I've found that sitting around and doing nothing tends to make me start remembering things I've done over which I feel remorseful or that stress me out. I don't think humans in general handle idleness very well–we're not built for it, since our ancestors for thousands of years were always on the move and busy with one thing or another. With that in mind, my suggestion to you would be to start doing basically anything; it can be as simple as watching an anime or reading a book, as long as you're directing your mental energy at something other than reflecting on your regrets.>>1674>Your life is the exact life that I want to live but never will
Don't be so sure, sushi roll. Around this time last year, I was suffering from extreme anxiety because I'd been unemployed for the greater part of a year after graduating. Back then, I'd started feeling resigned that I'd be stuck at some low-end job making pitifully small loan payments for decades, if I could even get a job at all. It'd gotten so bad that I was honestly very surprised when I got a job offer.
In other words, keep moving forward. No matter what your circumstances are, you'll never reach a point where there are no opportunities to improve your situation as long as you don't give up. Even if you have to tread water for a while, or have to force yourself some, most, or all of the time for a while to keep at it, that's OK. After all, you don't have to pretend to like or be happy about the effort it takes to get there–you simply have to get there.
made some excellent points. I've got a host of problems of my own, not least of which is how distasteful my current job is. For that matter, while having a source of income is reassuring in a strictly material sense, the bulk of my feelings of contentment with my life comes from improving myself and learning to accept who and what I am, and spending my free time doing things I love like drawing and writing.
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