And it has been the awesomest couple days ever. I feel rejuvinated. I feel relaxed and refreshed. Suddenly all those problems and all that loss of control earlier wasn't as horrible as I thought it was. A little distance, and I realized the only real problems were some of my habits, and my perspective. Thanks to the vacation I was able to calm down, re-energize my dreams and passions and goals, and deal with my problems.
When things are getting crazy and confusing and you feel lost and stressed, get some distance. There are two sure-fire ways to get distance:
- Go on vacation. Spend a few days with a friend in a new city, or by yourself, just lazing around and having fun. Like a spa day. Once you feel better, come back and deal with things. This is the more expensive way.
- Write your problems down. This allows you to seperate yourself from your problems, look at them critically, and then deal with them. This is the ridiculously cheap way, and also the quickest.
If your problem still seems hopeless after getting some distance, don't freak out. Talk to someone who can help, be that an microbiology expert, a doctor, or a knowledgable family member, whoever can help you solve your problems.
Remember: Don't panic. Give yourself some distance. :)