You don’t have to try and hack your life with all the bullshit advice out there. You don’t have to get up at 5 AM, drink a warm glass of water and read Chicken Soup For The Online Blogger Slash Startup Founder Slash Future Motivational Speaker. I know we’re told that literally every successful person in the world does that, but tough shit.
A couple years ago, the therapist I was seeing for my depression suggested I calm down by spending 10 minutes visualizing myself placing every thought came into my head on a leaf and watching it float down a stream. I know it sounds like bullshit, but it has never failed to work for me.