How do you navigate through weird days?

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I don't know about you but on some days I just feel weird. This comes as no surprise, though. I wrote about this already a year ago. (And now that I checked that article again I realize I failed to follow my own advice today: I only ate a proper meal but did not go for a walk. (I must update my NAL.))

Okay, so go for a walk and eat a proper meal. What else?

There's basically two schools of thought, even if I have to invent those schools myself:

  1. Ignore the weirdness and execute your day according to plan.
  2. Listen to what your gut is telling you to do.

The first option is quite handy when you have a prepared plan for the day - you can just refer to the list and wham, suddenly it's the evening and the weirdness has disappeared sometime during the busy day. But what if you haven't made a plan for the day in advance? Making a plan when already weird can be tricky, and the weirdness can hijack your day if you're not careful.

But what if you just let it?

The second option is to do what your weirdness-ridden gut tells you to. This could mean anything from working to ditching work to standing still and staring at a wall. (I'm not kidding. That's what I did today.) Perhaps you want to work, but it's just not coming out of you. Perhaps ditching work isn't coming out, either. If nothing feels right, do the steps in the tips list in the linked article, and then see if the weirdness is still there and if executing a plan or listening to your gut feels like a better idea.

Most importantly, don't panic. The day will end eventually and you'll get to let it go. Tomorrow will be a better day.