Have you considered not caring as much?

Many of life’s problems can be solved by caring less. Caring is a choice, even if it doesn’t always feel like one.

Pick the most stressful thing in your life. How stressful would that thing be if you only cared about it half as much? What if you played the role of someone (a specific person in your life) who wouldn’t care much about that thing?

I care too much what people think about me. It’s my go-to. I think about it every day. And I have a friend who doesn’t give a crap what anyone thinks about him, ever. So sometimes when I’m ruminating, I’ll play the role of that friend, and I feel better. It gives me permission to care less.

After all, it’s just soccer, and we’re all gonna die eventually anyway.

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