Well, some things are predictable. If I stay up late too many nights in a row, I will start to see things devolve. I start getting headaches. I get grumpy. My outlook turns sour.
So that’s where I am at today.
And of course, here it is, just after midnight, and I need to get up extra-early tomorrow for a long drive. So it looks like I’ve set myself up for another rough day. So much for learning from one’s errors.
What’s bad, though, is not so much how I feel right now, but rather how familiar it is. It’s been a while since I’ve let myself get so far out of whack, so it was a little startling how easily I slipped back into being that grumpier, more acidic version of me.
So, technically the day has passed, but it’s never too late to start over. Sure, I will be tired again tomorrow, but I have an opportunity to rest up over the next few days.
And that’s what I plan to do.