We can empathize with our future self. We can like them. We can take care of them. It’s a little attitude tweak, but it goes a long way.
To cut out negativity, you have to replace it with positive influences. Surround yourself with people who have the same kinds of goals as you.
For days I was tortured by voices from the gods who had decided my fate, telling me that I was never going to find happiness again.