT days as a student. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:39:32 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @gilliancrossley @billwongot wish my mum was -but 4her, she has no perceived benefit so no go #occhat – like all occupations – needs meaning(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:39:33 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @BillWongOT I’m the same. Very easy to get engrossed in something and forget how late it’s getting! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:39:46 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Keeper85 @clarewilding Bit an important area for research I think understanding the changes to help people find flow and balance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:39:48 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @kirstyes possibly imbalanced.. But it never gets in the way of meaningful occupation. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:39:55 +0000)
@MissHeldi The thing I enjoy most about digital is talking with OTs from different countries. We can learn very much from each other! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:40:17 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @claireot signing in to the group account to join in #occhat tonight(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:40:25 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @AnnabelFenn : Digital tech can also assist service users attain occupational balance – peer support for instance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:40:31 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot YES! does for me anyway! always worry about my ‘cackle’ when meeting strangers.. but not FB friends #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:40:44 +0000)
@Keeper85 @kirstyes @clarewilding yes, yes it is 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:40:47 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Helen_otuk Yes agree. Often for me it hasn’t been. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:41:04 +0000)
@allisulli @kirstyes @billwongot @gilliancrossley meeting online and then IRL has different, unique stresses. It is my hyper-vigilance #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:41:30 +0000)
@uk_james hello all, made it for end of chat on impact of digital age on occupation #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:41:56 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied yes.. my Grandad started when family moved to Aus as made access easy.. he uses frequently for all sorts now! he’s 79 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:00 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn @Cathy_OT @BillWongOT I’m guilty of this also! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:13 +0000)
@MissHeldi @gilliancrossley @cathy_ot I’m currently trying to get rid of that habit, costs me an hour of my sleep which is not healthy #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:17 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @Keeper85 @clarewilding Yes… I think it will be good to do a study and have it published of Journal of OS. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:19 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Cathy_OT Excellent question re impact of tech on Sleep. I think it can def have negative impact if don’t set limits. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:24 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @kirstyes @gilliancrossley I am the same way, too. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:45 +0000)
@allisulli @kirstyes @fullyoccupied @billwongot depends on what u want to prove w it. Even if it becomes more work, u kno u like the work #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:50 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot #occhat good question – like all occupations, activity itself is not the defining feature & they slide …(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:42:56 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Cathy_OT I also have a cool sleep app though that wakes me at the ‘best’ time in my REM cycle. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:43:02 +0000)
@elaamleung @allisulli @kirstyes @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley #occhat so true. sense of pressure wen colleagues added on social sites(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:43:08 +0000)
@Helen_otuk This can happen when reading. RT @Cathy_OT : I’m the same. Very easy to get engrossed in something and forget how late it’s getting! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:43:35 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @allisulli Ah that’s interesting. Maybe it depends on what tech is being used for. Perhaps its online interaction that effects sleep #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:43:50 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clarewilding @symbolic_life Yes very true. Some would look at others use and think whoa. But they may be feeling want to increase. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:02 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot #occhat … About depending in context – sometimes leisure, sometimes productivity – and even self care!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:03 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Keeper85 : #occhat as with everyday life, a little planning and problem solving and balance is held. SocMe is no diff to IRL, but we let it take over(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:09 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @elaamleung hello and thanks for joining in tonight’s #occhat ! I have the boxes of old letters, too! Will we will archive our SoMe use?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:30 +0000)
@BillWongOT @elaamleung @allisulli @kirstyes @gilliancrossley yes… that’s why I sometimes admire those who can live w/o SocMed sites. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:32 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot #occhat … About depending in context – sometimes leisure, sometimes productivity – and even self care!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:48 +0000)
@kirstyes @Keeper85 Why do you think we let it. Is it about the feelings/sense of meaning? Belonging? Etc. a digital high? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:52 +0000)
@BillWongOT @fullyOccupied @kirstyes @allisulli Yes… I remembered I used SocMed to talk my #OT peers about my dx initially. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:10 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @kirstyes @clarewilding ye maybe.. It’s contextual also. I find I use my phone more at university family are 6 hours away.. . #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:11 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot #occhat for example online grocery shopping, or use of myfitnesspal!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:23 +0000)
@gilliancrossley RT @Keeper85 : #occhati think as SocMe removes some of the anxiety components around IRL meeting it encourages more interaction #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:33 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @gilliancrossley hello! Yes, socialising in short breaks/ when doing childcare in evenings has been a great benefit to me, too #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:44 +0000)
@allisulli @elaamleung @kirstyes @billwongot @gilliancrossley I never expected other therapists to friend req me on Fb after meeting on twitter #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:46 +0000)
@BillWongOT @OTalk_Occhat @elaamleung I think that’s where timeline feature is for… and u can access ur 1st mes. 2 some1 if u r patient. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:46:06 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Cathy_OT Yes I think digital tech is so broad so would need to look at specific use. May be useful to tweet something off mind #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:46:33 +0000)
