Tag: bad-day

Ugh, He’s Right

I started my day with a stressful situation (the details are boring), followed by rushing off to work. Enter: bad mood. (It happens… maybe more than usual, lately.) It drained me throughout the day, so by the time I got home from work I didn’t have the energy to be negative anymore.

I took a deep breath & declared to my partner that I was not going to wallow in self-pity and that overall, I think, in spite of a lot going wrong lately, and a lot of stress, (cue Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down) I have done a really good job of trying to stay positive, rise above, and be productive.

Then I waited for him to say something reassuring to me about how, yeah, I have been handling it all pretty well and things will turn around for me soon.

giphythumbs up

But he didn’t say that.

He reminded me that no matter how much I ramble on about rising above all the struggle, I’m getting in my own way lately. And not believing my own positivity. And I should probably stop that. Sometimes, when I’m really struggling, I forget that even though a lot of it is out of my control, some of it still is.

He also reminded me I can get through this and there will be better times again.
Good talk.

Me vs. Yesterday

Yesterday I woke up in a funk and then a few things happened to turn that funk into a bad mood. By 11 AM I felt sad, mad, and sort of hopeless. It’s a slippery slope into despair once you open your brain up to the possibility of all the things going wrong. But once I got home from work I was determined to pull myself out of it. (Truthfully, I spent a few minutes lying down first, deciding if it was worth the effort to try or just go to bed at 6 PM, but I shook that off.)

First, there were burgers:

Always put an egg on it.

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Then, there was the comic & games shop, where I picked up some Saga I’ve been meaning to buy, and something new that looked interesting:

Something read & something new.

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Then I came home and relaxed, laughed over chat with my best friend, and ended the day feeling positive. Strike one in the column for getting back up to try again.