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Hello everyone! Anyone ever had those days when you are working on a project and you are very excited about it?

You look at the blueprint, the expected outcome, you have this miniature - in your head and maybe physically - of how it would come out and you see it as really good so you set your heart on it?

Every morning you are excited to do your part. Every single thing about it. and then midway....

*a phone alarm rings aloud on the bedside table*

"Aaaah!"

Patrick moans annoyed as he tried to roll off the bed.

Thud!

And rolled off the bed he did and on the wooden floor with his blanket as well.

"What day is it?"

He reached for the blaring phone on the bedside table only to realize he rolled off the wrong side of the bed. He groaned. He closed his eyes for a moment counted four seconds, forgot how "four seconds" applies, decides to stand up, roll on the bed to the other side, grabbed the phone on the table to turn off the noisy alarm. He then raised his arms up like those American Ninja Warriors finishing their course. Still with arms up, he faced the invisible cheering audience while screaming "yeah".

Coming back to his senses, he gives himself good soft slaps on each side of his face to "wake" himself a bit.

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He looks at his phone for the time. It says, "7:19 am". He's got enough time.

He then proceeded with his routine of washing up, prepping his breakfast of poached egg, toast and five strips of bacon. He normally just cooks three but for today, he is spoiling himself with five.

some dude in Pinto Art Museum tearing his chest open

He was out the door by 8:30, and was in front of his office building by 8:45. He looked up at the skyscraper. He took a deep breath and allowed himself to be amused at how the exterior of the building reflects the blue clear sky and the clouds that roll by.

some random buildings

Looking up at it, the noise of the traffic gets muffled and is replaced by a Mozart piece. He loves looking up the building. His gaze lands on the window of his office. Then realizes he has to move because he has a full day ahead.

He landed on this dream project he's been eyeing since he got in to the company. He looked up their projects and saw this one as his thing. They have been working on it for three months now. It was not easy. But sleeping it off seems to work so far and next day is another day to build that dream outcome. So with excited gait, he moved forward and got into the building.

Two hours after, he was running his hand through his disheveled hair. He is sweating profusely even though the office temp is cold. He jumps at the mere sound of a phone nearby he jumps or his heart starts pounding in his chest. At the sight of his boss coming out of the conference room, everything goes in slow motion, everything is on mute except for the thump of his heart and his heavy breathing. Everything goes back to normal when his boss goes past his table.

What is happening?

He paced the floor after he saw his boss clock out. Something in him is no longer excited about the whole thing. Is it him? The project? His colleagues? The boss? The direction?

Next day, his day looked like a rerun of yesterday.


Ever been like Patrick?

Sometimes in life, we see one WHOLE THING and see that it is beautiful. But what we do not see, zooming in, to get to that "beauty", a lot of hard work and toughening up is required.

Maybe when times get weird when working on something and you lose sight of the beauty of what you are working on, maybe we need to step back a bit. Some hard work is necessary to get to that big picture. Maybe stepping back will bring you back to that drive or to the realization if it is worth it even. Maybe after stepping back and giving yourself some time, you can revaluate if you can still be part of that whole thing or if it has affected you enough to realize, the direction is nowhere near where you want to be anyway ... or after all.


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It also happened to me before when I work as an Elementary private teacher in an English speaking school. Everything has been pressuring me since I need to be perfect all the time. The principal, the pupils and the professional parents of the kids overwhelmed me and I don't know what to do anymore. I become the teacher I don't want to be. I want to be like a happy, and carefree teacher but I became the stiff, and controlled one which made me lose my focus and interest. I quit the job after one month

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11 months ago

the reality of our battlefield no? Sometimes we think we are armed well until the battle starts and well .. charge to experience.. now we know better...

sorry sa late reply Marinov haha...

