Sometimes the problem isn’t that reality sucks (is that ever actually the problem?), but rather that you’re just not synchronized with reality.
When you’re not synchronized with reality, your performance is going to be subpar. It’s just the nature of it.
A couple years ago, I was going to figure drawing sessions regularly. 3 hours of continuous drawing, with only short breaks here and there. My whole body hurt. I was frustrated. For the first few sessions, I was miserable.
But then, my mind started to synchronize with my drawing.
It’s not a permanent shift. It happens once in a while, and it stays synchronized for a period of time, and then it falls back.
That’s why you warm up.
Until you’re warmed up, you should expect that everything you do will suck. You warm up by moving the pencil on the paper randomly, allowing things to catch up.
Your mind is too fast.
Don’t try to slow it down.
Let it speed up and force everything else to catch up to it.
This is the point of meditation. It’s why it was invented. It’s a deliberate practice of synchronizing the mind with reality (that’s what “enlightenment” means).
It’s not an all-or-nothing deal. There are levels to it. But that’s the point.
If you’re not meditating by this point, you’re probably not interested, and there’s nothing I can say that will save you.
However, maybe there’s a chance you just haven’t heard the message yet.
So, here’s the message: sign up for No Problem and learn to synchronize.