On Optimism

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— Robert Heinlein

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I’ll be honest, staying optimistic these last few weeks has been hard.

My life is far more complicated than I care to admit. My brain feels frazzled and wrung out most days. I’m tired, always behind on work, and almost always forgetting something.

Just a typical twenty-something really.

But lately I’ve been reminding myself of a few very important truths:

– I’ll never feel caught up on my work. Ever. I own my own business — I doubt I’ll ever feel like I’ve gotten enough done for it.

– I’ll always feel overwhelmed. We live in an age of extreme stimulation with so many platforms and layers — feeling lost in it all is normal and totally ok.

– I’ll never catch up on sleep. I’m a workaholic with insomnia issues, after all.

– I’ll always have an arsenal of tricks to help me deal with depression and to help boost my creativity. Use them. And use them often.

– I’ll always have my handsome husband and pugs to keep me grounded and smiling. Thank goodness.

Optimism is something I struggle with but it’s always my goal! Life is never perfect. Life has a lot of layers. Life is complicated. Non-linear. Unfair.

But there’s a lot to love and appreciate about it — it’s all about viewing life with some calmness, humor, and playfulness.

How do you stay optimistic in this modern world of ours?

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