Not Anger Management, But Anger Acceptance

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Thirty Eight]

I have had some very intense conversations over the past four days – two yesterday – about how angry I’ve been and I’d just like to thank my boss, my personal trainer, my life coach and my boss very much.

Because I think I’ve figured this shit out.

This anger shit, I mean.

But first the news:

I mentioned this previously, that I’m angry all the time – irritated by the slightest thing – I’m basically a teenager again.

The particularly frustrating aspect of this is that I have no idea WHY. No trigger. No looming deadline or stressor. No specific problem.

And while, yes, emotions are typically not very logical, finding the logic in them helps me Deal ™.

Let’s get down to the brass tacks, shall we?

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Say Hello To My Little Friend

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Five]

Mascot by Kelly Mahoney at SoSplush

Yeah.

I totally slept in again today.

Will I get back on track tomorrow?

Probably?

Maybe?

I don’t know?

But first the news:

First, I want to introduce you to the perfect hand drawn circle. Drawn by the first genius of the Italian renaissance.

#Giotto

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Compassion vs Improvement: Adventures in Growth

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Four]

Photo by Daria Rudyk on Unsplash

That title is what I wanted to write today, but then First Minion started throwing up around three this morning and, well, it’s another rough night.

But first the news:

I’ve already done yoga, studied languages, meditated, and now I’m writing. If only I could manage the protein smoothie, but that involves the blender and First Minion is currently back asleep on the couch next to me.

You can’t always get what you want.

But back to $TITLE, yeah?

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Just Do The Things

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Seven]

Part of why the morning productivity has eroded somewhat is that I get lost in the ‘Tubes. Not just the internet – twitter, facebook, insta – but checking email / slack for work and browsing YouTube / Twitch / Periscope.

I *need* to dive directly into morning pages as soon as I get down here, but did I figure that out in time to do make this morning as productive as it can be?

Don’t be silly.

But first the news:

Yes, I’ve already been awake for over an hour and I’m just now getting down to this writing thing.

Damnit.

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Shut The Front Door

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Four]

Photo by Sophie Dale on Unsplash

Yegads, it’s a rough night’s sleep the day after sleeping in and going to bed early anyway and knowing you’re getting up at five.

Am I not making sense?

But first the news:

Apparently there’s no new news if you write your previous blog post towards the middle of the day and the next post at the beginning of the day and that was on a Sunday. Today’s post is going to make less than no sense.

Why am I doing this, again?

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