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DAY 3: Don’t Let “Positive Thinking” Hurt You


This is 60 Seconds with Dasist Winter. 🙂

Positive thinking. Sigh.

Positive thinking has its role in your life but there are days when you try hard to get your mind to think constructive thoughts and you only feel worse.

Why? Because you’re told to put your brain in a box labeled “positive thinking”, but your brain’s more like an ocean, and you can’t put the ocean in a box.

Sometimes you need to take a break from mastering your mind and just do something:

  • Talk to a friend
  • Take a walk
  • Go to your self-healing cocoon 
  • Write in your journal
  • Watch a movie or read a book
  • LIVE!

Instead of hitting the pause button to figure out whether you can convince your mind to think positively, press play and live life in any way you can.

Before you know it, your mind will focus on the actions. And, surprise, you’ve changed your mindset!

So, although it’s good to harbor positive thoughts, life can be super shitty and you may find that thinking positively doesn’t help at all. But I find that actions always do.

And that’s 60 seconds.

Stay amazing. ❤

What’s your alternative to “positive thinking”? Leave a comment below! Would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂


Day 2: Your Self-Healing Cocoon


This is 60 Seconds with Dasist Winter. 🙂

Everyone needs a self-healing cocoon. What’s a self-healing cocoon, you may ask? It’s that special space away from everyone where you heal yourself from life’s problems.

My self-healing cocoon consists of pillows on the floor, a huge blanket to wrap myself around with—like a cocoon—and meditating music.

Right now, I’m struggling with unemployment, a defeating job search, staying healthy, paying my bills, and so on.

Sometimes everything becomes too overwhelming, and I want to break or stop existing. When these dark feelings rise, I go to my self-healing cocoon…

  • to heal my soul, mind, and body.
  • to give myself some rest and self-comfort.
  • to tell myself that I’m a smart individual who will figure out the solutions to her problems.
  • to remind myself that I’m not my situation.

Sometimes, I don’t even think of anything. I let my mind go blank. Even positive-thinking.

It’s only me and the void. And strangely, it helps.

And that’s 60 seconds.

Stay amazing. ❤

What’s your self-healing cocoon? Leave a comment below! Would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

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Day 1: Your Feelings Matter


This is 60 Seconds with Dasist Winter.  🙂

One thing that has been on my mind lately is accepting your feelings. Sometimes you have a range of dark emotions like anger, sadness, and frustration, and the people around you may want you to suppress those feelings.

They send unspoken signals that your sadness or frustration is directly or indirectly affecting them and that you need to get that shit under control.

Sometimes you avoid being around people because of this very reason. Or worse, you take their advice and stop feeling.

This is wrong. Give yourself the time to get your frustrations, anger, sadness or whatever dark vibes out, in a responsible way, of course. In other words, don’t be afraid to feel because your feelings are valid.

Again, Your. Feelings. Are. Valid. Cry, yell, scream: express them in a way you need to for the time you need to, even if you must do it alone, without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.

Just get them out and you can move on to recovery.

And that’s 60 seconds.


Stay amazing. ❤