Today I found myself in a, shall we say, funky headspace. Fortunately, these days, I’m quicker to identify such things. I am also quite clear that it is just thoughts in my head. Yet the effects can linger. Today I was agitated and tense, even after leaning in a positive direction as best I could. I distracted myself by getting up from the computer and working on a 1000-piece puzzle.
This helped. Yet what really changed my headspace for the better was teaching. I had four sessions today: three private lessons (two in person, one online) and one online class with three students. In the process of working with my students, I found myself getting enthused. As usually happens, I lost myself in the subject matter and the interactions. I appreciated the progress I saw my students making, and I added my expertise to help them where appropriate.
Teaching restored my mood! Any remaining yuck from the previous negative headspace disappeared. As has happened many times before, working with others was a reliable curative for any mental angst or ennui.
Thank You, Universe, for giving me work I love.