This is a post written straight off the back of a series of long, tiring, & (more often than not) frustrating days.
The thing about several long, tiring, frustrating days is your ability to deal with them shrinks as the series drags on. If it is just one long, tiring, & frustrating day then it’s easier to put on a happy face the next day, but when they pile up back to back your patience runs dry.
Ironically, if we don’t put on a happy face, we invite more and more frustrating things to happen to us. Misery loves company, as they say, and if you go around looking miserable (even if it’s completely justified) the world loves to hand you more reasons to be miserable.
Thus, the natural way to respond to a multiple POS days’ is not at all the best way to respond. The natural way is to be grumpy; let everyone know that you are not in the mood. Doing this will only invite criticism from your peers (I can already hear them mumbling “Doesn’t he/she know that everyone has bad days?”) not sympathy.
People who get admiration in this world are the people who can seemingly deal with all kinds of pressure and stress without letting the pressure and stress that affects them leak out and affect the people around them vis-à-vis their mood.Read More