1-10 Days

Note to future self…

For a while now I’ve been thinking about an experiment where every night I come up with a number that tries to holistically capture how I perceived my day on a scale of 1-10. I am aware that it’s hard to come up with a consistent methodology for a number like this and that my memory recall of that day might be affected by how I feel when I do this exercise (see mood congruence).

I believe that we should seek those days with high highs and low lows. What else are we going to do with this life that we have?

Why should we strive for days on end that are just flat sixes and sevens? Yeah sure we might be stable and feel secure but are we depriving ourselves from some of the most wonderful experiences of the human experience by remaining in this constrained band of emotions?

I believe that this is easier said than done. I am guilty of seeking those flat sixes and sevens. I feel that part of my inner monologue is this tension between where I am and where I want to be.

Reading over these sentences I realize that these ideas might come across as sad or depressing but that’s far from the truth. I feel very lucky for having the awareness and time to reflect on these things. In a way it makes me feel alive.

Now back to work…