Every once in a while, you have one of those days:
It happens, and it’s frustrating. I found myself having one of these days last week at work, where I was super frustrated by things that happened around me, and really wanted to kick some grass. Then, later when I realized that the thing I was frustrated by was actually a non-issue, and just like that my anger and frustration left and the whole thing seemed silly.
Looking back, that day was a combination of:
- Lack of sleep (stayed up too late making Magic decks for the new Amonkhet set1)
- Working from limited information, which gave a skewed understanding of the situation.
I learned a couple useful lessons from this:
- Sleep is important. If you are not getting enough sleep, your mind just isn’t performing at its best, and it’s easier to snap at other people.
- Don’t assume. Get more information, so you can make an intelligent assessment of the situation. Helps to get more sleep too.
Lesson learned. 🙂
1 I play a sealed pool (sometimes also constructed) with some friends and co-workers regularly during lunch. I have yet to play strangers and such like on Friday Night Magic, but I am not really in a hurry too either.