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A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: The Art of Being Kind to Yourself

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A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: The Art of Being Kind to Yourself

When you try your best but don’t succeed, does it feel like chasing cars around your head would have been better than even trying? The madding cacophony around you gets louder. You want to break free from the shackles of reality. You hope for your alarm clock to go off accidentally in the middle of the night, so dawn comes late. You avoid talking during the cocktail time because it is imaginative and hilarious. So much so that in the end, breaking the habit is what you strive to achieve. You want to fit in just to forget about today until tomorrow.

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: The Art of Being Kind to Yourself

But wait, leave out all the rest. Stop crying your heart out for no rhyme or reason and let it be. Tomorrow’s a new morning to cross the bridge over troubled water. Here’s taking you one step closer to understanding why the show must go on as long as there’s a sky full of stars.

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A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: The Art of Being Kind to Yourself

1. Think for Yourself.

Who you are when nobody’s watching may not be the real “you”, either. Instead of arrogantly condescending yourself into over-thinking, face it. Face your inner devil to acknowledge the present day distraught fallen hero. Your struggles make you real and so do your vices. Accept the flaws and praise the bruises for you to think of yourself a little more empathetically.

2. Let There be Love.

All you need is a little more love and a little less inertia. Do you love what you do and still feel immobile? Pause. Inhale. Stop. Breaking a comfortable habit is difficult. Naming it your passion, easy. Keep doing what brings you worldly pleasure. The hustle and bustle is real. But don’t stop looking for that abundance which brings glitters in your eyes. Let there be enough love to escort your quest.

3. Don’t Look Back in Anger.

Don’t get angry if discomfort lasts longer than you expect it to. Keep your resentments comfortably inside a jar. Only retort to the outrage that says, “Listen to this, it is important.” Addressing them may not be a cakewalk, but mindfulness always helps. A little patience with yourself is more than enough while you get closer to the jar. And while walking away from it, don’t look back in anger.

4. Yesterday…

Time is a construct. You can’t invalidate it but you can go back and change things, that’s what flashbacks are for. You may not change the choices you have made but you can introspect to make the consequences of your choices better. If you think there’s no reality but your agony, you are living in history also known as Yesterday.

5. With a Little Help from Your Friends…

Believe it or not, your friends are the ones who can help you pass those hard times of restlessness. They help you realise that even the toughest of the times are going to end. Time is a funny thing. A decade can pass by in an uneventful moment with a little help from your friends. No matter how stressed you are, desserts with friends works wonders.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall: The Art of Being Kind to Yourself
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: The Art of Being Kind to Yourself

 

 

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