“1. “Practice compassion”. Rather than just being empathetic, compassion takes it to a whole new level by taking action with kindness.
Practical tip: Try to do one nice act for another human being daily.
2. “Get to know your mind”: Once you become the observer, you begin to witness how your mind works without getting entangled in it.
Practical tip: Aim to be an impartial observer of your mind several times a day. Don’t judge, just watch.
3. “Connect with others who support you.” Humans are social beings and having a support network is crucial.
Practical tip: Call your parents or significant other and let them know how grateful you are.
4. “Don’t fear death.” Accepting things you can’t control is key to Buddhist philosophy.
Practical tip: Read Epicurus’ letter in the idea related below!
5. “Every cause has an effect.”
Practical tip: Every time you speak to others, be thoughtful of how your words are affecting them.”