I caught myself (pun intended) mumbling words from Paramore's song "Turn it Off" when I was exhausted while playing tennis with my dad in the heat quite recently. The lyrics I sang go like this: But turn it off in all my spite In all my spite I'll turn it off And the worst part is before it gets any better we're headed for a cliff And in the free fall I will realize that I'm better off when I hit the bottom I think the fact that I love the song, the lyrics' meaning and that it took my mind off what I was doing was what made it so potent. I would only have lasted half as long if I hadn't been singing it, I'm sure, and it was memorable enough that I still remember it now that a month has passed. My question to you is what do you do to cope with pain, sleepiness, boredom, sadness or hardship? Do you sing, like me, and if so what do you sing? Do you think about the beach? A loved one? The bright future that surely lies ahead if you can only keep going for one more week? Or do you drive fast in your car (oh, man, that was a bad one)?