@impeycares RT @OTalk_Occhat : Who’s joining us tonight for a discussion on Occupational Balance in the Digital Age? #occhat
Anyone and everyone welcome to join in (KS)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:46:37 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @clarewilding @fullyoccupied hello and welcome, guys! Thanks for joining us for #occhat tonight x(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:46:49 +0000)
@allisulli @Cathy_OT I have seen stuff on fb posted by students that has caused me to lost a lot of sleep, tho! #occhat . Now I block students on fb(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:05 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @AnnabelFenn : with multi-tasking and socme I ask myself if the quality of engagement is enhanced or inhibited #occhat ? <great point(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:14 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @elaamleung @kirstyes @billwongot why not? #occhat I have met a few on Twitter and friended later on FB(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:14 +0000)
@BillWongOT @fullyOccupied @kirstyes @allisulli or Notes, Reminders, etc. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:16 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @kirstyes There’s some evidence that the light from tech can disrupt circadian rhythms too. It’s very interesting. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:21 +0000)
@fullyOccupied RT @Cathy_OT : @BillWongOT I’m the same. Very easy to get engrossed in something and forget how late it’s getting! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:29 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @kirstyes @elaamleung I always send thinking of you letters to close family and friends it makes it personal #occhat #balance (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:30 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes @symbolic_life we hav different skills & abilities & prefs. Choice would seem 2 b big issue #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:30 +0000)
@danielleb_90 RT @clarewilding : #Occhat digital is however really excellent for connectivity. Immediacy is key to building relationships(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:33 +0000)
@kirstyes . @gilliancrossley @cathy_ot Yes I do this too. See the notifications and five minutes turns into ten. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:34 +0000)
@elaamleung does it count as occ imbalance if i stop doing something e.g. my uni homework thats due tomo & rush to twitter for #occhat ? :P(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:34 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @AnnabelFenn hi and welcome- I often wonder about the quality of our engagement, too. Care to explore further? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:48 +0000)
@kirstyes . @elaamleung @cathy_ot Or the You Tube video time suck! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:47:56 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @AnnabelFenn : Digital tech can also assist service users attain occupational balance – peer support for instance #occhat ? <oh, yes!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:48:16 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @Cathy_OT hard to do if u are friends before, though. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:48:25 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat So what are some of the strategies people can share for maintaining their personal balance?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:48:39 +0000)
@impeycares Digital has actually helped us facilitate offline discussions of adaptation funding difficulties. Planting the seed via digital #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:48:39 +0000)
@MissHeldi @kirstyes Relevant because this is digital era and it will only get more digital. Really influences occ balance and occ adaptation #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:48:53 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @OTalk_Occhat hello! yes it’s provides much needed socialization in what can be an isolated ‘real world’ #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:48:55 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Symbolic_Life That’s good. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:49:17 +0000)
@allisulli @gilliancrossley @elaamleung @kirstyes @billwongot I’m nervous friends. Did twitter for work, thought I’d fb for friends/family #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:49:23 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Cathy_OT @kirstyes I heard of that too. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:49:25 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat Does anyone else want to pose any questions?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:49:34 +0000)
@uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @annabelfenn agree, saw great example earlier in year of French carers using iPads #SoMe to provide peer support #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:49:43 +0000)
@fullyOccupied RT @Keeper85 : #Occhat I love SocMe for the networking aspect….. Wouldn’t know all of you amazing people otherwise :-)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:50:04 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @OTalk_Occhat yes… without SocMed, I would often be found home alone! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:50:05 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @kirstyes apart from socme with procrastination and meaningful study time of course..! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:50:05 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @gilliancrossley : @Cathy_OT def impacts on my sleep…often wake up and check my accounts… #OCCHAT ? <yep, done that ;-)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:50:21 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Was reading this the other day MT @Cathy_OT : There’s some evidence re light from tech can disrupt circadian rhythms too. Interesting #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:50:38 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @cathy_ot I am talking about students in my program exclusively. I don’t care abt other ppl’s student behavior #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:04 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @Cathy_OT hello and thanks for joining the #occhat tonight- totally agree that the accessibility of SoMe can impact on (my) sleep!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:05 +0000)
@Keeper85 within SocMe I have multiple roles. #occhat and http://t.co/kBJecUk5 are productive. Networking is leisure and rest etc(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:08 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Oh yes! RT @kirstyes : . @gilliancrossley @cathy_ot Yes I do this too. See the notifications and five minutes turns into ten. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:16 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes @cathy_ot yep! I also have this thing about always having my phone ‘just in case’ . I don’t think its a habit I will break #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:22 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes I think these new techs change our doings & therefore also change balance. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:23 +0000)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk @Cathy_OT I’ve heard this too & noticed significant improvement in sleep when trialling ban for couple hours before bed! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:31 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @fullyOccupied : @Keeper85 IRL? (Sorry -probably really obvious!) In Real Life #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:32 +0000)
