"The idea that success is a constant upward trajectory is a false premise.
Think of the things you shame yourself for as ‘problems’ that need ‘fixing.’ Remove the shame element — it’s totally unnecessary. Accept the fact that the problems exist, and accept the fact that you need to fix them. Do not accept the shame anymore.
People are not thinking about you as much as you think they are thinking about you.
Your problems are human. Your problems are not unique. People can relate to your problems.
Try putting headphones on.
It’s perfectly acceptable to bail.
Fresh air might make you feel better.
It’s okay. ”