Motivation, or lack thereof

You know when you’re at work and you spend the whole time thinking about how much stuff you could get done if you didn’t have a job? Like, you think you would totally get up and go to the gym, make buttermilk pancakes from scratch followed by a big batch of fresh strawberry jam that you could pass around to your neighbors, all while organizing your over flowing desk drawer with cute little colored files in one hand and catching up on summer reading in another.

And then, you get some time off and what do you do? You wake up at 10AM, stumble into the kitchen for some cereal and watch Law & Order SVU re-runs for 5 hours. Or at least, that’s what I keep doing. And every day I tell myself, “Alright, today is my last day to just chill out for a while. Tomorrow I am going to get SOME. SHIT. DONE.”

And that has summed up my life for the last week. It has to stop. Soon. I thought today was going well when I got myself to a spin class by 8:15AM, but all that really did was give me an excuse to nap away the rest of the day. (I worked out for a whole HOUR! Surely I can’t be expected to do MORE THAN THAT?)

Tomorrow! Tomorrow I am going to be out of pajamas before 10AM and avoid the TV and I am going to get my food from my kitchen and not from the In-N-Out drive through. And then I’m going to clean my car, make a lunch date with friends, sweep the floors, organize my desk, bake cookies and reply to all the emails in my inbox.**

**This is all depending on what SVU marathon is on tomorrow. Old episodes from the early years? No thanks, I’d rather clean. New episodes focusing on twisted family drama? My butt will be glued to the sofa ALL FREAKING DAY.

To anyone out there that actually has their shit together and doesn’t face problems like mine:

1) Congrats
2) I sort of hate/am jealous of/don’t understand you
3) What are your secrets?

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8 Thoughts on “Motivation, or lack thereof

  1. Elise on May 29, 2012 at said:

    I am SO. GLAD. you posted this. Seriously. I spent Memorial Day weekend quite enjoyably working out, napping, re-reading Harry Potter for the 1700th time, and going to the beach with friends. The extent of my cooking was making 2 smoothies. Today, back at work, I made a list of all the cleaning, cooking, and projects I wish I had time to do. Oh well. At least I’m not the only one!

  2. Char on May 29, 2012 at said:

    This sounds so much like me….down to the Law and Order SVU.

  3. Wow, story of my life! Glad to know it’s not just me…
    I recently stumbled upon your blog and love your writing style. Also – happy to meet another blogger that works! :)

  4. So I work from home and have tried very very hard to maintain a schedule where I wake up before 10 am, work out every day and do things a normal working person would do. That said, the afternoon doldrums are really tough to push through – sometimes your body just wants a nap. So I’ll go for a walk or grab a coffee

    • Caroline on May 30, 2012 at said:

      I think I need to start setting a schedule for myself, and afternoon coffee is a MUST!

  5. Taryn on May 30, 2012 at said:

    This is so totally me…I long for days with no class/ no need to study, and when they finally happen, instead of checking off all the things on my to-do list (some of which are things I would totally enjoy doing), I end up in my pj’s all day watching shows on netflix and eating whatever takes no effort to make. Then I hate myself for wasting such a wonderful day. oh well, at least it’s not just me.

  6. crystal on May 30, 2012 at said:

    yup, Monday was a wash and now I started watching Friday Night Lights so there will be nothing else accomplished for weeks! i will cook though, not always fancy stuff but at least its cooking. Maybe we just don’t have enough time to adjust and get into a ‘routine’ on 3 days off.

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