Fuck. Sometimes I wonder if I’m just doing stuff wrong or I’m not giving myself enough of a break for how much energy this growth process demands. I woke up this morning at 7am, I couldn’t get out of bed. It wasn’t me being tired, I was just so anxious, panicked. I tried deep breathing, watching my thoughts, it took me until 8am to be able to leave my bed. Then I had to go grocery shopping which I almost put off because I didn’t want to even leave my house.
I feel so stressed for no reason right now. I basically took today to look into workflow improvements when working in my DAW. So something I couldn’t be overly critical about, like what happens so often with my music. It’s productive enough to where I don’t feel like I’ve wasted the day just watching tv or playing video games. Hopefully some of the improvements I make will streamline my creative process more.
But overall, this must be related to those realizations I came to about death a few posts back and I’m still feeling the ripple effect. Sort of unlocking the stuff related to that and now my mind is going to work on it. And I have to say it’s brutal for me right now. So many doubts about everything in my life and where it’s going. I can’t muster up any positivity. I got really angry at myself the other day, just this feeling of “why the fuck are you like this?” It’s like I intentionally ruin everything for myself and I can’t stop it. I’ve been trying for years, too many years to overwrite this side of myself with positivity and it just never sticks. I’m starting to think what I really need to do is purge it by moving through it and my insistence of maintaining positivity has backfired on me.
I think the catalyst for all this though was yesterday. 1 hour before I leave on a friday and our fucking warehouse application on our server just decides to start dropping transactions. So now I get calls from the warehouse to fix it asap and the only fix is to manually create the entries and then link them up. So I do my best and work as fast and carefully as possible because I’m doing updates on a live database which is a huge issue. But the links don’t work and my boss says we can look at it monday. But my whole night was ruined from that and it shouldn’t have been because it’s how I reacted to it. And that’s what pissed me off and made want to punch a hole in the wall. The fact that when shit like this happens and it throws off everything for me. My plans to work on my music that night went out the window, I was asleep by 8, but I didn’t even get restful sleep because my mind kept turning the unsolved problem in my head over and over and I just wanted it to shut up. I was probably anxious this morning because it was spillover from yesterday.
It’s just beyond frustrating to do all this work and improvement on yourself and then you think you’ll react differently when a challenge hits and it’s the same fucking thing it’s always been. I’m so easily knocked off balance by life and I’m sick of it. How can something so dumb and insignificant just completely trash my nervous system for the next day?