What do you do when you're feeling seriously unmotivated? Do you have any tips on how to get moving?
I am totally and completely unmotivated to get anything done today. My house is pretty clean (by MY standards, not Martha Stewart's) but I need to take 20-30 minutes to make beds, pop the last of the dishes in the dishwasher and run it, and pick up the stuff that is trying to take over the surfaces.
The only thing that I want to do: I want to get a knit square done to get my hands moving right again. I have NEW YARN!!! To make a present for Christmas. But I need to practice more.
Okay, I took the 20 minutes to make the beds, etc., and that's all done. That's good. But then I promptly take out another glass and it's sitting on the side table next to me, full of water. Dishes are NEVER done. How annoying.
Other things I need to get done today: homework for my bible studies, update my bullet journal so I have the next three months ready to go, and plan for our hopeful getaway weekend. We have child care mostly set up for Robbie for FOUR whole days, but nothing else is set up yet. It's a driving trip, so it can be pretty much last minute, but still - something has to get set up!
The problem is that we will spend more money than I'm comfortable spending, and K says it's worth it. We haven't gone anywhere in 3 years. We need some quality time together. We saved it up, it's what we intended to spend the money on... but it's so hard for me to spend money on myself.
What else do I need or want to do today? The thing is - on Tuesdays Robbie is at school, then therapy, so I have from 7:30 to 5:30, other than picking him up and taking him to therapy at 2:30. That's a lot of time available. Monday and Thursdays are much the same but I have more things on those days outside the house. So... here I am. Unmotivated. I want to just sit. And do nothing. Then I will be unhappy that I wasted all this time. I don't need to do stuff the entire time - but I need to be able to point to something that I finished! Or at least started - I'm thinking about the great decluttering project of the years to come. Next up is my dresser and my side of the closet and I need to get started on it sometime. I know I will be So Much Happier when I have finished that, but getting started...
I think I need to just chill. And pick something to get done. So... here are the three things I want to do today:
1. Update bullet journal and get it ready for the next three months. This will give me the gift of being more organized in my planning. Plus then I'll start putting my to-do list in my daily pages again!
2. Finish homework for the bible study tomorrow. I like to be prepared and it will be good for my heart too.
3. Declutter one drawer in my dresser. Just one. Quick and easy, but it's a start on that project.
And with rest of the day? I'm going to knit or surf the internet or whatever.
There... I still feel unmotivated, but once I put it down, I usually do it. Usually.