One Of Those Days…

Aaaaargh...

I’m sure everyone has those days. But I proper feel like I’ve just had one.

I’m not sure why I feel that way. I just do. I’ve had a couple of good meetings. In fact a couple of really good meetings. And some pretty good news too.

I’ve just got this horrible nagging feeling that we all need to do more stuff better. And quickly. All the time. Starting yesterday.

Clients are caring more and more about what we do. And real people are caring less and less. And it’s getting more like that every day.

Anyone else know what I mean? Or should I just have a nice cup of tea and a lie down?

15 thoughts on “One Of Those Days…”

  1. I think the people who are best at what they do are the most prone to questioning everything; it keeps you sharp. A good friend of mine is a game designer, and we spend more time than we care to admit second guessing every step, convinced we have it wrong.

    It’s that sort of thinking that allows you to drop titles like this –> http://www.2kgames.com/bioshock/

    As The Boss sang, stay hard, stay hungry, stay alive if you can. It’s the only way to survive, as awful as it makes some days. It is the good fight.

  2. Nah, we’re all up against it. Too many ideas, too little time: it’s always weighted the wrong way. But don’t discount the January blues either.

  3. Hell no, I had a couple of great meetings today, elating me in joyful exuberance but I still am up at 00:40 trying to work out stuff. Maybe that’s the thing, maybe it is the stuff that hangs over us, that creates the nagging.

    Me? I’m off to write things down, to get them out of my head and onto paper. Hopefully the nagging will die down then.

  4. I get that feeling that ‘real people’ care less and less too sometimes… that I’m only doing what I’m doing because I feel good while doing it and others are expecting me to but that’s about it. Even with all the appreciation it still feels somewhat bland and not-exactly-where-I-want-it-to.

    I sometimes wonder whether it’s because people expect everything to be out of the effin’ ordinary and incredible, miraculous etc. or they’re just too tired and annoyed with all the bad things to be bothered.

    Your post did make sense, in a strange I haven’t slept for 3 days way ! I just can’t explain it now :D

  5. Hi :) Sometimes the lying down actually helps. Or shutting yourself in the toilet for 3 minutes, just sitting still and letting it all wash over you. Sounds silly but it kinda takes the edge off, and then you can go on again.

    Personally I believe it all comes down to remembering to breath!
    Hopefully today feels different than yesterday.

  6. Is it a coincidence that I’ve stumbled upon a post that describes how I feel about the day I’ve just, or just synchronicity?! Maybe its january blues or some sort of gen x mid-life crisis. Or maybe, in this ever-accelerating, always-on world we’ve created, we all just have too much to do and not enough time?

    If a sleep and a brew doesn’t sort it out…take Ferris’s advice and jump off the merry-go-round for a day :)

  7. Know it, had it, have it. It comes, it goes. No pattern i’ve been able to discern to the cause to i starting or why it goes away. Things just matter to you more than they matter to others. It switches though, and remember that when you’re one of those that doesn’t matter on that particular day… ;)

  8. Real people are caring less, does that mean noticing less? Or being impressed less?
    Does that mean what you’re doing is blending into their consciousness?
    Does that mean that you’re doing a better job than before when it all stood out?

    Digital interaction, as it gets better, is being taken more and more for granted. Which is both bad and good. It should be invisible but it should also be appreciated.

    You can look at this stuff through any lens you like I guess.

    Over thinking though, that can do damage…

  9. I know exactly what you mean. Especially with the “we should have been doing it yesterday” bit. I’m very guilty of that. I’m sure a shrink would say that we should just relax a bit more? Or care a bit less? Not that easy though, is it?

    I also get days where a good day is a day when nothing bad happens. Maybe it’s just January blues.

  10. “I’ve just got this horrible nagging feeling that we all need to do more stuff better. And quickly. All the time. Starting yesterday.”

    I know what you mean :) But isn’t this just natural? I wonder if we’re not (as a species) hardwired for dissatisfaction. Doesn’t all progress spring from discontent?

  11. @tom: “all progress spring from discontent”

    probably why the UK is such a creative nation! where’s all the cutting edge stuff emanating from those idyllic, hot island paradises? They’re all on the fucking beach, feet in the surf, not worrying about anything.

    Too much serotonin, not enough angst = bad for GTD.

  12. Hell no, I had a couple of great meetings today, elating me in joyful exuberance but I still am up at 00:40 trying to work out stuff. Maybe that's the thing, maybe it is the stuff that hangs over us, that creates the nagging.

    Me? I'm off to write things down, to get them out of my head and onto paper. Hopefully the nagging will die down then.

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