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Misplaced my spunk...

July 7th, 2016 at 02:51 am

I'm not sure what is going on with me. I have been off the past 2 weeks, and I've filled my days with different activities, but really, I could have done a lot more. I just feel like I'm losing my spunk, my drive.

I have been slacking off on good eating/exercise habits and now I'm up 10 pounds from my goal and feeling very "squishy". It feels like torture to make myself sit down and get cracking on my homework, even though I'm halfway through this class and only have one more left to go after this. Even my housecleaning routine is a pain to follow. I feel like I have been doing everything "half-arsed" and can't get my act together.

Summers are tough for me because my full-time job is on break and I have blobs of vacation time mixed in with part-time work, kids are out of town, and there are tons of fun things going on. Which is great, don't get me wrong, I love summer! But I think my mind has difficulty transitioning after being "on" from 4:30am til 9pm M-F during the school year to total downtime in the summer.

I am NOT a good routine follower, but it sounds like what I Really need is a good routine! I wonder why I resist one so much?

Maybe if I physically write out a routine, just a simple one, then I will be more likely to follow it. To at least cover the important things. I would be more successful throughout the year if I was better at following a routine, to be honest.

I'll keep you all posted on the results...

4 Responses to “Misplaced my spunk...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck, my daughter has been in a funk this summer without her normal routine of school.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I've always felt I get so much more done when I have a limited amount of time to do it. Knowing I have limited time somehow goads me into getting stuff done while i have the chance. I've also kept weekly to do lists for years and they help me a great deal. Since my mother's illness, i've been keeping daily to do lists, which I also really like to do. I'm not really productive when i have too much unstructured tmie, so maybe that's part of why you're feeling you've lost your mojo.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    When I retired, I had to adjust to an unstructured life after having lived a very structured one (imposed by work and things beyond my control.) One thing that really helps me is to write out a schedule in the morning. It's very loose; I just list what meals I plan to eat, the chores I need to get done, the projects I want to work on. I also allow myself play breaks.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sometimes you need to get unspunky to appreciate a schedule.

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