18. The problem is not the problem. The problem is how you think about the problem. Your internal guidance system is sounding off right now because something isn’t right. This doesn’t mean you’re barreling toward a life of perpetual, unescapable suffering. It means somewhere deep down, you know there’s another way — a better way — to live. It means you know what you want, even if you’re scared of it.
10. The only thing you should ever try to do when you’re very anxious or panicked is to comfort yourself. You cannot think clearly, and shouldn’t make assumptions or decisions about your life in that state. Figure out what soothes you (a snack, a bath, talking to someone, doing something you really enjoy) and get yourself out that energy before you do anything else.