how to avoid your evening Jinx
Welcome to the wind-down
In comes Driftwell, for a relaxing evening routine.
It has flavors like blackberry and lavender,
enhanced with L-Theanine.
Wonderful things, to help calm your nerves.
To make time to unwind, to fill your reserves.
meet the 40 jinx
The Jinx is called Pop-Up, it lives on your phone. What was that notification? The answer must be known.
Hear him buzz and ring as he orchestrates his song with ever growing messages of “Hey”,“Watch This”, and “It’s been too long!”
are you still watching?
This Jinx is called Binge Beast, and it comes in many forms. We all have a favorite, do tell me what’s yours?
For some Reality TV really helps them unwind, but when there’s a bit too much it’s the Binge Beast you’ll find.
the endless to-do list
Your boss says “good morning, here’s something for you”, and you eagerly add a bullet to the list marked “to-do”.
With a stroke of the pen, you’re sealing your fate. Here comes Hop-To-It, the Jinx that seem to procreate.
Internet Black Hole
The internet black hole is the sneakiest of Jinx. It hides in plain site, in the form of internet links.
Before you know it, you’re lost in the void. As hours pass, watching videos of cat clips you thought you enjoyed.
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
spinning, spiraling, and second guessing
Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda invade each endeavor, and prevent the opportunity to think through things better.
I coulda done this, I woulda done that, I shoulda done more, why did I just stand pat?
All work, no play
If your job keeps you up all hours of the night, and you haven’t slept well in at least a fortnight.
There’s a Jinx to blame, please pardon the Cliché. It’s the Jinx named Burnout, whose motto is “All work, No Play”.
Save it for later
Something needs doing but you don’t have the power? Your procrastination might just be the Jinx 11th Hour.
This Jinx causes you to put off what can be done. Creating more stress as the only outcome.
Trying to relax? Let’s think about that one thing that you said, the Jinx named Mortif–Eye will never let it get out of your head.
Anything embarrassing or uncomfortable will do. Nothing’s off limits when this Jinx grabs a hold of you.
Lack of self control
Gimme Gimme is the Jinx with demands. It always wants more, so it barks out commands.
Making it hard to resist those unhealthy temptations. When Gimme Gimme arrives, say goodbye to moderation.