I feel like I’m wasting away. I’m unchallenged at work, yet, every day, I still manage to pull myself out of bed, shower, dress, walk to work, and sit there for over eight very long, very dull hours. Then, I walk home. Sometimes, I eat my leftover lunch for dinner. Sometimes, I cook something not-quite extraordinary. I knit. I watch movies. I check email.
I am not working hard enough at anything. I am not accomplishing anything. My motivation to succeed has oozed out my toes and down the drain. It’s a never-ending battle to barely keep up with everything [if you consider not cleaning the house in ages “barely keeping up”].
Of course, recognizing that one is in a rut is the first step of getting out of that rut. Today, on my do-nothing-est of days, I took a few minor steps in climbing out of my wintry doldrums.
First, I thought about what I accomplished once I got home (and no accomplishment is too small):
1. I knitted six rows on the Never-Ending Left Sleeve of the Never-Ending Sweater of Doom.
2. I made dinner (which was only re-heating lunch).
3. I cleaned out the catbox.
4. I watered my windowsill herb garden.
5. I did two loads of laundry, which I also folded and put away (except those items which weren’t quite dry).
6. I did the washing up, including the coffee maker!
7. I decided to get back on the Budget Bandwagon and created an MS Excel budget file for February.
8. I checked 2 websites for future employment.
9. I brainstormed about courses I could take and websites to check tomorrow.
10. I typed up a blog entry.
11. I did not eat all the Haagen-Daz.
*woot* Yay me!