i felt down tonight. and came across this excerpt from ed cadmull – someone i admire very much:
1. Pull a Pixar
What you’re feeling: Your pink slip/parking ticket/deadline/social gaffe snowballed into a huge pile of panic. It’s all falling apart—on your head.
What to do about it: “One trick I’ve learned is to force myself to make a list of what’s actually wrong,” writes Ed Catmull, PhD,, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, in his new book Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration. “Usually, soon into making the list, I find I can group most of the issues into two or three larger, all-encompassing problems. So it’s really not all that bad. Having a finite list of problems is much better than having an illogical feeling that everything is wrong.”
i might try it. the moan for four minutes and pull yourself together in minute five is too hard for me. i can’t. i need to wallow for hours. sigh.
my list tonight consists of: my weight, my quiz score, not feeling ready for school tomorrow. feeling bad in general is on my list. you feel bad because you feel bad. does that make sense?