Be kinder and gentler to others; they will in turn do the same for you.
Make fewer plans.
Go to bed early. This is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. When you’re exhausted, everything seems much worse than it is. Tomorrow might still be a difficult day, but it will be a hell of a lot better than today if you get a good night’s sleep.
Great conversationalists know that everyone has something to teach them.
Like most smokers, I never wanted to be one and never thought I would get hooked on the damn things.
Just close your eyes and let solace in. This is how it will get better; this is how you will heal.
We never just sit anymore. We never contemplate. We don’t think. We don’t stare. We don’t look out a window and let our thoughts wander, unless there’s simultaneously music playing in our ears or a book in our lap or a phone in our hand or sometimes all 3.
Perfectionism is about being frozen because you never want to find out that you are not the best at something. You circle the drain and repeat old behaviors and you control what you know you can control because the idea of risking being wrong or incorrect or imperfect makes your heart race in a terrible way.
Hangovers demand a light at the end of the tunnel, a reason to go on and actually leave your bed.