"Have a “shutdown ritual.” Write down worries and make a plan for tomorrow. Work is over. Turn weeknights into weekends. Weekends are happier because of time with friends. So see friends. Not hard. Mastery, not TV. Hobbies make you happier. Spend nights getting awesome at something. Wind down, don’t collapse. No screens. No coffee. No skydiving. Never go to bed angry with your partner. Kiss and make up. And kiss. And kiss some more. Write down the good stuff that happened. Force your brain to think about the good and life will be good. Schedule something to look forward to. Anticipation is like 401K matching for happiness. Double the happies."
"Time exists in order that everything doesn’t happen all at once … and space exists so that it doesn’t all happen to you."
I realize bending against the crowd for its own sake is just another way to avoid having to think about something. The crowd is right enough of the time to foil a simple contrarian strategy. You want to have a thesis. Whether it’s contrarian or not shouldn’t be the main driver of the thing.