We were looking forward to this year, but things aren't going as well as we hoped. However, I'm thankful that my stress tolerance improved when I learned to talk to myself better. I realized that being tough doesn't have to mean using fear to move yourself to be productive. Rather than preventing myself from having an excuse, I started to ask its cause. It was good to see how I was feeling before starting to do anything again. I hope you can be gentle with yourself too because it's the only way we can live rather than merely survive. How do you take care of yourself?