There are bad days, and they usually start early in the morning. You wake up and head to the shower, jump into it, and suddenly realize that your shower gel is over. You start brewing your morning coffee and spill it on your immaculate newspaper. You know the feeling.
You already know your day will be a complete mess from that moment. You know there’s nothing you can do to recover. You only have to go through it and try to limit damages.
Your call with a client doesn’t go as expected. You move to the next task and realize you are missing critical data to complete it.
Over the years, I have developed my personal solution for these days.
I move to the room I like the most, my studio. I put on my preferred playlist and take a break from everything. I usually start doing something totally unrelated to the specific needs of the day.
I shut down every notification from every device in the room.
My idea is to create a safe environment for my mind to survive a messy day. It is a sort of escape from the reality I am living in at that specific moment. Focusing on something I like lets all the problems fly away and reconcile me with the universe surrounding me.
After half an hour, I am ready to return to my duties with a clear and positive mind.
And then the phone rings.
No way, it will be one of those days, no matter what you do.