@uk_james @gilliancrossley @otalk_occhat research coming out now about social isolation #loneliness in older people and how #SoMe helps #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:39 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Symbolic_Life @clarewilding Yes context important. I used it less this weekend because I was busy having fun in London #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:51:49 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @Cathy_OT I was commenting on the fact that you block students on FB. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:52:39 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @uk_james hello & welcome! You can add comments on the #tag for 24 hrs before we scoop the transcript- or comment on the blog, too! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:52:47 +0000)
@Keeper85 #occhat as OTs we need to learn tricks and tools to help keep this balance with SocMe so we can help our clients(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:05 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @fullyOccupied : @gilliancrossley @billwongot wish my mum was -but 4her, she has no perceived benefit so no go #occhat – like all occupations – needs meaning(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:11 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @clissa89 @helen_otuk @cathy_ot o interesting I need to do this! How long before cal? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:20 +0000)
@kirstyes @allisulli @cathy_ot Goes back to diff forms and rules. I don’t fb friend students either. More ‘private’ for me than twitter. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:28 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Cathy_OT : @kirstyes There’s some evidence that the light from tech can disrupt circadian rhythms too. It’s very interesting. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:36 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @kirstyes @Cathy_OT good point… got used to technology now (even GPS)… don’t have backup plan when I get lost. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:37 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn @OTalk_Occhat @kirstyes I think #occhat does a good job of being inclusive by making past chats accessible(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:42 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes I think setting goals is important. Wot do I want 2 achieve today? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:53:45 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @uk_james @otalk_occhat It really can be a life saver for some! provides much needed interaction! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:54:00 +0000)
@Keeper85 @clissa89 @Helen_otuk @Cathy_OT it’s the light from the device #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:54:03 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Cathy_OT Yes, even lights from plugs etc. I turn phone face down and turn do not disturb on. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:54:12 +0000)
@clissa89 @Symbolic_Life 2-3 hours. +Put phone on silent too & did lots of self-carey/restorative things. need to get back into it! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:54:14 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes @symbolic_life we hav different skills & abilities & prefs. Choice would seem 2 b big issue #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:54:25 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat I think socme can provide great opportunities for meeting new colleagues etc. However, balance between real social time and virtual?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:00 +0000)
@Helen_otuk So true RT @Keeper85 : #occhat as OTs we need to learn tricks and tools to help keep this balance with SocMe so we can help our clients(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:00 +0000)
@fullyOccupied #occhat anyone followed the FOMO meme?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:15 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clarewilding @symbolic_life Choice and preference and these need exploring and acknowledging more I think. #occhat
See as occ not activity(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:24 +0000)
@janet_folland We are what we repeatedly do. . ~ Aristotle #occhat #occupationaltherapy The link between ‘doing’ and ‘being’ recognised over millennia!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:30 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @allisulli @Cathy_OT if u know a student before he/she takes ur class, u better tell that student about this, though. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:30 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @elaamleung @kirstyes @billwongot @gilliancrossley does anyone else see different facets of people on diff networks? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:31 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @kirstyes @Cathy_OT my back up plan is to shout at the GPS ! #OCCHAT ! actually GPS taught me all the geog I know #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:32 +0000)
@clissa89 @fullyOccupied no? please elaborate #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:34 +0000)
@fullyOccupied RT @Keeper85 : #occhat as OTs we need to learn tricks and tools to help keep this balance with SocMe so we can help our clients(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:45 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @cathy_ot right. I only block AIC students. I have never been fb friends w a student before they joined the program #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:50 +0000)
@uk_james . @gilliancrossley @otalk_occhat I saw that @MindingsStu won an award in past week for #SoMe idea #occhat http://t.co/nJWQ2lJr (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:55:56 +0000)
@uk_james RT @gilliancrossley : @uk_james @otalk_occhat It really can be a life saver for some! provides much needed interaction! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:07 +0000)
@kirstyes . @elaamleung lol, depends on the meaning for you I guess. You can still call this CPD. Good luck with the work tho. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:11 +0000)
@clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @elaamleung @kirstyes @billwongOT @gilliancrossley absolutely – different aspects of person shine through #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:12 +0000)
@Helen_otuk But is it different to other situations? Spending too much time on other ‘hobbies’ or ‘activities’ @Keeper85 : #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:22 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @BillWongOT : @gilliancrossley @OTalk_Occhat yes… without SocMed, I would often be found home alone! #occhat ? <so true for many of us!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:25 +0000)
@elaamleung @BillWongOT @OTalk_Occhat #occhat not the same. more cool wen open envelop, read the content & handwriting, enjoy design of the paper too.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:30 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes @symbolic_life I pick my times to use. Sometimes I ignore digital completely #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:31 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT this may be more challenging for you bc u will teach where u are a student. I am glad I don’t have this dilemma #Occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:54 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @clissa89 I’ve tried this too and found I felt more refreshed the next day. Always get lured back though! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:56:58 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat clients can SocMe distract real time social activities do young kids have lowered social abilities to learn as a result of virtual?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:57:06 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @Cathy_OT My ex-masters classmate never commented much on my FB anyway, so there was no big change this semester on FB. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:57:20 +0000)
