It Gets Better

Inhale through your nose, exhale out your mouth.

Inhale through your nose, exhale out your mouth.

Inhale through your nose, exhale out your mouth.

It’s going to be ok.

Sometimes, our brains jump straight to negative thinking in challenging situations.

Maybe as humans we’re hard wired for that. Or maybe, the confidence to deal with such situations was fractured in childhood, causing you to shrink in the moment instead of standing tall. Some of us have bills on top of bills, on top of even more bills. One can feel caught between a rock and a hard place because you may not have the “fuck you money” to back up your real feelings.

As we enter adulthood we’re told how hard life is (by jaded adults ironically), but how are you supposed to know that at 18? What’s funny is, I received more catchphrase’s about life than actual advice on how to limit the bumps and bruises of life.

No matter what it is, you have to breathe. You also have to train your brain to seek the positives. It’s the equivalent to building upon small victories. In basketball, when your jumpshot isn’t falling, sometimes you have to figure out a way to get to the rim and get an “easy bucket.” Sometimes it helps just to see the ball go in. Again, small victories.

You may not like a co worker or two, or you may not like what you do, but get through the day as best you can, get home, and take time to forge the best route toward a happier existence. It will be a slow grind, but you’ll get there. Social media depicts everyone living a great life, but those are curated highlights. You must keep grinding, you must seek positivity, and you must continue to breathe.

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