Letter No 63 - On days that suck..

..the energy out of you.

It happens. And often enough, to the best of us.

Somedays just feel like they shouldn't exist.


Sometimes there is something that happened that triggered out.

When a piece of food gets stuck in your teeth - you try to scrape it out with a toothpick, or shuffle water left right and centre in your mouth hoping water reaches and gets that thing out.

Till the time it doesn’t come out, there’s an irritation, there’s something stuck in a place it shouldn’t be, it should have been in your stomach by now, but it’s still there and it’s a distracting. It distracts you from whatever you’re trying to focus on, whether it’s working on something, making a presentation to someone, watching a movie or even just talking to someone.

Imagine having a conversation with someone who says or does something that triggers you off, or upsets you or makes you feel down - in short - reduces your energy. Everything that happens after that, you’re never truly able to enjoy it fully because the conversation before dictates the flow and energy of everything that happens after. It distracts you a little too much.


And sometimes there is no reason.

Like the well known expression goes, you 'get up on the wrong side of the bed'. You don't feel like doing anything. You mind is in a low energy, negative state.

Maybe you didn't sleep well.

Or maybe, just.


I have a few things that help me on such days.

Allow me to share them with you.

  • Do some basic mindless stuff - clean your garbage, clean your inbox. Any activity that requires action (करो) and very little decision making.
  • Eat the frog (like Brian Tracy says), take up one painful task that you've been procastinating and get the damn thing done.
  • Take the day off and vegetate (and don't allow yourself to feel guilty about it).
  • Sing a song, cook a meal, fold some paper into origami. Create something without stress.

And if nothing works and you feel like escaping to another planet go to mars https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/surface-experience/?drive=2176&site=82