TLDR: Some days I feel like absolute rubbish, what do you do to overcome your rubbish-days?
There’s at least two of me. A day or two out of every week or two, I’m either really low, or really high. I’m either dragging my feet through an unbearable low, or riding a magic carpet through rainbow clouds. This is normal for me ever since I can remember. Only recently I’ve been able to recognize how impactful it has been on my life. It might be the reason I travel so much, because I know that while I’m sitting still, the lows hit me a lot more often, and a lot harder.
Meet high-me: Inspired, full of ideas, and ready to execute them. I can strike up a conversation with anyone and feel confident enough to do just about anything. This is the guy who stumbles onto trips and slides comfortably out of his comfort zone. He’s also the guy who takes all my best photos.
Meet low-me: My feet drag behind me, I can’t look people in the eyes, and I’m filled with self-pity. I usually can’t even take a photo, I can feel defeated from dusk till dawn. If something goes wrong on these days, it takes everything in me to not have a drink which makes it 1000x worse. If I’ve met you on this day, I’m sorry if I was a dick.
I believe this imbalance stems from being medicated for the pretty severe asthma I had when I was young, and probably from being bullied in school, and probably some intrinsic internal chemistry. We’re complex machines.
I know I’m not alone in this. I’m curious about your methods. What do you do on your low days? What are your tools? What are your active steps you take on cloudy days and actually follow through with?