September 5

It’s Friday, and I am nosy.

Everyone has those days when they get up and just don’t want to move.

You don’t want to do laundry, you don’t want to go to work, cook, clean, or even take a shower.Β  You just want to be a couch potato in pajamas.

What do you do to get yourself moving?


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23 thoughts on “September 5”

  1. if there’s absolutely SOMETHING that MUST get done, then I force the shower … changes my mood everytime.

    if there’s NOTHING that MUST get done, then another cup of coffee it is (stay in those pjs!)

  2. I figure if my body is telling me to have a day then I need a day. Unless of course there is something that absolutely has to be done then I jump in the shower and get to it. Otherwise, I just vegetate.

  3. I’m having one of those days today.
    I guess today I am reminding myself that I have to go to work to buy the medication that helps me go to work and function.
    I would feel yukky whether I was at work or at home, so I might as well bite the bullet and go. Well, I won’t bite the bullet – may take too much energy away from what I really need to do πŸ™‚

  4. I MUST shower or I can’t get up and moving… then I fix myself a nice glass of coca-cola or I bribe my driving daughter to run to the Sonic and pick me one up πŸ™‚

    Next, if I eat a decent breakfast – I usually start to feel more energized, but there are definitely days when even the best of my tricks don’t do the job and I just make it a Lifetime TV day! LOL

  5. Funny you should know how I’m feeling today? I took a shower…not really wanting to…The coffee man came and gave me a sip of coffee while I was still in the shower. 8:00a.m. I laid down on the couch and took a nap.

    I knew I had to get the sermon outlines done for church and I have to e-mail Becky something I want in the bulletin for this week…so…I HAD to get up and do it. I still don’t feel like doing much, but I guess I will take The Farmers wife advice and slap myself…real hard! That ought to do it! LOL

  6. I feel like an ox in a yoke and I get up and do it anyway. I trudge. I say repeatedly, and out loud, “man, life is too short for this whatever, fill in the blank.” I scowl to myself, I wallow a bit and indulge it. I feel a bit sorry for myself, truth be told. But I get up and do it anyway. It’s not a pretty picture, is it? πŸ™‚

  7. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but, like my father before me and my grandfather before him, I MUST go to town for a cup of coffee (not homemade) and greet the country side. If I don’t do that, I’m a slug the rest of the day.

  8. hi! i stumbled on your blog from Pioneer Woman πŸ™‚ i love it! and i love pink and chocolate too!

    hmmm…i suggest you go back to bed. tomorrow’s another day…you can do your chores then πŸ™‚

    ok, so that’s probably not good advice. set the timer for an hour. get as much stuff done as you can, as quickly as you can. when the buzzer goes off, reward yourself with some couch time πŸ™‚ best of both worlds!

    hey i’m hosting a giveaway on my blog! i have one every weekend, so swing by and enter to win!

  9. For 6 months out of the year I have to get up early and do light therapy. I am so not a morning person, but the memory of depression before therapy (meds before I switched to light) scares me enough to get my body out of bed. I hope I never forget.

    For the other 6 months, usually the pressure of taking care of my kids (or facing my husband at the end of the day) gets me out of bed on those, “I just DON’T WANT TO” days. If I have to be somewhere, well…that slapping method works pretty well. πŸ˜‰

  10. Chocolate milk and loud country music and pigtails. Pretending for hoever long it takess to get it done that I ain’t a gron up, I’m a little kid playing grown up. The flauntiest outfit in my closet!

  11. Some days I fight it….some days I don’t. If I choose to fight, then I must start w/a shower, otherwise it is a futile battle. It also helps if I go outside. Doesn’t matter what I do out there. There is always something to do around our home and it will find me.

  12. I’ve had a lot of those days over the last year. Some days, I just did nothing, but most of the time that wasn’t an option. Too many short people in my house needing things from me. Taking a shower is the best thing I can do, but some days I couldn’t even force myself down the hall. I’m also a tea drinker. Iced tea, unsweetened (regular lipton combined with some kind of Green Tea–Green Tea with Mango is my current favorite), and lots of it. The natural caffeine is an excellent boost for me. If nothing else, I’ll have to get up to use the bathroom, and then I make myself take something from the room I’m in and put it up on my way to the bathroom, and do the same in reverse. I love the timer idea and rewarding myself! My other trick is making a list, because I have a very strange NEED to check things off of the list. So I’ll pick whatever I’m in the mood to do first and get that done. If you still need further motivation, I’ll let you borrow my 4 noise- and mess-makers. ; )
    GET SOME SUNSHINE!!! On your skin, on your face. Take St. John’s Wort (it’s an herb, you can find it at WM). If you can force yourself at all to move and get your blood flowing, it’ll really help, although I’ve had many days when I couldn’t.
    Wishing you good mental health and a short time on this particular road~

  13. I have 2 dogs who are my motivation to get out of bed, it’s either get up and let them out or deal with what ever mess they leave for not going out. Pretty much a no-brainer.

    There are those days when I need to do stuff but don’t want to so I get dressed and that usually puts me in the mood to do something. If I stay in my jammies then my brain tells me that I can just do what ever feels good and then nothing gets accomplished.

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