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I have struggled in the past with most of those seven common emotional injuries. Working with a therapist has been such a life saver for me and has given me my life back. When you struggle with these ’emotional injuries’, it not only drains your happiness, but can literally halt personal progress, give pain reactions in your mind that manifests itself in your body, and just be miserable to deal with. A book that I am in the middle of reading and that has helped me out so far is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. What it has helped me realize is that there are many things that I should just not care about. If someone cuts me off in traffic on my way to work, I can dwell on it the entire day trying to think of who he was, why he is so important to go ahead of me, how I would like to ring his scrawy little neck…, oooorrr… I can just not care whatsoever. I only have a certain number of f*cks I can give in a day, so don’t waste it on him. There are many more helpful tidbits in the book beyond just choosing what to give your f’s about, and if you can handle the large amount of F-bombs contained within, it has some good advice in there.  I was so tired from pretty much being emotionally beat up and bloodied that I noticed how it impaired my judgement and could be a potential danger not only in my every day life but would only be compounded upon in an emergency. Having the skill set or a book like the one you mention to handle such emotional wounds is important. During the end of the world, you may not be able to get depression medicine or see a counselor and you need to be able to bandage up yourself the best you can on your own.

Thank you for your post and for the encouragement to continue to take covid seriously. I’m as tired of covid as much as the next person and with case numbers dropping, mask mandates falling, and not seeing it in the news as much, I have been under the relief illusion that it’s over and we are done with it. Hopefully that is the case, but you remind me that it could pop up again and we should be ready for it. Because I thought it was over I didn’t order my free set of covid tests from the USPS. But I have since gone and ordered a set because of your recommendation at https://special.usps.com/testkits. Now I will be a little bit more prepared if I ever have some of the covid symptoms and can check myself. Check if your doctor’s office has the option of doing telehealth appointments. When you are sick, the last thing you want is to drive down and wait in a waiting room. If you have things like a pulse ox, thermometer, blood pressure cuff, and such at home you can take your vitals before your telehealth appointment and tell those to your doctor who will then send you to a lab to get tested or just advise you over the video call. More offices should continue to do this because the past couple doctors appointments I have had, the doctor didn’t even touch me and could have done it all remotely.   It’s important to have a list of friends and family members who can run errands for you. Or better yet have a good food storage lined up so you don’t have to. Please don’t go and infect others at the store because you aren’t prepared.


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I have struggled in the past with most of those seven common emotional injuries. Working with a therapist has been such a life saver for me and has given me my life back. When you struggle with these ’emotional injuries’, it not only drains your happiness, but can literally halt personal progress, give pain reactions in your mind that manifests itself in your body, and just be miserable to deal with. A book that I am in the middle of reading and that has helped me out so far is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. What it has helped me realize is that there are many things that I should just not care about. If someone cuts me off in traffic on my way to work, I can dwell on it the entire day trying to think of who he was, why he is so important to go ahead of me, how I would like to ring his scrawy little neck…, oooorrr… I can just not care whatsoever. I only have a certain number of f*cks I can give in a day, so don’t waste it on him. There are many more helpful tidbits in the book beyond just choosing what to give your f’s about, and if you can handle the large amount of F-bombs contained within, it has some good advice in there.  I was so tired from pretty much being emotionally beat up and bloodied that I noticed how it impaired my judgement and could be a potential danger not only in my every day life but would only be compounded upon in an emergency. Having the skill set or a book like the one you mention to handle such emotional wounds is important. During the end of the world, you may not be able to get depression medicine or see a counselor and you need to be able to bandage up yourself the best you can on your own.

Thank you for your post and for the encouragement to continue to take covid seriously. I’m as tired of covid as much as the next person and with case numbers dropping, mask mandates falling, and not seeing it in the news as much, I have been under the relief illusion that it’s over and we are done with it. Hopefully that is the case, but you remind me that it could pop up again and we should be ready for it. Because I thought it was over I didn’t order my free set of covid tests from the USPS. But I have since gone and ordered a set because of your recommendation at https://special.usps.com/testkits. Now I will be a little bit more prepared if I ever have some of the covid symptoms and can check myself. Check if your doctor’s office has the option of doing telehealth appointments. When you are sick, the last thing you want is to drive down and wait in a waiting room. If you have things like a pulse ox, thermometer, blood pressure cuff, and such at home you can take your vitals before your telehealth appointment and tell those to your doctor who will then send you to a lab to get tested or just advise you over the video call. More offices should continue to do this because the past couple doctors appointments I have had, the doctor didn’t even touch me and could have done it all remotely.   It’s important to have a list of friends and family members who can run errands for you. Or better yet have a good food storage lined up so you don’t have to. Please don’t go and infect others at the store because you aren’t prepared.


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