Possible Reasons Why Yesterday Sucked (10 of ’em)

Yesterday sucked.

But before I try to figure out why, I should put things into perspective.

Relative to 99% of the world, yesterday didn’t suck.

I woke up when I wanted to. I worked at my own pace. I took a two-hour lunch with my girl. Then, we watched two episodes of Game of Thrones.

And I probably made some money.

So who the fuck am I to complain?

But relative to my days over the last several months, yesterday sucked.


The last several months have been outrageously:

  • Productive.
  • Satisfying.
  • Happy.

And yesterday was none of that.

So here I go.

Why Yesterday Sucked

It all boils down to a few reasons why yesterday sucked.

  • I didn’t get much work done when I was “working.”
  • I didn’t have any fun when I “wasn’t working.”

Basically, I was distracted.

All damn day.

Possible reasons why I was distracted (causing yesterday to suck)

I could tell yesterday was going to suck. From the first thing I did, it was clearly going to be a pooper.

Then, I did nothing to help my cause.

Here are 10 possible reasons why yesterday sucked. No one is necessary for a sucky day. But I’m convinced many are sufficient.

  1. Twitter and Instagram. I looked at Twitter and Instagram in bed, immediately when I woke up. Why can’t I resist? Why do I keep reinstalling them on my phone? I’m convinced THIS SINGLE MISTAKE put me on a tailspin the rest of the day, causing…
  2. Yoga and meditation. I could not get in a zone the entire morning session.
  3. The Girl (during the workday). I was distracted by her all throughout my morning routine. Then, again as I was trying to start working. Not her fault, though.
  4. The Dog. I didn’t take her on a long walk. I used the cold and rain as an excuse.
  5. The Workout. I didn’t do it.
  6. The Smoothie. I didn’t have one.
  7. Game of Thrones. What made it a good idea to watch episodes DURING the work day? A day that was supposed to be productive (write 2,000 words)
  8. Caffeine. I had WAY too much of it.
  9. Meditation. Didn’t do my post-workday-clear-the-mind-get-ready-for-a-relaxing-evening session.
  10. Dinner. I ordered in Chinese Food at 10pm.

Takeaways from Yesterday

There are many, but here’s a few:

  • Morning routine. Don’t skip it or break it. And follow the rules (weather only, one cup of coffee, write).
  • Workout. Don’t skip it. Even if it’s cold. It makes you happy breaks up the day nicely. Plus, it’s part of your job, man.
  • The Dog. See above.
  • Boundaries. The work day is for work. After work is for Game of Thrones and hanging with The Girl.

Good thing is that today is a new day.

And yesterday, at least you learned something.

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