Monday, March 31, 2008

Complete lack of motivation....

Do you ever sometimes feel like just doing this?

That's how I feel today. And it's really annoying. Sure, there are some hormones involved, but either way, it's a beautiful day here in BC and I should feel way better than I do.

Somehow I think it has something to do with wanting the warmer weather. Now really, I shouldn't be complaining, considering what's been going on in Eastern Canada, especially Ottawa, this winter. However, all I wanted to do today was go outside with my Flypen and notebook and sit on the deck, brainstorming story ideas. But it's not warm enough to do that comfortably.

Despite all this, I can't just sit around and do nothing but play Scrabulous and Scramble on Facebook all day. So I'm just going to have to force myself to open that notebook and start working. Which means disconnecting from the internet.

Maybe later I'll take a walk in the bright sunshine to collect the mail.

What do you do to motivate yourself to work?

Teresa

Currently Reading (and just about finished): Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

5 comments:

Mimi Jackson said...

Ha - I can't stop playing Scrabulous either! I felt the same way today... but it rained and the elevator was broken, so I was able to excuse myself from many of the things I would have otherwise done...

My solution? Make it your mission to organize a very efficient "to do list" for the following day. Consider your lack of motivation a need to get your thoughts in order. It works.

Rene said...

Self-motivation is tough. Oddly enough, now that I'm working outside the home, I am more motivated to do stuff. Maybe because I don't have the luxury of being unmotivated anymore. I think Mimi is right. Organizing your thoughts and getting a to do list might be the trick.

Kelly Boyce said...

Finally - FINALLY - we have no (whispers) snow. It got rained away last night. And its a balmy 10 degrees here today. Ah...springtime in the Maritimes...

Melissa Marsh said...

Sometimes I don't do a darn thing to motivate myself, but just let myself have the day off, especially if the last few days have been really busy. Now if it turns into more than one day, I'll force myself to get to work. How? Well, for some reason, a Diet Pepsi and a slab of dark chocolate motivate me to sit at the computer and write. *grin*

Leah Braemel said...

Oh boy, maybe it's the time of year, because I feel the same way. I have a hard time not reading other people's blogs (yeah, you caught me procrastinating) and playing solitaire. Usually I just close the door on my office and force myself not to 'wander' around. I even have a yellow sticky on my monitor saying "DO IT NOW" in caps. (Usually doesn't work, as this post proves, LOL)

But the weather's gradually improving - hit double digits for the first time this year yesterday, and we lost most of the snow we had. Still not nice enough to really open the windows yet though. And then I'll use the nice weather and gardening as an excuse to procrastinate. (I can always find reasons)