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Sunday Xanax Thoughts

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Every Sunday, we gather here to chill out, relax, power down, take it easy, clear our minds, battle anxiety and defend ourselves against the scaries.

This is a safe place. No matter what you did or didn’t do this weekend, you are welcome here. No one will judge or harm you. Life is good. Everything is going to be okay. Do not think about your problems. Pay no mind to negativity. Harness positive energy and feel the flow. Look at this puppy. Let the soothing sounds of puppy bliss resonate deep within your soul.

Starting to feel better, aren’t you? Yeah, that’s nice. Put on the most comfortable loungewear you own, make yourself a tall glass of ice water, and let your worries melt away. Block out the bad. You are the master of zin. You are one with the universe. Why should we fear Monday? It is just another day. Nothing more, nothing less.

Utilize the art of self-compassion. You are smart. You are kind. You are funny. People like you. Take both hands and fold them over your chest, right where your heart is. Feel the strong beat of your healthy heart while you breath deep. In for 10 seconds, out for 10 seconds. Lower that heart rate. Let life flow through your airways. Imagine yourself floating amongst the clouds accompanied by penguins, friendly koalas, and fluffy baby tigers. Close your eyes, keep those hands folded gently over your chest and let the calming music of the kalimba take you to a place of peace.

You are good-looking. You have charisma. Your future is bright. Grab yourself a soft pillow and just lay down for a few minutes. You earned it. Close those eyes again and imagine yourself as a bird soaring high in the sky — not flapping your wings, but just gliding. The effortless magic of flight.

Everything is chill.

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Ross Bolen

Ross Bolen is a New York Times Bestselling author, co-host of the Oysters, Clams & Cockles podcast, co-host of the Back Door Cover podcast, psychotic Rockets fan, fair-weather Astros fan, and sad Texans fan.

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