@kirstyes . @uk_james @annabelfenn That’s really interesting. Any further info? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:57:34 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @BillWongOT interesting point about FB timeline as archive… But what about when we “move on” from FB or any network? #occhat @elaamleung (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:57:42 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @Cathy_OT I am talking about my ex-masters classmate turned instructor for my OTD this semester. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:57:43 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @elaamleung @kirstyes @billwongOT veryeasy 2c diff aspects public nature means easy2 c if genuine #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:58:20 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @Cathy_OT and I know at USC, there could be some instances of this scenario. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:58:22 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @uk_james : @OTalk_Occhat @annabelfenn agree, great example earlier..French carers using iPads #SoMe to provide peer support #occhat ? <great(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:58:27 +0000)
@allisulli RT @Keeper85 : #occhat as OTs we need to learn tricks and tools to help keep this balance with SocMe so we can help our clients(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:58:30 +0000)
@uk_james #occhat @MindingsStu as per last tweet, #innovation #SoMe http://t.co/uMtPjn2e (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:58:43 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @uk_james also research showing over 55s fastest growing user group of SoMe #occhat @gilliancrossley (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:59:06 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat So we’ve two minutes left – summaries/conclusions/take homes?? Thanks all some great ideas, questions thrown in here.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:59:12 +0000)
@BillWongOT @OTalk_Occhat @elaamleung maybe u can switch it into an account where ppl can’t add u as a friend to treasure such memories? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:59:26 +0000)
@Keeper85 #occhat I run 3 twitter accounts 3 fb pages a website and various other SocMe accounts for different organisations. I feel very balanced(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:59:27 +0000)
@allisulli @clissa89 @helen_otuk @cathy_ot I love my ad before bed. Read something light and before I can think, I’m asleep #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:59:34 +0000)
@Keeper85 #occhat it’s not necessarily what u do but how u do it that helps u keep your balance(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:59:52 +0000)
@elaamleung @gilliancrossley @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @kirstyes @BillWongOT #occhat true that. you can edit online but not real life!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:00:11 +0000)
@AnnabelFenn Participating in #occhat this #OTuesday has been the most positive use of socme for me. Thanks for being so welcoming!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:00:23 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clissa89 Yes think I should do this too. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:00:25 +0000)
@Keeper85 @Helen_otuk nope I don’t think so. Same brain chemicals, different activities #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:00:29 +0000)
@uk_james . @kirstyes @annabelfenn I’ll have to look it up, was at a conference I was presenting at in Brussels earlier this year, will google #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:00:40 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat Am I right in thinking Internet technology use disorder will be in DSM V?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:00:51 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I think we have to be aware of our digital technology usage, otherwise our occ. balance will get worse and worse. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:00:52 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Keeper85 : #occhat as OTs we need to learn tricks and tools to help keep this balance with SocMe so we can help our clients(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:00 +0000)
@MissHeldi Best #occhat yet. Will catch up later. Now in cinema, watching “Silver Linings”..esp interested in how they’ll depict bipolar disorder.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:08 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @AnnabelFenn thanks- that’s useful to know! And of course, people can choose to use #occhat or comment direct on the blog @kirstyes (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:11 +0000)
@gilliancrossley RT @Keeper85 : #occhat it’s not necessarily what u do but how u do it that helps u keep your balance(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:20 +0000)
@Helen_otuk yes that is interesting. RT @uk_james also research showing over 55s fastest growing user group of SoMe #occhat #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:26 +0000)
@allisulli ? @Symbolic_Life : #occhat cdo young kids have lowered social abilities to learn as a result of virtual?? Research does not indicate this.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:27 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat have we looked at the potential impact on clients social abilities becoming impaired as a result of virtual overtime?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:33 +0000)
@allisulli RT @OTalk_Occhat : @uk_james also research showing over 55s fastest growing user group of SoMe #occhat @gilliancrossley (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:40 +0000)
@DebbiiHarrison Just catching up with #occhat Great discussion as usual but I’m #abitlatefortheparty (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:43 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @MissHeldi : Best #occhat yet. Will catch up later. Now in cinema, watching “Silver Linings”..esp interested in how they’ll depict bipolar disorder.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:45 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @AnnabelFenn we also have an active Facebook page for #otalk and #occhat where we announce chats and have discussions/share news @kirstyes (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:47 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Keeper85 Definitely. Do you think we also then need to be using it to do this? #occhat (After all I don’t play golf).(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:48 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes well… in some communities, there are educational workshops about this already! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:11 +0000)
@allisulli RT @Keeper85 : #occhat I run 3 twitter accounts 3 fb pages a website and various other SocMe accounts for different organisations. I feel very balanced(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:25 +0000)
@Keeper85 @kirstyes if not using it then being able to teach it. If its an issue for us it’s an issue for our clients #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:52 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @AnnabelFenn pleased you joined us. Thanks. Look forward to you returning? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:53 +0000)
