- Mar 11, 2021
Oh, I fully agree with you there. I never aimed for "happiness" and haven't given it much thought, frankly. Whilst my mother has genetic depression, I usually feel fine in everyday life, but as per the topic of the thread, the only times I feel acute stress/unhappiness is when communication frustrates me.Is being happy the thing to aim for? We all want to feel good, sure. But maybe it isn't realistic to think there should be happiness for the rest of your life. That sets the bar pretty high. Look at your past. Was it just filled with happy days? Sad ones being the exception rather than the rule?
You can likely expect more of what you had before. Or maybe you can change course somehow. Like a ship on the sea.
I'd settle for mostly OK most of the time. That sounds like a possibility. Just to be OK and good enough, nothing great. There are gonna be bad days, as there were before. Maybe our goal should be to just try to have more good days than bad, if we can. I'd take it, 4 or 5 good days a week, or like 12 out of 16 hours being OK? Sounds good to me.
Just three minutes ago, and I mean three, I got into a perplexing exchange with my firm's secretary, because I recently moved house and don't remember my postal code. Well, I do but I often get the numbers the wrong way 'round. I gave her the wrong digit and went to check, she made a scene out of it and I've been standing there with my interest piqued, wondering why I am again in the midst of a communication hurdle. I still don't know what she wanted from me, I gave her the right one in the end, what more do you want? Weird...
I'm considering moving jobs either way and I think I'll warn the HR in advance that you'll find me at my desk from 7.30 to 7.30, if need be, but always in headphones, and that I'm the one to only email, not talk to, thanks so much. That'll go down well in PR.