Tips for Trying Times

tip #1:
Read and Reread

Everything—everything significant that had earlier caught one’s attention—should be reread... The main impression you got from reading books in Leningrad during the Siege was the enormity of the world, as opposed to the cramped, cold, dark room in which you sit by the guttering wick of an oil lamp.

— Polina Barskova, Besieged Leningrad