Action is the remedy. Inaction solves nothing. After an appropriate amount of reflection, AKA” sleep on it”, you have to take action. If your response to stress, or pain is to shut down, lay down and do nothing, that situation will persist. Action is the cure. That bill isn’t going to pay itself. Time to work. Pick up some overtime. Go get another job. Find some of the useless shit in your house and sell it. They're just things. You don’t need them. In pain? Read. Go find an expert. Move. Stretch, get stronger. Thinking about working out or thinking about losing weight isn’t going to do shit. You have to move. Go for a walk. Go to the grocery store and buy some meat. Load up on veggies. Cook yourself something great. Make a fucking move. Don’t know how? Buy the book. Watch the YouTube tutorial. Still not sure? Hire a coach. Get some lessons. Go back to school.
It can be the small things. I’ve always cooked a little but I want to get better so I bought a couple of cook books. Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and Sean Brock’s Heritage. Both famous Chefs. I’m going to try to make healthy(er) versions of their recipes. I wanted to take a class but, you know, the plague. You gotta eat. Why not make that food healthy AND delicious. I’ve also always wanted to play an instrument. My friends were all in punk and hardcore bands growing up but I never got into it for whatever reason. I’m looking at used drum sets right now. For myself but also for my son. I never had exposure to these different things in my house as a kid so we’re making sure he gets his hands on as many different things as possible. Maybe some of this sticks. Maybe it doesn’t. But I have to try.
Where you start out is not where you have to end up. You can literally do or don’t do anything you want. Saying no to things is huge. Working yourself to death, at a job you hate, to buy some bullshit that’s nothing but a status symbol. Fuuuuuck that noise. I’m not insinuating that people aren’t happy with where they are but I’d bet we all have at least one thing we’ve always wanted to do. It’s not going to happen sitting on your ass. It’s probably not going to happen if you spend all your time and money on nonsense.
Prioritize. Be efficient. Make a plan. Then get your ass to work.