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A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things. I’ve had depression for as long as I can remember. It’s manifested in different ways.
1. Someone not loving you back in the way you love them, even if you’ve done everything the “right” way and been the person you thought they wanted to be with. 2.
Disclaimer: As someone who has indulged in some pretty horrific displays of self-loathing in the recent past, the following advice has my name written all over it.
1. Accept that you can’t please everybody, and then decide which select few opinions and feelings you value enough to try and satisfy. 2.
It’s impossible to please everybody. And even if it was possible, we shouldn’t try.
I like to be good at things.
1. Think about your favorite memory from when you were a kid, and ask someone else who knew you at that time — whether family or friends — to tell you about what you were like when you were little. 2. Make yourself a hot chocolate with special flavors and spices, like white chocolate raspberry or milk chocolate cinnamon. 3.
1. Go out with your friends and stay sober . I know it sounds POSITIVELY INSANE but everybody needs a reminder that they can let their hair down without puking all over it later on in the night.
It’s just one of those days, right?
The goddess Ceres teaches us the importance of self-nurturing. And so, with the help of the Monash University Counselling Service , I’m reproducing here “77 Ideas” For Nurturing the Goddess Within.
You know the saying, “Applying to jobs is a full-time job”? Don’t listen to it. Applying to jobs you’re not qualified for (which 50% of job seekers reportedly do!) is counter-productive to your job search . Competition is too fierce.
1. Going to a concert with one of your favorite artists and finding that the crowd is really chill, enabling you to meet cool people throghout the show and not have to deal with drunken assholes ruining everyone’s good time. 2. Finding a song you love so much that you play it all the time and get sick of it, only to forget about it for a while and then come back to it like a hidden treasure nestled in the recesses of your iTunes. 3. Maintaining enough self-control throughout the day to save up a really big appetite when going out to your favorite restaurant that night.
Friends: Lynn Allingham John Allison Amy Ash Dawn and Margie Beaton Marc Bell Sally Bloodbath John Campbell Scott Campbell Ryan Carley Anthony Clark Rebecca Clements Melanie Colosimo Domitille Collardey Jillian Comeau, Kim Carson and Michelle Skelding Aaron Diaz The Doug Wright Awards Jess Fink Eric Feurstein Brian Fukushima Sarah Glidden Meredith Gran Lisa Hanawalt Dustin Harbin Christopher Hastings Emily Horne and Joey Comeau Jimmie Kilpatrick Jon Klassen Steve Lambke Hope Larson Joe List David Malki Phil McAndrew Carolyn Merriman Carly Monardo Vicki Nerino Andre Richard Ryan North Ryan Pequin Neil Rough Jeffrey Rowland Gabby Schulz Smart and Bird Deana Sobel Nathan Stapley Henry Svec Matthew Trafford Julia Wertz Britt Wilson Stephanie Weirathmueller Steve Wolfhard You've Changed Records Chip Zdarsky Good comic shops that have taught me a thing or two: The Beguiling, Toronto Strange Adventures, Halifax Legends Comics and Books, Victoria Desert Island, Brooklyn