It is better to be a realist than a happyest (noun: meaning an individual that values happiness above all else).
The realist sees things as they are and, armed with this information, has the power to influence things. The happy fall easily into complacency and inaction.
The happy are vastly superior to the unhappy, so with those as the only two options, choose happy every time. Those are never the only two options. Happiness and realism are not mutually exclusive.
The realist is something different. Being a realist is a condition that far too many pessimists claim. Don’t mistake narrow minded certainty with realism. It is fear and complacency, masquerading as realism. Continue reading “The Realist: 26 Helpful Tips For Being An Intense Realist.”
Being in a perpetual state of stress and anxiety is lame. I tried it for years. An ongoing cycle of run run run, followed by a crash and depression. No structure. Just stress. I’d go until I couldn’t handle it anymore, and then I’d breakdown. I’d go days and weeks without checking any of my accounts or my phone. I’d just vanish and be depressed. This would make me more stressed out. I’d procrastinate. Blow off commitments. Avoid everyone. I would simply hide.
Then I learned how to breathe. Then all that stuff magically went away.
Well, it’s not quite magic. I guess it did take some time.
On day 1, I noticed immediate improvement.
On day 14, I could tell things were different.
On day 100, my natural state of existence was unrecognizable to myself. Continue reading “An Introduction To Breath Work: How I Accidentally Cured My Anxiety And Cyclical Depression By Breathing”