I like to think that I’m analytical, that I have some depth of understanding, that I have some intellectual capacity that sometimes allows me to “rise above”.
Apparently, I’m not.
I continue to be surprised by how much external factors affect me. The weather. Bad news. Other people.
And I continue to be surprised when those simple-minded mind tricks (good posture leads to good attitude, tell yourself something good, and all those other things – see any of the hundreds of self-help books) work on me. And even while I know they work, I often feel compelled to reject them, and stay stuck.
Gray day, gray outlook.