If you feel like there’s much you want to say but with no way to say them, it might be a sign that you need to sort them out by yourself before expressing them to others. The time is perfect for this. Before you make any rash decisions and say a bunch of things with emotions and thoughts you do not yet fully understand, fill yourself with as much relevant knowledge and perspective as you can. Learn to find excitement in wonder and discomfort, as you spend some time in silence and reflection in order to make sense of the thoughts going through your mind. Don’t take the situation of your life at face value. Process them first. Dig deeper. Think forward. What do I want out of all this? What must be done and how could it be done best?

Listen to: “Deadwater” by Wet

Must-watch: Spirited Away (2001)

Keep in mind:

If you’re serious about change, you have to go through uncomfortable situations and stop trying to dodge the process. It’s the only way to grow.

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Art by Kristy Blackwell

Meditate. Travel, if you must. Do what you feel is necessary. You can’t take back the words you say once you say them, and rash actions often come with long-term consequences. Do not do anything at the height of your emotions until you’re sure of the result you are looking to get.