facing truths

Monday, August 04, 2008

Mr. Matt and I were watching the first Redskins game last night (go Skins!! We beat the Colts! HAHA!!) and we were talking a lot about motivation. I told him how I would think about painting, think about going for a walk, think about doing a little yoga, but... He says, "You have no motivation to... You want to, but that's depression. You have no motivation."


Talk about a bit of a slap in the face. Not that it was bad, just something that I didn't want to face. And I know it isn't me or anything in my life. My life is good and I'm pleased with what it is all about. But this is something that I've struggled with for a long time, something that I've never really wanted to face. In fact, this is incredibly hard to write...

I set my alarm last night for 6 am. I woke up, and so did Matt. We dressed ourselves and the puppies, and went for a 30 minute walk. It was really nice, and I felt good about getting up and moving around a little. I know the dogs appreciated it. And it was wonderful to have Matt support me in that way. I hope we make it a habit!
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    Way to face that and tackle it head on! An early morning stroll with those you love sounds like a perfect way to start a day!
    4597 days ago
    I'm on the Cooking for 1 or 2 team. My take on motivation (or lack thereof) is a little different. Several years ago I read an article (don't remember author or title I'm afraid) that talked about motivation. In essence it said that most people mess up because they wait for motivation BEFORE they act, when motivation is actually a RESULT of action. If you re-read your blog post, you'll see that it fits your experience. Once I started paying attention, I can say that it definitely works that way for me. If I waited for motivation before I did something I probably would never accomplish much (have you ever felt "motivated' to clean a toilet, for example?!!!). emoticon
    4598 days ago
    Indeed, tough to face. Well done on your effort. Best wishes to you for keeping it up.
    4598 days ago
    I did notice that you said your life is good and sort of implied so what is there to be depressed about. Did you know that depression also has a genetic/brain chemistry function connection? Just as a thot-do you have other members of your family-mom,dad, sis, bro, grands, etc. who have been diagnosed with depression or seem to have symptoms? And depression has a brain chemistry connection. Just like diabetes if something is off chemically-it can cause depression. If you've heard all this and already know-okay, but if not, you might want to check it out with some web md reading or check with your ownPCP. emoticon
    4598 days ago
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