I can’t find my motivation today. Have you seen it?

I seem to have misplaced my motivation today. Have you seen it? I have gotten little done so far and it is already almost 2pm. Sure, I have finished 2 loads of laundry and did finally eat breakfast about an hour ago. But the list of what still needs to be completed is quite long. So what’s up with you? You might be asking. I think that I am just feeling tired.

The stress of work, moving offices, chronic shoulder pain for more than four weeks, upcoming surgery, and all sorts of minutiae have apparently just caught up with me.  What I would really like to do is just curl up on the couch and watch movies, or sit in a chair by the window and stare into space.

But of course, that is not what I will do. Soon I will balance the checkbook, pay the bills, finish laundry, buy groceries, make protein bars for my breakfasts this week, make the bed with clean sheets, pack my gym bag for tomorrow, charge my MP3 player and bodybugg, and the list goes on and on. And…I will try (as I do every Sunday) to get in bed by 9pm. I am successful about 1% of the time.

I think I need to focus on the positives of the coming week. I did just create a new playlist for my slower version cardio workouts (keeping my heart rate at 83 to 123 BPM as recommended) and I plan to go to the gym every night this week. I can also look forward to not walking into a paperwork backlog tomorrow given my hard work yesterday. Oh, and I forgot, I can look forward to a long planned deep tissue massage tomorrow afternoon. I think the final thing is that I need to make a list – on paper – so that I can cross each item off as it is complete. That always allows me to feel some sense of satisfaction as I check each item off.

For those hoping to read an inspiring post today, my apologies. Sometimes my life is just about details and duties. If you have already completed all that you hoped to do today – congratulations!  If, instead, you are reading posts rather than marking things off your list…get to work!

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