The day ended with dried blood-like stains on the hands and the fingers reeked of paint thinner. I look at the crimson bulletin boards and the labels in place. I take in that sense of fulfillment. I haven’t experienced that in quite a while.
I started cutting out letters for the department bulletin board yesterday to de-stress (and basically avoid the work that I should be dealing with). After a few minutes feeling better, I started to wonder. Why does one tend to feel better doing things that they really don’t have to do? And why do I feel more productive? Why does it take only two afternoons to accomplish something that you really don’t have to do when you can spend three years or more (God forbid) dreading something that you should have dealt with and should have been done with ages ago? Now that sinking feeling is back.
The distraction task is completed. Now deal with your work. Yes, the things you have to do? You are required to do?