We can be so wrapped up in ourselves most of the time. Rise above all the petty noise of the ordinary and set your sights on something higher and greater than yourself. Whatever your religious affiliation or spiritual beliefs, allow yourself to be lifted above the cares of the day to day. Go to a performance of the Messiah, marvel at nature and the works of great architects or artists. Rise above humdrum cares for minutes at a time. You will return refreshed to your challenges or chores.