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Misery is the thief of time

Anything that requires a concerted effort is exhausting…like being miserable or morbid…it demands that we suppress any inclination to find joy or happiness in simple things.

Can anyone guess why we would do this? 🤔

Joy is what we give up when we hold on to misery.

Don’t become so distracted by how you were betrayed or abused by others that you grow fixated on wanting to see them get their own back while putting your own joy on hold.

Remember that it took a specific event to make you feel miserable, but up to that point joy came naturally.

This means that our natural state is one of joyfulness, and it also means that we have to put in a lot of effort to prevent ourselves from experiencing joy.

That’s why misery and depression is so exhausting.

It’s not just a lack of motivation, it is an energy thief.

Invest your life in moments that uplift others and yourself, not in waiting for revenge or karma to come around.

P. S. At the time of originally posting this in 2019, I was thinking of making the title for my book The Book of Mindfulness. But I eventually decided on Own Your Shit. You can order your copy today from my website at or on Amazon and Kindle.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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