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Lazy Day

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I don't feel like taking the little dog to get his nails done. I feel so lazy. Anyway, he's sleeping, too.

I hopped on the bike and watched "Breaking Amish." It was a pretty boring show, and after suffering through that, I didn't want to watch TV or do the bike anymore. I picked up a little bit and vacuumed, thinking if the carpet were clean, I could do some ST. But then "Judge Judy" didn't come on, so I turned off the TV and now feel like doing NOTHING.

So I haven't been completely worthless. I Freecycled some kitchen items, vacuumed, got 27 minutes of fitness in and started to write KOKITTY back (whose letter I received yesterday! Yayayayayay!).

But is that enough? After the small success of actually working on the lawn for a hot minute yesterday, I want to call it quits on working for the weekend, but I don't think I really should. And if I don't, where do I even begin? There's too much. Basics like folding laundry and doing dishes. Weird things like packing up my life so I can move it elsewhere. Self-improvement things like reading up on minimalism, to get inspired to get rid of more junk. Time-consuming things like cleaning baseboards. Gross things like cleaning the bathroom floor or figuring out the best way to get rid of the grime in the shower. Stuff I said I would do like taking Sammy to get his nails done. Then, the one thing I want to do...sleep. I don't think that many successful people sleep instead of doing other more valuable things, but gosh, how do you get in the mood to do anything?

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MARTY728 11/19/2012 1:12PM

    We emoticon The reason I wrote we is that I fall into the same trap consistently. emoticon

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KOKITTY 11/18/2012 7:22PM

    It can be hard to do something instead of nothing some days! I had a large grand list of things I was going to spend my weekend doing, but some serious nausea kept me mostly bedridden all of Saturday, and left me weak today. Needless to say, I didn't get in any workouts, didn't get in any cleaning, and the simple act of taking the dog to the dog park wore me out enough to merit a several hour nap (I took at least 4 2-3 hour naps yesterday!).

But sometimes the best we can do is one foot in front of the other. We may not feel like doing something, but doing even a little bit can help snowball us into feeling accomplished and to keep going! So good job getting in some fitness! And hooray for starting a letter back to me! You're on the right track.

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BEATLETOT 11/18/2012 6:26PM

    I got a few more things done today. I did the laundry, finished KOKITTY's letter, cleaned up a little more and worked on a box. I'm going to get ready for bed in half an hour, but I will finish the box before I do. And I got 12 minutes more exercise, too. =)

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RUTHXG 11/18/2012 3:12PM

    Oh, there are certain things I put off indefinitely (like cleaning baseboards!). And I can definitely waste time playing word games--though I tell myself it's good for my brain. But I have an aversion to just sitting around, or even sleeping during the day unless I'm exceptionally tired. I am blessed/cursed with the need to Make My Life Count, which means I do very little lollygagging. I think I'm still proving my mom wrong when she said I was lazy as a child. (Labeling is SO harmful!)

I think I'm greedy for that sense of fruitfulness, of having accomplished things. It's not really virtue, just wanting to feel good. emoticon

So just think about what will make you feel good at the end of the day. emoticon to you!

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