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10 months ago

Yeah right. It's fine, Pich. :)

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10 months ago

This happens to me most of the time and the common things I do to cope up with it is take a break 😅

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11 months ago

kamusta na sis! hahaha.. yes break break din minsan.. para maka balik sa why's

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10 months ago

Even in life need din talaga mag reevalueate hahay need 'lumingon' sa mga nagawa at ginawa.natawa ako.. Naisingit tlga ang paglingon hahahha. May bilang pala ang bacon now i know hahhaja.. Ay sorry serious pala ito🤭

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11 months ago

mommyjaytee.. lam mo ba inisip ko naka reply na ko dito eh.. hahah gulat ako eh gulat ako..

lols.. ayan nagutom nanaman ako sa mention ng bacon

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10 months ago

Gumawa ka na ng novel. Hehe. Nagka-epistaxis tuloy ako. Haha

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11 months ago

wahaha try ko sir Iyan!.. nga lang hindi kaya ng attention ko ang mahabaang pagsulat hahah...

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10 months ago

Minsan lumalabas yung pagka perfectionist ko e haha. Kailangan ganito at ganyan pero di nameet. Pero pag nagpahinga at chill muna iba na ang tingin mo kinabukasan hehe. Dapat talaga magstep back muna. 😅

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11 months ago

Tama tama. Minsan nasisira na din yun pag dedesisyon ng tama pag mashadong naka tutok hahaha

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11 months ago

Parang sa pagsusulat ng article. Yong ang ganda ng plot sa utak mo, yong ang ganda ng takbo tas excited akong etype tapos biglang - boring bat ganon, parang ang iba na huehue. Parang nawala bigla ung enthusiasm ko na tapusin. Kaya ayon, save muna tas balikan nalang pag may gana na ulit huehue

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11 months ago

Man, this is deep. Very deep. Flew right by me, clocking out at the same time as the boss did. ahahaha... Towards a #BetterSeptember!

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11 months ago

Let's go get that BetterSeptember!! Putting hashtag on that soon.

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11 months ago

Hehe. Noticed anything different?

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11 months ago

Yey the hashtag is there! Perfection! Let's go #BetterSeptember!

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

Thank you mister ambassador! Hahaha let's goo!

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11 months ago

Let the #BetterSeptember begin!

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11 months ago

Let us let it roll and let it spin!

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11 months ago

stepping back and giving yourself some time, you can revaluate if you can still be part of that whole thing. - i need this so much right now. Just me needing to see things again if this is the right path I should be taking. Thanks for this ate Pichi Pichi. 💗

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11 months ago

Stepping back and analyzing the path helps in clarity. Seeing the whole from the beginning is also great

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11 months ago

Ang dami mong alam Pichi! Pero gusto ko yung breakfast nya hahaha kidding aside, sometimes we need to step back to realize why we really wanted and for us to be motivated again. Minsan talaga nakakaumay pag paulit-ulit na lang, parang nakasanayan na kasi ganern basta ganern hahaha

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11 months ago

Hahah mana lang sayo mami!!! Hahaha. Oo ganun nga mamsh pag cyclical na nakakaumay oh my!

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11 months ago

Wag mo kong idamay, Pichi. Nananahimik kami ni Prince hahaha😘

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11 months ago

Naku mamsh kahit nananahimik ka ramdam kita!!! Ramdam na ramdam

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11 months ago

Maybe if we try to remember why somethings is beautiful and why we are part of it will ignite the sleeping fire in us. Maybe stepping away and closing your eyes and imagining that you are not part of that beautiful work will make you stay and find its worth.

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11 months ago

That is so truee Muraaa!! :D we take a step back....

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10 months ago

This happens to me a lot of times LOL

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11 months ago

ehehe normal tayo Jinifer!! :D

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10 months ago

Sometimes it happens for me too Pichi. When the times for step back it makes me clear what's real and what's are the things I need to lift up. Good morning pichi.. Have a nice day..❤️☺️

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11 months ago

Truth and powerful Jramona!!!

we do need to recognize the things that needs to be lifted to God instead of relying on our strength!! ..

