Monday, December 6, 2010

Waiting For The Spirit To Move Me Isn't Working (138)

My word for today is concentration.  That is because I am often my own worst enemy.  For instance, I'm feeling a little bored today.  Oh, I have PLENTY to do, but I really don't feel like doing it. 

Do you ever feel that way? 

I want to DO something, but just don't know what that something is yet.  It isn't a good feeling to have.  And all the things I should be doing?  Well, I want them to just magically get done, I suppose!   LOL

This feeling reminds me of the process I went through in July, when getting into the diet mode.  I knew what I should do, and even how to go about doing it, but I just couldn't bring my mind around to making the effort.

I had to more or less force myself to get on the diet wagon (again) - despite myself. 

And, of course, once I got into it, and told myself to suck-it-up and adjust my attitude, I started to change my life. 

So, today I am battling the "I don't want to" attitude, about the many chores I have to get done today.  I am using vacation days (today and tomorrow), so I BETTER use them wisely.  I have lots of holiday decorating left to do, errands to run, hubby's gifts to wrap (that is, items I bought to give him for Christmas).  This is not the time to proscrastinate.  It is time to concentrate!

I know that once I get into the day's chores and actually see something accomplished, I'll soon get over this mood I'm in.  That is what happened in July, anyway.  I wanted to lose weight, but I just didn't want to diet.  LOL 

THAT clearly wasn't working for me.  Once I concentrated on the task, however, and weight started to come off, I finally got back into the right frame of mind.

So, when I need a break from the household decorating, I'll be popping in on Blogland, to read up on the blogger family.  For now, it is time for breakfast.  Then, of course, I need to stop with the excuses and start with today's wish list of chores to accomplish! 

It is going to be one of those days ...

Day 138, and too lazy today, for my own good. 


  1. If we all waited till we felt like it
    to get things done,
    NOTHING would ever have gotten done at all!
    Well, maybe very little!
    Good stuff to know, eh?

  2. When I have a day like that I set the timer for 15 minutes and pick one small area to tackle. Getting that first bit done spurs me on to continue.


  3. You will get it all done Ann!
    (I answered your question on my blog because you don't appear to have an email address linked anywhere here.)

    I have lots to do today as well, and will most likely get it done since I just drank some coffee (LOL I dont drink it often, usually only Mondays, the day I just want to sleep to get over the busy weekend!)

  4. I know, Anne, right?! hehehe

    Mary, I LOVE that idea! May I borrow it?

    Hi Nancy, I'll check it out. Thanks!

  5. Oh i'm definitely like that everyday! I really need to just do it :)

  6. Ann, I was looking at your stats. You're doing great.

  7. This has been me for more than 2 months. I need to get my butt in gear. Let's gear up da hineys!!!!!!

  8. You will come out of it. We all have lazy days. You probably need a bit of R and R anyway. You are doing well on moving forward to better health. So, enjoy a lazy day or two or three.