9 Things We All Need To Calm The F*ck Down About


Because life is good and we got to learn how to appreciate that.

1. The number on the scale

So long as you are healthy and happy, who cares? Repeat after me: your worth is not your weight. It’s just a number, a combination of digits and it does not define you.


2. Likes, Favorites, Retweets, and everything in between

Stop obsessing over how many people have commented on that filtered shot of your Sunday brunch. Focus on how delicious it was or how great it was spending time with your loved ones instead the illusion of validation you get when someone double taps your picture.

On that note, stop caring about your followers (or lack thereof) on social media. It means nothing!


3. Where we are vs. Where we thought we’d be

It can be really overwhelming to look at your life and compare it to where idealistic, doe-eyed, 18-year-old you thought you would be. But the fact of the matter is no journey is alike or predictable so there’s no use dwelling.

You will get to a place you are proud of. It might not be tomorrow, but it will happen.


4. Why we’re single

You are single and fabulous. Exclamation point.


5. Carbs

Life is too short to not eat pasta.


6. Stretch marks and cellulite

We all have them and if you don’t now, someday you will. Just embrace it as part of your body doing exactly what it’s supposed to do – shift and grow and carry you through life.


7. What our ex is up to

It might take months, it might take years, but eventually you need to accept that they are no longer in your life. If they are gone from your life, let them stay there.


8. That thing we weren’t invited to

Do not ever let FOMO (fear of missing out) be a thing that ruins your day.


9. Pretty much everything

Seriously. CHILL.


Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.