Sometimes you have to focus your attention outside yourself to regain perspective. Having a pet helps with that - you take time to think about its needs, and normally its unconditional love back is very healing. Researchers have shown that even adding just a fish tank to a nursing home makes a huge improvement in the attitudes of the people there.
Canīt afford even a goldfish with an automatic timer? Get some plants instead, something low maintenance that you water occasionally. Having it around may be the distraction you need to keep yourself balanced.
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