We all need a little motivation
I always loved the cartoon strip, Calvin and Hobbes (1985-1995), by Bill Watterson. In college and my twenties, though, as a “new adult” I don’t know that I could appreciate his work as much as I do now.
While Calvin never did manage to sell a swift kick in the butt, it is something that now, in my forties, I would gladly pay $1.00 for!
Those of you who have been following my blog have seen me mention feeling a bit unmotivated in certain areas, writing being one of them. But what happens when that lack of motivation extends beyond just following a dream? I find that I let my exercise slide in an effort to spare some time for writing which I am not doing. So I am not writing or exercising… I want to quilt more, but don’t want to take time away from writing and exercising, so no quilting either. I want to read about twenty books at the moment, but can’t seem to focus on one… so no reading…
This funk has filtered into many areas of my life. I haven’t been playing violin or piano, haven’t been eating as healthy as I should, haven’t been doing yoga, haven’t been learning to meditate. I HAVE been watching the last couple seasons of Archer on Netflix and Strikeback on Cimemax on demand. Oh, and napping as often as I can manage.
Maybe that is what I have needed in my life… time to decompress so I will have the energy to pursue my dreams. Down time is important and sometimes we just need unscheduled time to do absolutely nothing. The trick is realizing when you have rested long enough and being able to find the motivation to start the forward motion again.
hmmm… I think I have decompressed enough… 🙂
Do you get in ruts like these? Times when you feel pulled in so many directions that you just dig in and do absolutely nothing about any of them?
Oh Calvin, where are you when I need you??