Whether I have had a bad day or a bad gig, I try to remember to be realistic. Was the entire day a write-off or the entire performance poor? I can focus on the negative aspects of life at times. It is good to take a second and remind oneself of what was accomplished and enjoyed in the day. No matter how tough it gets, there is usually something positive that we can take away, but we may have forgot, e.g., a hug, breathing in deeply or a utopian state earlier in the day. It is too easy to give in to "the dark side" (at times). Look to the light (or whatever other metaphor you want to use) for your sake.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.