When it comes down to it, I’m a bit of of a rube. Online articles keep reeling me in and then disappointing me. Damp squibs, if you will.
They will say things like, “The Real Key to Happiness (Spoiler: it’s not more stuff!)” or “A Simple Way to Dial Your Anxiety Down”. And the answer is always (drum roll please) . . . mindfulness and/or meditation.
Look. I’m not saying mindfulness and meditation aren’t effective. I might even be able to corroborate these claims if I could stick to a practice with the same diligence as seeking out Clefairies in Pokémon Go. I’m just saying it would be refreshing if we could all hear a bit more about the OTHER things that help to make humans happy and let off steam.
I want to see the article whose answer is: “Limoncello!” Or, “Punching stuff!” Or, “Exploring Awkward Family Photos!”
Or maybe I don’t need to see it. Because maybe I just wrote it.