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But by taking the time to acknowledge the brighter parts of my day, I've found that the tough stuff becomes easier to get through. And no matter how much seems to be going wrong, it's helpful to remember that there are always things to be grateful for that make life worth celebrating.
When you’re feeling down and the last thing you want to do is leave your house, sometimes you need to go to the gym to keep up your physical health. When you’re sick, sometimes you need to stay in and rest even if your FOMO feels like it’s going to crush you. Don’t prioritize short-term satisfaction over long-term well-being.
Many times I have been asked by my therapist what might be ways to help relieve stress or take my mind away from obsessive thoughts. For me, this question seems easy to dismiss, yet I always struggle to come up with an answer. In truth, it’s one of the most meaningful questions I’ve been asked.
There is something about museums that feels safe. Stepping past a guarded entrance, a wealth of human knowledge begs to hold you. The effect of being surrounded by so much knowledge is existentially comforting – a gentle reminder that you are part of a narrative much greater than any one person could ever be.