How do I take life less seriously? I need things to be meaningful to get absorbed by them, but then I get so serious about it that I stress myself out! Help me get to a healthy balance.
I remember a time when life was fun, and I was light-hearted, and shit didn't matter so damn much. I'd like to feel that way again.
Caveat: When I try "just feeling" that way, I lose the motivation to do things that I need to do but don't necessarily want to do (like... writing papers, studying, etc.), and then I get super stressed by being overwhelmed.
I have a lot on my plate. I need to take things seriously to get them done, because if I feel like something doesn't matter, then I have no reason for doing it. I'd like to be serious about doing things and passionate about what I'm doing, but still able to have fun with them!
I saw this
(and some other AskMes on the topic) but they're a bit different than what I need. Being silly for the sake of it makes me want to gag myself. But I'd like to not be bothered when other people are silly when I think they should be serious. I see other people who can maintain a healthy balance, and I'd like to get there too.