78. Haze of Sadness

Sometimes a haze of sadness colors my perspective of the world and I get down. I doubt my accomplishments; my teaching ability; my vision for the future. I have doubts about continuing my business, and even my blog.

On those days, I do not make any important decisions, or any decision if I can get away with it.

Occasionally what you think might not be the best outlook. And a decision based on a skewed outlook might have serious repercussions.

Not every thought that dances through your head will be good. Learn to let moldy thoughts and ideas fade away and try to focus on what is true and needed.

What I like to do for my teaching is have everything planned out a week in advance, including copies, lesson plans, etc., so if there is a day that I need to just chill and only do what’s required for that day. Any issues can wait until the next day.

That’s also why I write the majority of my blog posts in bulk. I keep an idea notepad on my phone, and jot down things here and there to write about for a few days, and when I have the time I write them all out.

But sometimes, I just don’t want to do anything, and just shut off the world for a while, so I take a break from writing, and I have enough blog posts stockpiled to allow me to do that. On average, I try to keep at least a month’s worth of blog posts on file for me to choose from; sometimes I get overzealous and write more than a month’s worth.

For my business, when I get down, I let my partner take the reins for making decisions. Usually I do everything except sales, but sometimes I step back and they figure out the best course of action.

If you have hazy days as well, that’s okay. Just know that it will go away eventually and your life will get back on track. Don’t get bogged down in the dumps too much and save your important decisions for when you feel better if you can. You never know here the right mindset will take you.

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