Monday, October 4, 2010

Real

You know how there are some days where you just don’t feel like doing anything? You are either bone tired from work or you’ve just been breathless from a busy social calendar or sometimes both, and you have drained the very last drop of your energy and motivation. Well, I had a week like that.

Today, I had the morning and afternoon to myself and I thought, great! time to recharge. It started off productive enough with a trip to a yoga class. However, when I came home, I decided to turn on the TV because it’s usually a luxury I couldn’t afford with the toddler around. Unfortunately, I was sucked into a Buffy the Vampire Slayer rerun marathon black hole while I did loads and loads of laundry. Yes, I squandered all of my precious me time on reruns and folding socks and underwear.

But you know what? I needed it. Hours of a mindless chore and a Buffy fix were apparently just what I needed. I don’t feel refreshed or energized now, or even remotely inspired (hence this fluffy, pointless post) but I’m feeling pretty mellow despite the fact that I don’t have a substantive post prepared and I still have a toddler to pick up after around the house.

Normally, I wouldn’t be this laidback. I would stress about the mess and the unwritten post, and worry about what you (my dear reader) would think of me. But tonight I’m not that girl. I am in rare form, just going with the flow. Rarest form, in fact. It’s good to just let go – something I find extremely difficult to do.

Some days, I just don’t have it in me, and I need to tell myself that it’s OK.  I don’t always have to be on. Put together. Aligned with the universe. This me is still me. Perfectly imperfect. Tired. Unmotivated. Real.

For once, I think I’m OK with it.

 

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Have you ever had days like that? What is your biggest time suck when you’re unproductive? Have you ever accidentally slipped into a rerun marathon? If so, which show is usually the culprit?

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