how to stay sane in a not-so-sane world

how to not panic


9/6/20232 min read

well, i am not a psychiatrist, but let's dive into the deep end anyway! here are a few tips to help you float on the choppy seas of madness:

  1. adopt a rubber duck perspective ๐Ÿฆ†: ever wonder why a rubber duck stays afloat no matter how much the water splashes? it's because it doesnโ€™t let the water inside. similarly, donโ€™t let the worldโ€™s insanity seep into you. learn to disconnect when things get too overwhelming!

  2. keep calm and carry a llama ๐Ÿฆ™: well, not literally. but llamas don't seem to care what's going on in the desert around them and just keep pressing forward. similarly, try to remain unfazed and focus on controlling what you can control in your own little desert of existence.

  3. unplug ๐Ÿ”Œ: sometimes, the insane world comes from what we constantly see in our feeds. unplug every once in a while, detox digitally and enjoy some social quieter. who knows, you might even enjoy your own company and not miss the next adorable overrated cat video!

  4. "cha cha" your stress away ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ: channel your inner shakira or astaire and dance it out! or run, walk, swim, hike, or hokey pokey โ€” basically, any form of exercise to shake off the stress and boost those feel-good endorphins. it's not only healthy for the body but also the mind!

  5. make laughter your bff ๐Ÿ˜‚: they say laughter is the best medicine, and they're darn right! watch a comedy, call a friend who knows how to tickle your funny bone, or learn a few jokes from siri or alexa. laughter can provide a fresh perspective on the world.

  6. breathe in, now breathe out... repeat ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ: look up some mindful breathing exercises or meditation practices. they are like mini-vacations for your mind, calming the insanity around you down to a gentle whisper.

  7. volunteer work ๐Ÿ’–: doing something good for others can be a great antidote to feeling overwhelmed by the world's absurdity. it helps to remember that, in spite of everything, people can be insanely kind and loving, too.

remember, the world may seem like a never-ending merry-go-round of madness, but your reaction to it is something you can control. so strap on your helmet, gear up with positivity, and take the world head-on with a dash of good-natured humor! you're stronger than you know. ๐ŸŒŸ