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.
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?