When Life Gives You Lemons, Write a Book or a Song, or Film a Movie or Something!
Sometimes things are going to seem gloomy. On the surface, that doesn't sound like a good time--and it probably isn't--but the good news it that it can inspire something great. Many stories, even fictional, stem from real-life struggles, so keep in mind whenever life sours, that, you might be able to turn your woes in to gold. And where would aspiration be without a little disappointment?
While it's important to have goals and aspirations, it is also important to think realistically every so often.
A study out of Princeton revealed college students were stressed and often suffering from depression more than ever as they faced graduation. In question was the subject of the "actual" versus "ideal" self. The concept is fairly simple: The actual self is one's portrayal of actual existing characteristics and qualifications, while the ideal self is one's portrayal of those they wish to possess. Basically, the ideal self is "a wish".
There is a way, however, for the actual self to become the ideal self. The actual self would have to take serious risks and jump to the ideal self, which could cause more and more anxiety. Then again, would it be worse not to jump?
Don't Work Stressed.
OK, Maybe Work Fatigued but Not Stressed.
Create Your Environment.
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Just Keep Doing It.
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