Not Doing Nothing

Tuesdays feel like torture, unlike Mondays which have quickly become one of my most productive days of the week. There’s just something I hate about obeying my alarm at 7am. My whole body aches and begs for more sleep, but I somehow manage to shuffle out of bed and start my morning. Maybe it’s the fact that I know how productive yesterday was that makes it so much harder to convince myself to give as much effort today? I already know what my agenda has in store for me: two hours of freelance in the morning, another two in the afternoon, punctuated by some laundry and TV time. Instead of feeling ready to jumpstart the day, I feel bored! But also tired. So I procrastinate a little bit, allowing myself to enjoy my morning cup of tea and linger on the internet a bit longer than I know I should. By ten o’clock I find myself clawing my way out of a very deep hole of random video suggestions on YouTube, only because I feel a glimmer of inspiration in what I already assume will be a fairly boring day.

I wonder if I need to find something fun to do with my time on Tuesdays. But then I also wonder if I am putting too many things on my plate and just setting myself up for failure. Does anyone know why I always feel the urge to push myself; to always be doing something and never content with doing nothing until I feel run down and burnt out? Please tell me if you do because I’m dying to know the answer.

So maybe I spent my entire day procrastinating doing what I needed to be doing and ended up watching a few films along the way. At least I have tomorrow to look forward to, right? See you then.

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4 comments

  1. Hey CeCe! Just want to thank you for sharing your life with us. Your honesty and insight captivates us every day. Bravo!
    Today’s post about Tuesdays triggered a memory that I wanted to share with you. A while back I found myself in similar circumstances and got connected to a service that you could call on days that you had free time and they would connect you to places in the community that needed volunteers. Sometimes it was helping in a thrift store, other times times feeding the homeless in a soup kitchen. It was by far one of the best experiences of my life. So… much love to you and Pappy and Beatrice

    • Thanks, Julie! That’s actually a great idea. I’ll have to see what sort of stuff I can find around town (:

  2. Routines take a while to perfect, try not to beat yourself up about it. If you feel you have a lot to achieve and procrastinating because of it, you could try writing a list of 3 achievable things and focus on getting those done. However, you’ll figure out what works for you in these situations.

    • You’re absolutely right. Today’s been better — I sat down and wrote a list of stuff I should accomplish today and I don’t feel as overwhelmed as I would with an hourly schedule. I have a feeling that planning my days in advance isn’t necessarily the best thing for me, so I’ll have to try planning only a day before. Either way, it takes time! I’m sure I’ll work it out eventually (:

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