Do you ever have those weeks when everything goes exactly as they should? The new furniture you bought comes out of the box undamaged. Your work days begin and end with smiles. You receive only happy, encouraging, flattering emails. You've avoided the sinus pressure and sore throat everyone else is suffering from. And your house is perfectly spotless. I have those weeks.
Unfortunately, this week is not one of them.
If you flip everything I just said into the exact opposite, then you get an idea of how my week is going. And of course it always feels worse when the spit hits the fan all at once. I don't think the nasty email from the parent of 1 of my students would have bothered me so much if I wasn't bogged down with report card preparation. I don't think the damaged furniture would have bothered me so much if my house wasn't a disaster. I don't think my busy days would be bothering me so much if I wasn't functioning solely on Mucinex.
I'm in a funk. And when I have weeks like this, I don't know how to get out of my funk other than hiding under a blanket and watching mindless televsion. So after I deal with the dinner that needs to be cooked and the damaged furniture that needs to be exchanged and the laundry that needs to be washed and folded, maybe I'll slip into my Snuggie and catch up on my American Idol.
Tomorrow's another day.
How do you pull yourself out of a bad mood/bad week funk?