Today was not a good day. Stuff got muddled, communication wasn’t great and I spent most of the day wishing it was over already. Today was awash with frustration and self doubt. How to let things just ‘roll off one’s back’ is still a great mystery to me. I really envy easygoing people who laugh nonchalantly at everything. They truly are the lucky ones.
The days are already very short. I now leave for work in darkness and come home with the sun setting. My two hour commute is becoming more challenging to bear with every passing day. Squished in the morning, squished at night, on buses full of angry or oblivious people. We live in a good area, but it is just too damn far away.
I felt so stressed out and depressed throughout last year’s winter and really don’t want to fall down that hole again. So when the negativity starts, I will try harder to channel it into something more productive. For example, I drew another owl:
When I feel angry, bitter, sad or lonely, then I will draw and/or paint. It may not “cure” anything, but at least art is productive right? At least more productive than complaining and feeling sorry for oneself. It’s important to have outlets and drawing and painting have usually only been mine to relieve boredom, but anger/sadness seem like good reasons to draw with pencils or paint too.
What do you do when you’ve had a bad day or are feeling unwell?