Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nothing gets done

Posing a question to the blog'o'verse - what motivates you to get things done, when you have no energy, no motivation, and no idea where to begin?

I feel like a tiny little ant standing at the bottom of a little mountain sometimes.
Staring up wondering exactly how the heck I'm going to get to the top.
I know I should buckle down and get to it, but it's just not coming.

Oh how much easier it is just to look at

Hope you guys are being much more productive than I am.

On a much more positive note - I have new followers! I love new followers - welcome! Make yourself at home, don't mind the mess. I'm thinking about doing a giveaway soon as well to jump on the bandwagon and to celebrate when I get my work done - so look out for that in the next couple of weeks - it will be a surprise I promise you that!!


Nadine said...

I just start doing things - after I've started everything is much more easier :).

Ms Constantine said...

Generally the only thing that will get me going is a deadline.

In regards to blogging I have a self imposed guide of one post per week day. And I don't go to bed till it's done. Sometimes I'm up till 3am. :S

Quixsa said...

You are preaching to the choir my dear! I have the same exact issues. The lack of motivation invades nearly all aspects of my life: from homework, to exercise, to cleaning up the apartment, etc. If you find out the key to staying motivated PLEASE let me in on that knowledge.


Bambola said...

I look at the tiniest bit of work I can do that would start it off.

I know exactly how you feel, I had a massive whinge to my mum last night because my house needs renos/painting etc and it's all too hard on my own.

So last night, I took down the coloured stars that had covered my walls since March. Not hard at all.

Tonight? I'm going to buy some paint, get comfy after dinner & spend the night on my arse painting the skirtings while watching telly. Eventually, when all the little bits are done, you'll find the mountain is a whole lot smaller.

=) Good luck!

*follows* x

Piglet said...

Oh my gosh I know how you feel!
I'm going through a bit of a career crisis at the moment.
But I don't actually know what I want to do, just that it is not what I'm doing now!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Hmm, i've been doing the same thing with opening up my shop. It takes a while to sew something, and when it dosn't go quite to plan its so frustrating, and then last night i went into panic mode about how i won't have anthing good to sell in the shop when it opens in 2 weeks time. And to be honest, i dealt with it by taking lots of breaks - do a little bit, then stop when it gets too hard. Pushing yourself when you're feeling like that can result in really bad work/study etc. So just go with it, and don't beat yourself up!!

yiqin; said...

I am always very unmotivated :/ I always just laze around at home.

Eyeliah SS said...

Motivation can be tough. I like to make lists for the feeling of accomplishment as I can cross things off one by one, and even more joy when I can throw out that whole list of to dos altogether. Anything menial around the house I'll play the best music to keep me singing and dancing as I do the chores. For blogging my motivation is always the readers who give me so much positivity! Hope this helps a bit. :-)

IT IS ALLY said...

I tend to be really grouchy when I haven't done any work, all frustrated and annoyed at myself, so I try to remind myself how much better I'll feel when I've achieved something. It usually works...

a cat of impossible colour said...

I set a timer on my cellphone for a small increment of time - say 15 minutes - and work like hell on whatever I have to get done until the timer goes off. It is amazing how much you can get done in a few minutes!

Quixsa said...

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and well wishes! You have no idea how much it cheered me up :0)
And I couldn't agree with you more- I heart peanut butter. hardcore. know any good peanut butter recipes? lol.