It’s Okay to Have Bad Days
The alarm goes off and you immediately try to come up with any excuse you can conjure up to get out of work. After 40 minutes of snoozing and remembering that you’re a respectable adult with actual responsibilities, you haul your ass out of bed and throw on whatever semi-presentable clothes you can find.
Into the bathroom…
Wash the face? Eh, fuck it.
Brush the teeth? Ugh, fine.
Hair? Hmm, looks like a hat day.
You drag your grumpy ass to work where you might as well be snoozing still because you can’t seem to get your brain to do a damn thing. The last thing you want to do is collaborate or brainstorm with perky coworkers, so you lock yourself in your office and drink an entire pot of coffee in attempts to find some energy and motivation.
As the morning goes on, you’re feeling incredibly guilty for being so worthless. Naturally, this only makes matters worse and you continue to be a grumpy asshole for the remainder of the day.
Feeling Guilty is Bullshit
Why do we feel so guilty about having a bad day once in a while? We move so fast; we’re obsessed with busy. Then we have a few ‘off’ hours once in a while and we feel like a worthless piece of shit. And that’s bullshit.
Life is so much more than ‘being productive’. We deal with plenty of adversity, stress, and emotion during our lives as humans, and once in a while it’s going to take a toll on you. It’s completely normal.
Take that as a sign that you need a rest from it; from the busy, from the productivity. Even if it might seem like that at the time, the world isn’t going to stop turning because you took a few extra hours to get that report done. Go out for lunch, hit the gym, grab a beer with a friend. Step out of the busy for a minute and you’ll set your perspective right again.
Just take care of yourself. There’s always more time for busy later.