1. Practice breathing exercise.
2. Practice voluntary discomfort.
- Sleep on the floor for a night.
- Fast for a day. Or, two.
- Go outside wearing a t-shirt when it’s below freezing.
3. Try this 5-minute journalling technique to banish anxiety.
4. Download the SelfControl app block your own access to distracting websites for a period of time. Read: Mental health and social media to learn more about the negative impact social media, and the internet in general, has on our mental wellbeing.
5. Use sleepyti.me, a bedtime calculator that helps you wake up refreshed by finding the best time to go to sleep. Getting a good night rest is critical to mental wellness.
6. Watch this short 8-minute lecture of Jordan Petersons advising us to accept that life is suffering, and what we can do about it. Ironically, it’s very comforting.
7. Watch Laugh Factory on Youtube, “The best stand up comedy clips online. That’s it.”
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“It is okay to be at a place of struggle. Struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. The only one who doesn’t struggle is the one who doesn’t grow. So if you are struggling right now, see it as a terrific sign — celebrate your struggle.”
— Neale Donald Walsch