Alexander’s Steps out from Emotional Hell
- Take fault when you’ve messed up.
- Act like it was your fault when the problem has to be solved by you.
- Approach every problem without negative emotions, wait if necessary.
- Approach every problem with the thought “yeah I can do this”, even if you can’t- you will learn.
- Walk away from two bad options, sticking it out is a waste of time.
- Think of life as a playground; as much as you can never choose to do an uninteresting thing.
- Forgive yourself for wasted time.
- Find joy in anything you can.
- Fixate on mortality, death happens to everyone and loss is natural, remind yourself that everything is temporary.
- Trust others first, then assume that rude people don’t know better.
- Use common sense in regards to your physical health.
- Recognize that in the end, no matter what, you’re going to be okay.
- Be willing to take discomfort over comfort as a test of resilience.
These steps have never failed me and I do not suspect they ever will. Many of them I have accumulated through reading self-help books and through getting through tough situations in and outside of school life. They may not be steps toward success, but they pulled me out of emotional hell and I feel there’s something there for each of you too. If you’d like to hear more about them say so in the comments below and I’ll work on an explanation, but I feel these are self-explanatory.