Owning My Own Issues: A Confession


Yesterday was a very busy, challenging day for me. I don’t know if you can relate to the type of day that seems to be hard to get through. It’s the kind of day that you realize you might just have too many plates up in the air and that some might be crashing soon. There were too many loose ends, too much ambiguity in the projects I was involved in, and not enough joy to celebrate the victories. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Owning my own Issues

So this is not a “how to” blog. It’s just a confessional post.

I’m going to own the responsibility for my crazy busy, joyless day. Maybe I’m over committed, or not sleeping enough, or not eating enough, or not eating enough of the right stuff, whatever. I’m not sure yet what the answer to my dilemma is, but I’m going to figure it out, and soon.

But here’s what I’m not going to do. I’m not going to be in a bad mood and take it out on those around me. That’s usually what I do. I get hyper critical, irritable and question everything and everyone. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s not fun, I hear.

So, I’m writing this for myself and for those who have to deal with me today.

If you see me getting crabby today, please remind me of this post.

How do you deal with frustration?

  • Honestly, my first step is to try and get some sleep. Something like 80% of my bad days go back to me being poorly-rested for a few days in a row. I get irritable and impatient, say dumb things, and miss important details.

    I'm not sure if it's feasible for you, but maybe you can try and get somewhere during lunch and make up some sleep? maybe take another hour to make it 2 hours? I can't tell you how many times I've caught a nap in my car to clear my head 😛

    • Lack of sleep is a big issue in our society. One of my good friends and best selling Brazilian author, Dr. Augusto Cury, says that we need at least 8 hours of sleep per day. I can't tell you the last time I had a full uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep.

  • I'm heading your way and busting through any signs of crabby.
    Time to get your laughter on, my friend.
    We are going to light up this day.

  • Shannon Litton

    It's a Thanksgiving miracle! 🙂

    Actually, if you flip it around, we can be thankful we're so crazy busy. I know so many people who would love to be going to a job, any job. We are blessed in the busyness!

  • Thank you for stopping by.

  • todshuttleworth

    When I have days like this,I blame it on the consultants like you. 🙂

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  • When I get frustrated I go buy a box of donuts…and eat them all

  • You are a good man Charlie Brown.

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