You’ll start to care about yourself again instead of making someone else the center of your universe. And though they may still take up about 99.9% of your thoughts, you still thought about yourself the other .01%. And soon, that will turn in to 5%, then 10%, then eventually you’ll become your first priority.
If I hold you to these standards more than I hold them to myself, it’s because it’s easier to love someone else than it is to love yourself.
“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,” is a profound and beautiful lyric sang by Joni Mitchell in one of her most famous songs, “Big Yellow Taxi.”
“Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down.”
Many people know there’s a neurological correlation between being highly creative and mentally ill, but few seem to realize that the same is true between being socially anxious and highly intelligent.
Take $150K in loans to study something you “love” for 5+ years, but not be able to move out/travel/get married/have kids/work a job you actually like because you’re drowning in debt for the next 30. That’s what passion does.
What if we rejected the idea that happiness is purely and solely innate – that some people can have it and others just can’t?
Download a sleep cycle app on your phone. It supposedly tracks the sleep cycles that you’re in and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase, so that you can wake up feeling rested and relaxed.
Happiness is not a rush of positive emotion elicited by random events that affirm the way you think something should go. Not sustainable happiness, anyway.
“Why did you say that? Was it because it needed to be said, or because you just wanted to be part of the conversation?”