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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

5 am Frustration

The plan today was for me to workout with my buddy at his place. We usually start “ripping” (his term) at 8:30 in the morning. Today, however, his work obligations meant we had to start at 7am.

Shit, I thought. That’s usually when I wake up.

Excited for the challenge, I agreed. I went to bed early, woke up at 5:30, and wanted to die.

After sleepwalking through my morning routine and drinking a cup of coffee, I turned my phone on to see that he had to cancel. I sat there, eyes half closed, and wanted to throw my phone out the window.

I had wasted exhaustion for no payoff. I had a full day ahead of me. I couldn’t go back to sleep after chugging a cup of Joseph.

In the midst of my frustration, I sat back for a second and asked myself a few questions to accurately assess the situation.

Is there anything I can do about already being up and caffeinated? No.

Did my buddy give a shit about having to cancel? Yes. Super apologetic.

Did he tell me why he canceled? Yes. A client messed up and he had to fix the problem.

Do I know what kind of stress he’s going through? No.

Workout or no, would I be exhausted today anyway? Yes.

Will I make it through this? Yes.

I will make it through this, I’ll get my work done, and I’ll happily go to bed earlier tonight.


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