Sometimes things just don’t go well. You forget to take things to work that you should have taken to work. The class you’re teaching goes wrong in twenty different ways, none of which are funny or entertaining. You spill yogurt on your desk. You have a vague memory of a huge mess that you need to clean up when you get home.
So what should you do in those circumstances?
My first advice is that under no circumstances should you break down in tears at work. No one will understand that that’s just what you do when you’re tired and hungry. Nope. You find another option.
Today, that looked like me counting pennies until I got to 65, then changing the pennies out for nickels and dimes (or dimes and nickel), then raiding the vending machine. Vanilla cookies are a good start to fixing the problem.
It turns out that Mindy Kaling is a good second step. Specifically, I just started reading her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And I’m loving it. True, I’m only five pages in, but those five pages were great.
In the space of five pages, Mindy has made me laugh several times. She also made me feel better about my weight, about having nothing but pennies in my purse (money-wise), and about being a bit of a mess in general. That’s no small task for five pages. Now if she could just teach me how to conquer the rest of my day with style. (Fingers crossed for pages six through two hundred of the book.)