When optimism goes so does your ability to think rationally

If absolutely nothing seems to be right, if everything seems too hard, if there’s no optimistic feeling about anything, that’s the moment for a break.

There is no situation where absolutely everything is terrible.

If you can’t see any bright side at all, then you’re not in the right frame of mind to be thinking about it at all.

Stop, do something else, come back to it when you have a more open mindset.