What determines whether you have a good or bad day at work? I’ve gone to work with boredom, loneliness, stress, and tiredness at 0 and been told I had a bad day, and I’ve gone in with those things elevated and been told I had a good day. Since it doesn’t seem to depend on anything I’m doing, is it just random? Or is it something obvious that I’ll be embarrassed to have missed?
Similarly, what determines whether a social event is dreadful or excellent or somewhere in between? I know that things are supposed to go better if I’m in a good mood and if I match the activity to the friend’s interests. But I’ve been told that my friend had a good time, that she enjoyed talking to my other friend, and that it was the sort of thing she likes and still gotten a “dreadful” outcome. And I’ve been in a bad mood and gotten a “good” outcome. Random?