Monday, January 25, 2010

What Motivates You?

I have been in a rut for a few days now. The only solution I can gather is the gloomy weather here in WI. It had rained all weekend, and I can't remember the last morning I opened my blinds to a warm sun beaming in. Needing to keep all the lights on while in the house is just depressing. I love natural sunlight shining in! My husband doesn't appreciate my desire for light, he practically follows me around the house flipping all the lights off behind me.

Can this be the reason for my gloominess? I felt ZERO energy since Friday morning and I getting tired of it. Paul and I have really cut the spending as of late. We should have capped it MORE awhile back. We are so thankful for Paul's raise this past October, but due to the Christmas holiday - we have yet to feel the up swing of the increased wages. We spend 3/4 of 2009 at a decreased salary by 9%. When you live off of 1 income - that is huge! So we praise God for filling our needs when he knew we needed them. Because of the spending cut - I am afraid to leave the house. I am afraid that my car will naturally take me to the parking lot of Hobby Lobby, or Kohls. The only thing we have been purchasing lately is groceries, gas and diapers. And leaving the house for a trip to the grocery store isn't that glamorous. :)

I haven't done much around the house besides the obvious tidying. The energy and ambition just isn't there. What motivates you to get up and do things that need to be done.... even though you can't muster up the energy? I know this isn't any form of depression - I certainly haven't felt this low in a long time - but it's nothing that I worried about longterm. I am laughing and joking with my husband and friends... I just have a huge case of the lazies! I have wonderful things to be excited for (more on that later) and yet I can't get physically psyched!

How do you ladies do it?


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3 comments:

croleyc69 said...

I'm not sure I have been sorta lazy just because of our weather and stress right now. I get up at 5:30 am and go to bed at midnight I would have to say MY KIDS and still missing Ohio. I try to stay busy so I don't think about things and of course my youngest really trying hard to walk. I'm just ready for some nice weather so I can go back to walking and being outside more.
Caroline

Lynda said...

A lot of people at work take more vitamin D during these months when they are missing the sunshine...spring is around the corner, stay positive :)

Holly said...

I miss the sunshine too! It's been quite gloomy here and I can't even remember the last time the sun peaked through the clouds. That's just so sad. :(

Well, I can avoid it for half the day because in my area at work we don't have windows so I don't have to see if it's crappy or sunny. lol I definitely have my moments of where I want to get things done. They'll hit me and then I do one thing after another. It's almost like nesting! hahaha I know I want to do a major cleaning and sorting and organizing of the house before this baby comes! I'm already feeling sorry for Anthony. ;)