People with Energy Amaze Me 4/10

(This post was edited Sept. 10, 2017, changed the scale from 1/10 to 4/10)

It took me awhile to get things going today. I woke up grumpy and just decided to go back to bed… shouldn’t have stayed up so late last night.

Zach got up and went to soccer right away. I’m amazed at people like him who can just get up and go do things. I think I should plan more things so I’m forced to get out of the house. I would guess I didn’t really get moving til about noon today… and woke up at 7am. The first time.

I have a lot of things I want to do and that I like to do, but laying around on the internet is so, SO much easier. Though not nearly as rewarding. Do I really need to watch the Office again??! Probably not. And I’d like to fill that space with a book, or an activity, but I feel like more than half the time, I don’t. I don’t really know how to change that, although I am very aware of the time that I spend on my phone and my laptop… I have blockers on both to stop me from “wasting” too much time… But they’re not in place on the weekend.

Maybe I should just turn my blockers on for the weekend too, so that forces me to get off the computer. Maybe I need stronger blockers, because one of them allows me to change it right then and there. Maybe I need to finally block Netflix… although Zach has pretty easy access to that LOL. All I know is that I have to FORCE myself to go do things, and then when I’m out I’m usually okay. But I could probably spend the rest of my life laying on the floor1 on my laptop and not do anything and I wouldn’t even care.

  1. I love sitting on the floor it’s basically where I live my life. I’m writing this… while I sit on the floor.

2 thoughts on “People with Energy Amaze Me 4/10

  1. I’m always trying to figure out how to fill my day with productive activities, too. I was thinking again about the “minimal commitment” trick where you force yourself to do only a comically small amount of productive activity. Like, one pushup. The idea is once you get the ball rolling you’ll keep going. You know, I’m going to go do one pushup right now.

    Neat, it worked. I haven’t done a pushup in a year, and I just did ten. I should start using this technique more often.

    1. That’s literally how I wrote my second manuscript! I had a habit tracker and my “goal” was one sentence a day. It worked so well!!! I ended up having a really great time last night, of course, even though I didn’t want to go. Also, realized this morning that I wasn’t feeling as good as I thought last night.

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