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Whenever Something Happens that Makes You Sad, Ask Yourself

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Whenever Something Happens that Makes You Sad, Ask Yourself

Whenever something happens that makes you sad, ask yourself whether you’d still care about it when you’re ninety.

Don’t you get a little tired of having to go through the same negative emotional process every time a hardship hits?

Sometimes it’s understandable, like having someone close to you die and then going through the mourning process. During those times, I say it’s best to let the process do what it does and try not to shut out any emotions and just allow yourself to feel and heal. There are those other times of hardship that come around far more often; the ones that keep coming back, restarting the cycle of anger sadness, and guilt all over again.

They don’t have to go in that order obviously, but it’s usually the same process. Something happens to you—could be abruptly or over time—and then you become sucked into this hole of darkness and suffering. And by that, of course I’m talking about the negative emotions leading your mind.

How to Stop the Cycle of Anger, Sadness, and Guilt During Hardships

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