@clarewilding @kirstyes thanks Kirsty, u asked great questions = great discussion #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:53 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @uk_james : . @gilliancrossley @otalk_occhat I saw that @MindingsStu won an award #occhat http://t.co/nmjodrVC? <great product!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:54 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @allisulli maybe not?…. But how much has this been researched? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:58 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @gilliancrossley : @Keeper85 you’re a SocMe guru! lol #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:03:07 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @elaamleung : @BillWongOT @OTalk_Occhat #occhat not the same. more cool wen open envelop, read the content & handwriting, enjoy design of the paper too.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:03:25 +0000)
@fullyOccupied . @clissa89 #occhat Fear of Missing Out! http://t.co/4E8lEhBr (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:03:32 +0000)
@allisulli ? @AnnabelFenn : #occhat this #OTuesday has been the most positive use of socme for me. Thanks for being so welcoming!? Great ideas, Annabel!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:03:40 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes find ur personal balance don’t try to keep up with others and do what’s meaningful to you then SocMe can b great&balanced #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:03:53 +0000)
@clarewilding @Keeper85 and that list makes my head spin! 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:03:55 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @Keeper85 true… I have read an account that some people have social phobia even in trying to chat w/ some1 on FB. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:03:57 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @uk_james : . @gilliancrossley @otalk_occhat I saw that @MindingsStu won an award in past week for #SoMe idea #occhat http://t.co/nJWQ2lJr (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:06 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Yes i would agree. RT @Keeper85 : @Helen_otuk nope I don’t think so. Same brain chemicals, different activities #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:21 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life #occhat once again occhat lovelies… It’s been emotional!.. stay safe!! :-)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:25 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @AnnabelFenn second that! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:28 +0000)
@Keeper85 @clarewilding lol it’s not for everyone but I use tools and techniques that help #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:39 +0000)
@kirstyes . @uk_james @gilliancrossley @mindingsstu Wow. Need to look at that another time. Link will be on grabchat now #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:44 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @Keeper85 : #occhat it’s not necessarily what u do but how u do it that helps u keep your balance(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:47 +0000)
@jfaias #occhat in digital world, as in real life, I found that I can’t cope with big groups of people. keep giving privilege to real interaction(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:04:54 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Keeper85 : #occhat as OTs we need to learn tricks and tools to help keep this balance with SocMe so we can help our clients(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:05:07 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @kirstyes I’ve met them and worked with them #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:05:14 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @kirstyes yes, but as long as it is a valued occupation for them, right? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:05:22 +0000)
@allisulli RT @kirstyes : . @Keeper85 Definitely. Do you think we also then need to be using it to do this? #occhat (After all I don’t play golf).(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:05:33 +0000)
@fullyOccupied . @clissa89 daughter studying anthropology &writing about happiness – this featured in some of the reading she was doing – v #occsci #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:05:35 +0000)
@allisulli @Symbolic_Life I’ll get you some info. Gaming helps many kids w social disabilities participate and increase sense of self efficacy #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:06:29 +0000)
@kirstyes . @AnnabelFenn Thanks for the great input. Sleep well. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:06:35 +0000)
@BillWongOT @jfaias Second that. I prefer one-on-one’s whenever possible. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:07:00 +0000)
@clissa89 @fullyOccupied sounds very interesting!! think she will come over to the #occsci dark side? 😉 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:07:00 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @jfaias : #occhat in digital world, as in real life, I found that I can’t cope with big groups of people. keep giving privilege to real interaction(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:07:06 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 @otalk_occhat @allisulli @elaamleung @kirstyes @billwongot @gilliancrossley agree #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:07:30 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Keeper85 : @kirstyes if not using it then being able to teach it. If its an issue for us it’s an issue for our clients #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:07:30 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @jfaias : #occhat in digital world, as in real life, I found that I can’t cope with big groups of people. keep giving privilege to real interaction(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:07:36 +0000)
@clarewilding @Keeper85 I think our diversity helps us survive & thrive. Each person makes a different contribution #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:08:02 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @Symbolic_Life But, I think it’s to a point, though. don’t want them to be obsessed with games. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:08:03 +0000)
@Cathy_OT Great #occhat again this week. As always it has left me with lots to think over. Thanks everyone!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:08:03 +0000)
@allisulli ? @jfaias : #occhat in digital as in real life, I found that I can’t cope with groups of people. ? interesting 1:1 is more intimidating to me(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:08:13 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Don’t forget, next week is an #OTalk about using apps in OT practice- all #occhat ers welcome! Same time, #otalk tag instead of #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:08:41 +0000)
@gilliancrossley Awesome #occhat as always thanks for being a great host @kirstyes (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:08:41 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @fullyOccupied maybe she should get a PhD in OS. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:08:45 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @jfaias I hope I didn’t intimidate you when we met at AOTA this past year. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:09:22 +0000)
@Keeper85 @clarewilding exactly! Couldn’t agree more 😀 can see this in EVERY aspect of life from project management to love life #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:09:34 +0000)
@clissa89 Thank you @kirstyes for hosting #occhat tonight despite being poorly sick and deserving of lots and lots of sympathy! Sorry I missed it(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:09:38 +0000)
@fullyOccupied Likewise – must go now ta! ? @Cathy_OT : Great #occhat again this week. As always it has left me with lots to think over. Thanks everyone!?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:09:48 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Keeper85 @clarewilding As in apps etc that make it easier to manage? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:09:49 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @symbolic_life it is a place to start if all you have experienced in real life is social failure & stress. #occhat #teens #tech (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:10:21 +0000)
