I am grateful be able to accept that my perception can change (and quickly!), from feeling like my day was well-spent...to feeling not good enough and being very aware of all that remains undone.
This would be a good time to beat myself up, and tear down whatever good self-image I might have.
Today I know the difference that HALT can make.
Am I Hungry, Angry (Anxious), Lonely or Tired?
I ate well at dinner, but I did not get great sleep last night. And I feel lonely for a few reasons that I can't go into right now, but that I know are an over reaction from said lack of sleep. As I corralled my son in the direction of bed, I felt that body wave that reminded me of anxiety. And the emotion got my attention too. It kept me from wanting to show up and be present with him. But I was present anyways and that felt better.
Anxious, Lonely and Tired are enough red flags for me to pay attention and stop for the day. I am going to unplug from things electronic, and let myself sleep so that good cognition can be experienced in the morning.
Tomorrow is another day.