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10 months ago

Zooming out. This reminds me to take my step out from these tangled thoughts in my mind..

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11 months ago

Hi Sis Jaaaneee!!! how are you 13 days after stepping out from the tangled thoughts? :D

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10 months ago

Still tangled thoughts 🤣🤣

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10 months ago

i like that betterseptember!

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11 months ago

got that from @Just1Dood!

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11 months ago

ohhh yeah i remember

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11 months ago

Almost sang september there lels

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11 months ago

Personal time out is very important. This reminds everyone of what to do when life happens.

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11 months ago

Zooming out is a must especially in these recent times where almost everything seems to be routine and we kind of lost some interest in those that we usually enjoy. Thank you for this subtle reminder of what must be done when life gets kinda monotonous and overwhelming :)

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11 months ago

Thank you for reading and visiting sis .. .hahaha natawa naman ako sa reply ko na 13 days after..

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10 months ago

Haha, okay lang :D

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10 months ago

Yeah, I had to step back from noise. I think I got hit by the bug. I am getting few to no value of hearts and mine too lol! The random building looked like water tumblers. The painting at the end made me look at it longer than I should. It gets more interesting the more I look at it.

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11 months ago

It is actually... given the chance I might go back to revisit the painting, too.. to see if there's that same feel to it.. and if the current events still pop out from there...

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10 months ago

Patrick dear, I've been there for numerous times. We have to take some steps back away sometimes to picture things out clearly. Just a step back, never give up. We'll get there soon in time. ❣️

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11 months ago

payt lang no sis??

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10 months ago

I agree with you on that last point, sometimes in order to see the full picture, we need to take some steps back

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11 months ago

Absolutely right, sometimes we need to step back to realize many things and see from which part we need to fix of. Giving up when we failed is totally not the answer instead we need to try better things, work hard to achieve what we want to be.

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11 months ago

It is a normal thing, for any human being it can happen, any time am in such mode I either take time to sleep or play music

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11 months ago

I've been there many times. And taking a step back is a good idea to get a better perspective on things. Many times in the midst of the euphoria we do not see things as they are.

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11 months ago

There are days when you sleep is the best option. There are times I need to do what makes me happy like listening to songs

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11 months ago

Sometimes we just need to calm down between, re-evaluate everything and clear our heads. Happens to me a lot, I simply listen to music and talk to someone.

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11 months ago

It has happened to me countless times. Best thing to do is to take a break or talk to someone

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11 months ago

yes ... talking to someone is good to help you process your thoughts, right?

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10 months ago

It happens to me alot. Hahaha. What I normally do when I don't know what to do or why did that happened is I sleep like a baby. I just rest my mind and body and if I am still not okay with it, I'll absent haha. Jk.

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11 months ago

It happens to me too but I try to take some time off whenever it happens just to clear my head. I believe it happens for good.

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11 months ago

Hi Davinchysax! Yes yes .. I think it does too. . Yup personal time outs are a must!

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11 months ago

I always try to make use of it anytime it comes...

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11 months ago

I generally re-evaluate something in my life with a lot of food in front of me🤣🤣🤣 .. jokes aside, very thought provoking post sis :)

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11 months ago

with a lot of food in front of me

oh yes yes I'd agree to this way of looking into things.. before making a decision, while making a decision and finally making a decision.. there.. has .. to .. be .. food! ahahha !! I'll join you there..

Thank you sis!

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11 months ago

Poor Patrick, yes I have been there tho wee pp! He had too big a breakfast 😁

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11 months ago

ah stressful days eh uncle? Glad their in the past :D you think so? should i have just fed patrick a toast and the egg? or just the toast and fewer strips of bacon? hehehehe

I think i still have that bacon in my head from @Eylz2021 article ahahhah

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11 months ago

Hehe you should have fed him boiled eggs and soldiers 😁 hehe bacon for the weekend wee pp

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11 months ago

when life gone out in earth everything is gone

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11 months ago

hello. What do you mean? :)

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11 months ago