@elaamleung Awesome #occhat topic close to heart. thanks @kirstyes too :)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:10:42 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @allisulli @Symbolic_Life then teach them balance! 🙂 once they develop skills start applying them IRL #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:11:01 +0000)
@kirstyes . @jfaias Yes. Can see that may be why something like this more challenging. Iuse most to interact with RL friends interestingly #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:11:23 +0000)
@kirstyes . @fullyOccupied @clissa89 Ooh what was shared. Can’t see back. Bring on the anthropologists. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:12:22 +0000)
@BillWongOT @allisulli @Symbolic_Life I’m just mentioning that cuz I’ve read some posts about kids w/ #autism engaging in games all day. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:12:29 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes RT @fullyOccupied : . @clissa89 #occhat Fear of Missing Out! http://t.co/1nSVpJa0 (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:12:45 +0000)
@kirstyes . @Cathy_OT Thanks for the fab input re sleep. One of my lack of balance aspects. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:13:09 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @allisulli @Symbolic_Life No instant fixes for some ppl, that’s for sure. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:13:16 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @OTalk_Occhat : Don’t forget, next week is an #OTalk about using apps in OT practice- all #occhat ers welcome! Same time, #otalk tag instead of #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:13:21 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @MissHeldi the #occhat has finished, but would still love to hear your views, just tweet with the #tag or comment on the blog or on FB! X(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:13:38 +0000)
@kirstyes . @gilliancrossley Thanks Gill. Helps when everyone is so generous with comments and time. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:13:53 +0000)
@jfaias @allisulli #occhat would b really interesting to find out what variables differ or are similar between digital and 1:1 interactions for ppl(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:13:57 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clarewilding : @Keeper85 I think our diversity helps us survive & thrive. Each person makes a different contribution #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:14:13 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @allisulli @Symbolic_Life no instant fixes for anyone! But nothing worth doing is ever easy #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:14:26 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clissa89 Thanks. Nap helped and had tissues handy. Interesting discussion kept me going. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:15:02 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @kirstyes : . @gilliancrossley Thanks Gill. Helps when everyone is so generous with comments and time. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:15:07 +0000)
@BillWongOT @jfaias @allisulli good question. Right off the bat will be reading social cues and making eye contact in real life convos. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:15:16 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @kirstyes : . @clissa89 Thanks. Nap helped and had tissues handy. Interesting discussion kept me going. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:15:34 +0000)
@allisulli ? @jfaias : #occhat would b really interesting to find variables between digital and 1:1 interactions for ppl? sounds like more work to me!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:16:06 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @allisulli @Symbolic_Life and clients has to buy in w/ the process. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:16:34 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : @kirstyes RT @fullyOccupied : . @clissa89 #occhat Fear of Missing Out! http://t.co/1nSVpJa0 (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:16:43 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @jfaias @allisulli and for those with these skills it’s fantastic. For those without we adjust 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:16:46 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @allisulli @Symbolic_Life always #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:17:05 +0000)
@kirstyes . @clissa89 @fullyoccupied Oh yes I have this. One strategy has been to use lists of those I def don’t want to miss. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:17:22 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Thanks for #occhat @kirstyes and all, not very good at focus this evening. I will review on the blog (not after 11hrs in work + 2hr drive)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:17:30 +0000)
@Keeper85 @allisulli @jfaias and compare these to anxiety invoking aspects of interaction… #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:18:32 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @Keeper85 : @BillWongOT @jfaias @allisulli and for those with these skills it’s fantastic. For those without we adjust 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:18:52 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @kirstyes My pleasure. I’m a bit of a sleep geek so tend to sneak it into conversation when I can! 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:19:10 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat Thanks once again all. I’m off but do kept chatting. I’ll grab the chat in 24 hours so look forward to catching up on extras.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:19:11 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @kirstyes : #occhat Thanks once again all. I’m off but do kept chatting. I’ll grab the chat in 24 hours so look forward to catching up on extras.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:20:33 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @allisulli @jfaias Maybe a control vs. experimental group type study? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:20:52 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @allisulli @jfaias or a mixed research with 2+ different groups of people? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:21:26 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clarewilding : @kirstyes @symbolic_life I pick my times to use. Sometimes I ignore digital completely #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:24:22 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Thanks to @kirstyes for great hosting and pertinent questions for the #occhat tonight- much appreciated by all(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:24:46 +0000)
@kirstyes @MissHeldi Sorry I missed this, my search obv missing things. Good points re occupational adaptation. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:25:50 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot #occhat for example online grocery shopping, or use of myfitnesspal!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:26:32 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot #occhat good question – like all occupations, activity itself is not the defining feature & they slide …(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:26:51 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes @allisulli @billwongot #occhat … About depending in context – sometimes leisure, sometimes productivity – and even self care!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:27:08 +0000)
@Keeper85 @Symbolic_Life @allisulli @billwongot do I need to answer :-p I think it’s pretty obvious how much I love SocMe lol #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:28:09 +0000)
