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63 Steps to Survive The Worst Moments of Your Life

https://markmanson.net/worst-moments-of-your-life

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63 Steps to Survive The Worst Moments of Your Life
Step 1: Slap yourself in the face. Hard, preferably. Because if a slap in the face seems too painful to consider, then whatever problem you're dealing with right now is really not that big of a problem. You're likely just milking it for attention or the chance to feel sorry for yourself.

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Don't repress negative feelings

Don't repress negative feelings

That means if someone close to you asks, “How are things?” You respond with, “I feel like dog shit,” not with, “Oh, I’m greeeeeeat,” and then run away to cry into your cereal bowl and wonder why nobody in the world cares about you. - Mark Manson

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Most things in life are both g...
Most things in life are both good and bad at the same time. What changes is our perspective.

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Surviving the worst moments of your life

Surviving the worst moments of your life
  • Identify the feeling. Anger? Grief? Sadness?
  • Go ahead and cry if you need to. No shame. It’s healthy.
  • Identify what you could have done better.
  • Forgive yourself and other people involved.
  • Tell somebody close to you how you feel.
  • Don’t be afraid to be alone sometimes.
  • Take a moment to think about all of the things in your life that are amazing.
  • Practice patience. Pain takes time to resolve. 

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Learning from mistakes

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  • Putting yourself in situations where you can make interesting mistakes.
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The past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or… learn from it.”

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Brace Yourself For The Sequel

Every good story deserves a sequel. Keep swimming!

What this means for you: You’ve learned from your failures, now learn from your successes — and build off them. Get ready for the next adventure and watch the cycle repeat itself.

Celebrate

After conquering their challenges characters are “reborn” with greater knowledge and power than before. They teamed up with friends to save others, and in the process saved themselves.

What this means for you: Take stock of what you accomplished. Enjoy it.