Have you ever groped your way through what could only be described as a “weird” day, that is, a day where the familiar signposts and feelings are either misplaced or completely missing? Such days can be bewildering, if not downright disconcerting and if you’re not careful – and by that I mean if you take it personally – you run the risk of having a bad day for no good reason.
A second risk during these unfamiliar and often awkward times of transition between one creative cycle and the next (a no man’s land of sorts) is that you refrain from reacting to your own internal discomfort but instead react to the reactions of others around you who are not handling the “weirdness” with maturity or grace. This error, like the first, will send you on a downward spiral and potentially spoil the coming cycle.
The next time you find yourself in the doldrums or tumult of a weird day, be still. Observe, but don’t react. Don’t jump to conclusions. Don’t personalize all that passes through your feeling realm. Look instead to remain true to what you know to be true, even if for the moment everything seems topsy-turvy. Do this and you will save yourself an enormous amount of both trial and tribulation.