@kirstyes . @SarahDobby77094 @missheldi sorry missed this as was following #occhat . Don’t forget the hashtag. Focus links to mindfulness for sure.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:28:59 +0000)
@kirstyes MT? @Keeper85 : neg = their always there. Pos = they mean u can access in small downtimes (bus etc) instead of big time blocks? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:30:13 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @MissHeldi : @kirstyes It can get addictive & really disturb the occ balance..like everything that becomes an obsession. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:30:49 +0000)
@Keeper85 @kirstyes e.g. I’m sitting in a cafe now before work having my eggs and a soy latte and participating in #occhat 😀 balance ;-)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:31:12 +0000)
@uk_james . @kirstyes @annabelfenn here it is (hope French good) Universite des Aidants http://t.co/obJ0c8sg
Summary p.2 http://t.co/vU6u2pAR
#occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:31:12 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes @clissa89 … anthropology course she’s writing re ‘happiness’ came across http://t.co/sHKP1j7A? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:31:54 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @clarewilding : @Keeper85 I think our diversity helps us survive & thrive. Each person makes a different contribution #occhat ? < lovely(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:36:54 +0000)
@uk_james Tablettes num�riques pour sortir de l’isolement; iPads for French carers to reduce isolation #occhat #SoMe http://t.co/FdVN5Bc4 (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:37:05 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat This is @kirstyes – think I may have been twitter sin binned. Trying to send some #occhat replies but it’s not letting me. Will try later.(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:37:25 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @DebbiiHarrison you’re very welcome to add thoughts over the next day using the #occhat tag, they will be included in the transcript!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:38:34 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat MT? @effnol Some pertinent stuff on Dara O’Brains Science club. Technology can free us up for more important things.? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:38:46 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @DebbiiHarrison and of course, you’re welcome to add thoughts onto the blog or the FB page, too #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:39:04 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @DebbiiHarrison thanks very much for catching up on the chat- it was a great discussion, look forward to hearing your thoughts? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:39:45 +0000)
@uk_james MT ? @MindingsStu : The core of my presentation was #loneliness & it resonated. Grateful for @EndLonelinessUK stats…? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:39:58 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @Symbolic_Life : #occhat have we looked at potential impact on clients social abilities becoming impaired as a result of virtual overtime??(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:40:02 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @Symbolic_Life great point- I ( @claireot ) think this is an emerging area where OT intervention will be very valuable! #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:41:03 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @AnnabelFenn : Participating in #occhat this #OTuesday has been the most positive use of socme for me. Thanks for being so welcoming!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:41:45 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @fullyOccupied : #occhat anyone followed the FOMO meme?? <missed this, what’s it all about?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:44:25 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @fullyOccupied : . @clissa89 #occhat Fear of Missing Out! http://t.co/sHKP1j7A? <aha! I see!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:44:40 +0000)
@uk_james MT? @MindingsStu : @OTalk_Occhat I suggested harnessing power of #SoMe to create virtual #Mindings friends for people w/ no family.? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:45:08 +0000)
@jfaias RT @Keeper85 : @kirstyes e.g. I’m sitting in a cafe now before work having my eggs and a soy latte and participating in #occhat 😀 balance ;-)(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:48:26 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @MissHeldi : The thing I enjoy about digital is talking with OTs from different countries. We can learn very much from each other! #occhat ?(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:48:40 +0000)
@uk_james . @MindingsStu @otalk_occhat no such thing as gatecrashing on Twitter, I pulled you in #seewhatIdidthere #occhat come next Tues at 8pm(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:52:52 +0000)
@uk_james . @kirstyes @annabelfenn https://t.co/ThVqTSRV #occhat video says about 100 carers benefited,they linked up on twitter & Facebook… #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:56:02 +0000)
@uk_james . @kirstyes @annabelfenn#occhat French iPad contd…. And also used iPad for leisure time to distract them from role of carer #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:57:59 +0000)
@uk_james MT ? @MindingsStu : OT connection with Mindings began with an OT I met at a party suggest a clinical study… http://t.co/fVuVBGOM? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:00:19 +0000)
@uk_james . @OTalk_Occhat @mindingsstu @claireot @gilliancrossley Stu, I need to find out more – is there a #deukcare vid about Mindings? #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:01:49 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @claireOT signing off this account, now. It’s been great to #occhat with you all tonight- keep the chat going on the tag, the blog and FB!(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:03:10 +0000)
@jfaias @OTalk_Occhat #occhat properly used, digital is very useful. Access info, sharing resources and knowledge, leisure… Balance -> equation(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:10:13 +0000)
@uk_james #occhat next Tues 8pm about use of apps in #occupationaltherapy https://t.co/ufWMlpfh @shirleyayres @idiopathic @jo_empson #NHSchange (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:10:26 +0000)
@uk_james MT? @MindingsStu : @OTalk_Occhat #Mindings gets (over)mentioned most weeks! Here’s 2 users: http://t.co/KelxvXoz? Thanks #occhat #dementia (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:12:58 +0000)
@CastleDaisy Busy busy busy…. I never seem to get time to check out #occhat or #occtalk til it’s all over! *sigh*(Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:35:40 +0000)
@kirstyes . @DoAbility Sorry missed loads tonight. Weren’t showing up. Hope tonight helped with some ‘less of a hindrance’ strategies. #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:15:22 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @uk_james : . @kirstyes @annabelfenn https://t.co/ThVqTSRV #occhat video says about 100 carers benefited,they linked up on twitter & Facebook… #occhat (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:15:50 +0000)
@allisulli A fantastic wrap to the 2012 #WMASS #MH MAOT SIG year. Occupational balance in action: a #party ! ?????? #OTuesday #occhat #mentalhealth (Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:37:09 +0000)
@motion_c RT @uk_james : Tablettes num�riques pour sortir de l’isolement; iPads for French carers to reduce isolation #occhat #SoMe http://t.co/FdVN5Bc4 (Wed, 05 Dec 2012 04:17:50 +0000)
@rhidianhughes RT @uk_james : #occhat next Tues 8pm about use of apps in #occupationaltherapy http://t.co/bNtrzX0l? @shirleyayres …(Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:20:07 +0000)

