All I Need to Know About Mental Health I Learned From Riding Airplanes

All things considered, my personal life is FAR more complex than my work life, and still, the big majority of my time outside sleep is devoted to work. It’s okay mostly, but frequently I realize that there is an important part that I haven’t dealt with in a while, where problems start to crop up and I end up having a lot of low-grade stress. Sometimes it goes on for a while before I realize what’s happening.

When I get that feeling I always think of the advice they give on airplanes, where they remind you to put on your own oxygen mask first before trying to put someone else’s on for them. And then, stupidly, I go ahead and hand out oxygen masks to others while gasping for air myself!


Relaxation is important, as is oxygen.


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