Stop Looking for Your Rock Bottom

It’s never where you think it is.

We think once a downward spiral starts, we have to follow it to an end. The bottom is supposed to magically save us from sinking any further.

We comfort ourselves with the idea that we can bottom out. It’s a nice idea, similar to fairies and unicorns. There’s just one problem. Like magic and ghosts, rock bottom is also make believe.

Everyone’s rock bottom looks different. Some people feel like failures if they don’t exercise every day. Others celebrate just getting out of bed. Build an artificial floor for yourself, and try to go from there.

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