I read this good article on Thought Catalog yesterday that lead me to this fantastic article, "The Most Important Thing I Ever Learned". Life lesson acquired from said article: life unfolds only in moments.
You never have to deal with more than one moment at a time. Your embarrassing moment from middle school is no longer a moment; it is a memory that you are reliving in this moment. One at a time. Breathe deep and relax. David writes, "Moments can be observed with clarity, and can be navigated deftly, but our whole lives are just too vast to be managed at all, no matter how strong or organized we become."
Just read it. I promise it will be worth your while, or your money back.
*photo taken in Meghann's apartment when I visited Chicago this summer. Yes, I'm digging into the archives.