MOVING BACK HOME MANTRAS

Trying to be more zen™ in the face of struggle
  1. Be kind to your mother. Be kind to your mother. Be kind to your mother.
    To be recited when: you need to remind yourself that she may be irritating but when you act annoyed with her you prove you are an ungrateful piece of shit.
  2. She only means well. She only means well. She only means well.
    To be recited when: she is giving you thoroughly non-expert advice on how to get a job in a field she knows nothing about
  3. You will get a job. You will get a job. You will get a job.
    To be recited when: you are openly weeping while scrolling through indeed.com
  4. Avoid eye contact. Avoid eye contact. Avoid eye contact.
    To be recited when: you see someone you haven't spoken to in five years at the grocery store.
  5. I'm looking for job right now. I'm looking for job right now. I'm looking for job right now.
    To be recited when: you fail at avoiding eye contact. Or weddings. Or family gatherings.
  6. This is only temporary. This is only temporary. This is only temporary.
    To be recited when: you lay awake at night unable to breathe under the crushing weight of your student debt & parents' disappointment