Getting Past I Don’t Feel Like It

Today is the first day that my calendar has been open all week. No swim lessons or appointments….what to do, what to do? I should clean my house. In fact, this was my intention all week. But now that the day has arrived, there is only one problem…

I don’t feel like it today.

I am tired. All the non-stop running has finally caught up with me. I didn’t even have time this week to go and get my son’s birthday present. So, I was at Walmart last night at midnight trying to figure out which bike to get him. There was a problem with that too. Several problems actually, but the major one is that my brain does not work at midnight. I can’t make a decision. I wander around aimlessly debating in my head which bike is the better one. It was so bad last night that I actually purchased the bike and was walking out the door when I decided I didn’t want that bike. There was no one around the check out when I went back to the cashier to ask her if I could exchange it, but by the time I got the other bike and back to the line, there were people everywhere. I mean everywhere. Where do all these people come from? So, last night I was “that woman” at Walmart. You know, the one holding up the ridiculously long line….and the only line I might add. I knew better than to go to Walmart at that time of night. ~sigh~

So, today…tired and don’t feel like it. Why is it so hard to get past that mood? I had to force myself to do something, so I did the dishes and started some laundry. But even that was in between coffee breaks and reading about how everyone else is wasting time on Facebook. I’m not judging you, I am confessing here. Facebook does not help when you have a lot to do and don’t want to do any of it.  Seriously, you know it’s true. So, then I thought, I know…I’ll write about this conundrum on my blog (sarcasm). Maybe if I write about the problem, then I won’t have to ever get down to facing it. Busted again.

How do you push past the “I don’t feel like it” mood? I would love to hear your comments. Post some wisdom please. I am sending out an SOS (but secretly looking forward to reading all your comments because it will be so much more fun than cleaning my house!). I am hoping your strategies are healthier and more productive than mine. Until then, I am off to clean something with the promise of something chocolate at the end. Chocolate solves a lot of problems. Well, at least I like to think it does. It sure makes me feel better. I could change the world with enough chocolate, or at least make it through cleaning my house. Some tasks always produce I don’t feel like it in me.

 Lord, teach me to redeem the time! Give me grace for the hour to do what must be done, even when I don’t feel like it…and thank you for chocolate.



3 thoughts on “Getting Past I Don’t Feel Like It

  1. Just do it! God gives you strength when you need it! OR take a nap and then do it!!

  2. Love it…this really isn’t going to help you any but I just thought I would let you know you are in good company!! :) I’m glad I am not the only one shopping at midnight for birthday presents…and then being sooo tired to try to make it through the party/birthday. If you get any good tips to get past “the mood” please pass them along. I totally get it…by the time you have a day with enough time to clean you are so exhausted from running you just can’t push anymore….hmmm. Give yourself a break…You deserve it! :)

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