Pretending these feelings aren't real just gives them more power because they start to feel more and more out of control.
Franzen recognizes that in order to create checklists that you actually stick with, they need to fill a need beyond "getting things done." They need to help you live the kind of life you want to live.
Self-care is supposed to be a way to take care of our bodies and minds so that we can improve our quality of life.
You aren't weak or bad or anything if stress triggers your symptoms.
It's hard to love someone you kinda secretly (or not so secretly) hate.
To everybody out there struggling to take care of themselves, to get their work done, to take a shower, to get out of bed, to breathe in and out, I get it and I’m with you. We can get better at this self-care stuff together.
Witness is the best form of love. See each other.