Psycho-Babble Social Thread 253403

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Gimme a M-----

Posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 14:49:32

For MOTIVATION. I don't usually post very much here, but figured this is where this kind of post belonged.
I don't know if it's the HOT weather or what, but I can't get motivated to do hardly anything. I'm not really tired,sleepy,depressed,etc., feeling - Just can't get off my backside to get the tasks done I need to get done and have gotten good at excuses and time wasting.
I need the Nike "Just do it" mentality or, just maybe, a swift kick in the proper area.
Anybody relate?????????
I would hate to think I'm the only one.

 

Re: Gimme a M----- KellyD

Posted by Penny on August 23, 2003, at 15:02:05

In reply to Gimme a M-----, posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 14:49:32

Yep - right there with ya'.

If I figure out the answer, I promise I will share!

P

 

Please do, I'm still wasting time !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 15:15:07

In reply to Re: Gimme a M----- KellyD, posted by Penny on August 23, 2003, at 15:02:05

Sometimes, I think I'm just sick of doing all the stuff you're "suppose" to do. Maybe, it's a small revolution I'm having with myself that's healthy--- Wouldn't that be a great way to look at it??? I don't think it would work for long though, pesky bill collectors, nasty bathrooms, unchanged beds, nothing clean to wear, no food in the house, unfed family--- wish I had enough cash to hire out --- Lotto drawing tonight.
(wishing, wishing---)

 

Yeah slap me an M while you're at it KellyD

Posted by Kar on August 23, 2003, at 15:21:22

In reply to Gimme a M-----, posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 14:49:32

I can definitely empathize but don't really think i can help. Because if I could help than I would've already solved my problem! I do hate the hot sunny weather and all the sunny people out there frolicking in it. but I don't think that's why I'm so unproductive these days. I was talking to a fellow depressed friend about this...it almost makes you feel more guilty for not getting anything done when you DON'T feel awful. I'm not really down or sleepy right now either but if I were, the lack of motivation would be warranted. Now it just makes me "tsk" at myself.

I used to like to write tasks on a piece of paper and then dramatically scratch them off the list when they were completed (IF any were!)...that's always cathartic. You can even put piddly little things on the list...just so that you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you did SOMEthing.

"Where's your list, Karen?"...um, er...making the list was one of the things on the list.
Happy productivity!
yawn


 

Kudos to you both---

Posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 15:29:10

In reply to Yeah slap me an M while you're at it KellyD, posted by Kar on August 23, 2003, at 15:21:22

Misery (another "M" word) Loves Company !!!
I do think it's healthy that I'm at least bothered by it. Anyone ever have "Dust ELEPHANTS"? At least the color is correct.

 

Re: Gimme a M----- KellyD

Posted by fallsfall on August 23, 2003, at 22:04:32

In reply to Gimme a M-----, posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 14:49:32

The hot and humid weather really kills me. Some of my meds make me over heat and sweat like crazy (just sitting in a chair!!), so I do really nothing when it is humid.

Today was cooler and much drier so I actually did a little (but not too much, I wouldn't want to ruin my "sitting" record...)

 

Re: Gimme a M----- KellyD

Posted by Dinah on August 23, 2003, at 22:58:33

In reply to Gimme a M-----, posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 14:49:32

I could use some of that myself. :(

I think maybe motivation comes a lot easier with passion. I'm not really passionate about the things I need to do. So having to get up and do them doesn't overcome the leaden weight pressing me back to the bed, or the headaches, or tummy troubles, or sleepiness, or lack of concentration.

I remember the days of passion. Gardening, obedience training for my dogs. There was enough I *wanted* to do that it carried me through the rest of the stuff.

Now my passion is sleep. Which doesn't seem to have the same contagious affect on motivating me to do other stuff.

 

True Words Dinah

Posted by KellyD on August 24, 2003, at 9:28:47

In reply to Re: Gimme a M----- KellyD, posted by Dinah on August 23, 2003, at 22:58:33

I think you hit it right on the point. My "old" self was almost obsessed with being a task master and got some comfort in being good in getting "stuff" done. I don't really feel that anymore. I think it was my diversion to not deal with true feelings. I was a human "doing" and not a human "being", measuring myself on what I got done, how great I was at accomplishing a "to do" list. I've changed and I think I'm having a difficult time shifting to the changes. I'm trying to work it out and find a workable medium. I think balance is the key.

 

Re: True Words KellyD

Posted by fallsfall on August 24, 2003, at 9:38:44

In reply to True Words Dinah, posted by KellyD on August 24, 2003, at 9:28:47

Wow. I could have written that! When you figure out how to achieve balance, could you let me know?

 

Balance= Caffeine+wine? :D (nm) fallsfall

Posted by Kar on August 24, 2003, at 14:59:43

In reply to Re: True Words KellyD, posted by fallsfall on August 24, 2003, at 9:38:44

 

Sure will.... fallsfall

Posted by KellyD on August 24, 2003, at 19:17:24

In reply to Re: True Words KellyD, posted by fallsfall on August 24, 2003, at 9:38:44

If I ever figure it out, I'll be glad to share. Slightly better on productivity today... maybe I'm getting there. ;)

 

Re: And goals maybe?

Posted by Dinah on August 25, 2003, at 9:21:58

In reply to Gimme a M-----, posted by KellyD on August 23, 2003, at 14:49:32

I'm lucky enough to have done everything and have (in global terms) everything I want. I've met all my goals, and for the life of me can't think of new ones. I try all the time. Like "get out of this horrific job" is one, but I don't have any ideas of what to do instead (and believe me I've tried). Or "Not have anything horrible happen." All of my goals are set in negative terms.

I can't think of one single thing I want to work towards.

Kind of saps the motivation.


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