- Accept that you need to feel special.
- Realize that you can determine what “special” is.
For example, I have spent the last four months living in a world in which I lost most of the things that I thought made me special. While waiting for visa paperwork to come through so that I can return to Greece, I am 1) living with my parents, 2) attending my childhood church, 3) working where I did five years ago 4) at a lower position for less money.
BUT. When I consider all of that and think, “Wow, it would take a pretty special person to endure all of this and still find meaning and joy,” everything feels better. I’m not even kidding, it is so easy to trick myself into feeling fulfilled.