Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow
I’m listening to Kid For Today by Boards of Canada, one of my favourite bands, and it is very successfully calming me down. I’ve been feeling very tense lately, probably because of the intense schedule and list of important projects I’m juggling at the moment.
In fact a couple of days ago I was feeling unbelievably paranoid. Like I was a complete fraud – a con-artist. That it was only a matter of time before things caught up with me and I was exposed. Kind of how I imagine you would feel if you were on the lamb and running from the law. Weird. Truly odd. But I attribute that emotion to some extreme fatigue. Although today, I am feeling particularly thick headed like my brain is stuffed full of cotton wool and that is definitely from a severe lack of sleep – something I hope to remedy over the next few nights.
This whole paranoia and fatigue thing reminds me of a tune by Faithless – Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow. This is a philosophy that I adhere to and remember my mother repeating to me when I was anxious as a kid. Its also something that I tell my son when he is upset about something. Basically I take it to mean you will have a new perspective once you get some rest. In other words, a good part of what you are apprehensive about now is because you are tired. Eliminate that and it will go away. Also, with rest comes a clear mind that is better able to tackle your problems and solve them
Good advice, I think.