How many hours training does it take to complete a marathon?
How many hours do you need to put into a garden to create beautiful results and plentiful food?
How many years do you need to consistently train to excel at playing an instrument?
How long did it take you to go from non-verbal to being able to read and write, fluently - if you ever did achieve this big task?
How much time did you spend trying or succeeding in learning a new language?
How many years did you study and how much overtime did you do to be where you are today?
New learning takes a lot of time and dedication.
Was it worth it? Would you do it all again?
So tell me, how much time each day, over how many weeks, months or years have you dedicated to learning your emotions, become fluent in them and excelling at managing them?
How dedicated are you towards your mental health?
How long have you studied empathy, kindness and healthy relationship formation, maintenance and communication?
What do you think would happen if you started treating your inner life with the same respect and commitment you do your outer life?
And no, that doesn't refer to the endless hours of dedication to over-analysing or over-thinking as that's the same as trying to read a book in Japanese when you only speak English.
Learn Japanese and suddenly it won't be such a struggle.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
But remember - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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