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So how has the Digital Age impacted on your occupational balance or on the balance of others you have contact with?

Have you got any strategies you can share with us for maintaining balance?

What are your reflections on this week’s topic – feel free to post directly in the comments or share a link to a reflection on your own blog?

AOTA Slagle Lecture by @BillWongOT

This chat was hosted by Bill Wong.  He was there in person to hear and record the Eleanor Slagle Lecture at the most recent AOTA conference.  Upon hearing the lecture, he thought it would be a good idea to allow others who weren’t at the conference an opportunity to listen to the lecture and share their reflections and thoughts.

You can view Bill’s entire film of the Slagle lecture in our previous post please see http://otalkocchats.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/billwongots-complete-film-of-the-aota-slagle-lecture-2012/

Below are the following themes emerged from this discussion.

Ways to Promote the OT Profession

@kirstyes I’m afraid I’ve failed and not been able to watch all parts but have enjoyedwhat I saw. Like the 2 business card tip. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:03:30 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes 1. Promoting our profession is important, especially if we are part of communities such as Alzheimer’s, autism, etc. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:09:44 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes We need combine our expertise and connections to promote our great profession effectively.#OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:11:13 +0000)
@kirstyes I’ve read some comments (can’t remember where now) that we should just do and not just talk. I think there needs to be a mix maybe. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:16:39 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @kirstyes #OTalk I think maybe we need some OT reality tv to help us promote ; ) lol
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:23:03 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @kirstyes I recall learning about the role of firemen, police, nurse etc. maybe we should educate children to our role #otalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:33:39 +0000)
@kirstyes @gilliancrossley @billwongot I’d love to see ‘balanced occupation’ sessions in Personal Health and Social Education sessions. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:35:48 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @kirstyes I know my ex-classmate of mine suggest high school career fairs. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:40:33 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @lisaawicks So, that’s why I thought it maybe good to help organize some community events to educate the public about us. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:47:31 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley I go on an autism support groups to show myself as living ex. of how OT works. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:53:20 +0000)
@otstudentinfo I was promoting OT to the head of BBC Westminster today, she said I was very interesting so hopefully that wasn’t the red wine #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 23:21:48 +0000)

Providing User Friendly Definitions of Occupational Therapy and Why

@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @kirstyes There are people in these communities who have little or no knowledge of what OT is. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:12:28 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @kirstyes Through my experiences in support groups in AS, there r consumers & caregivers who don’t know what OT is. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:15:09 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @kirstyes I have consumers and caregivers asking me what OT stands for. 😦 #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:16:01 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @kirstyes Right I understand.. I think that happens everywhere here! OT isn’t well known! We need to shout about it more! #otalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:16:31 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @gilliancrossley @TheOTClub Nope… but I know Dr. Clark wrote a blog on OTConnections about this, too. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:19:55 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @gilliancrossley @TheOTClub http://t.co/cGD7rPpa This is the blog I talked about. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:22:37 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes @BillWongOT @TheOTClub No didn’t see that! I find definition isn’t enough.. need to give some context to the individual #otalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:21:06 +0000)
@LisaAWicks @BillWongOT Only the kiddos with IEPs would know what OT is. Maybe adding OT as part of general health knowledge curriculum? #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:37:33 +0000)
@kirstyes @LisaAWicks @billwongot Yes this is what I was after. Adding it in everything so that when people have need of OT they know about us #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:40:06 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley If you are in practice, try recruit clients who recovered well and use them to promote OT. #Otalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:56:49 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley These communities like to see possible great results. I can say that from a consumer POV.#Otalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:57:25 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley Maybe the social networking gurus should venture out to these online support groups to promote OT. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 20:00:08 +0000)

Promoting Events Such as OTGDS and OT4OT

@BillWongOT @kirstyes 2. I am going to use the fact that I am in OTD program at USC to promote OTGDS for next year.#Otalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:10:31 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT Though all of my networks and tell OTs I come across about the opportunities they provide for networking. #OTalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:53:14 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes For me, if I am in academia, I definitely will promote it to my future students (and the general OT student body). #Otalk
(Sat, 26 May 2012 19:55:21 +0000)

Thanks for the people who contributed to this chat- @BillWongOT, @GillianCrossley, @LisaAWicks, and @Kirstyes, @otstudentinfo.

Key links from this chat-

http://otconnections.aota.org/blogs/aota_presidential_blog/archive/2012/03/30/pixel-language-can-occupational-therapy-be-described-in-a-sound-bite.aspx (Dr. Clark’s Presidential Blog)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4PvglRmPEU (slagle lecture part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORVwp7IEwM0 (slagle lecture part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8M08eDhFiQ (slagle lecture part 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQaCK8v6Wm8 (slagle lecture part 4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTOE0rCOA_o (slagle lecture part 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETYdvgt6Ihg (slagle lecture part 6)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg15Az2twXM (slagle lecture part 7)