If I were my own best friend I would instruct myself…
try walking on the other side of the street.
***This is both practical and metaphorical. I am exploring a new area to live right now and it just amazes me the way a street can look completely different simply by crossing to the other side. I am surrounded by the same buildings, houses, cars, bushes, trees… but the view is totally different. Have you ever tried this? Have you noticed the same experience??
Metaphorically it is the same – change your point of view, change your attitude, change your preconceived notions – see what happens. Cross the street.