Let’s Get Moving

04Dec12

Lately I seem to have a problem with motivation on a lot of things, including blogging. I feel like I spend a lot of time doing things all day and not getting much accomplished. I don’t know how people get more done each day. I know I want to do all these things, I just can’t get the energy level up enough to do them. I think it is a combination of a lot of things in my life, but I really want to try to get beyond this. It infiltrates every aspect of life if you let it get that way and then you really get nothing done.I know I am being productive – I get my work done, the household chores get done, Sean gets his homework done (although that’s another thing that motivation needs to address, but with him), dinner is on the table, the dog gets walked and fed each day, but I just feel like I should be doing more and want to do more things, but I just don’t seem to have it in me to do everything I want to do.

Sure, procrastination can be a part of it. That happens to everyone. There are always things you don’t really want to do that you know have to get done and you put them off for as long as you can before you realize that you have little time to do it now and have to scramble to get it done. I don’t like being like that, but I can feel myself falling into the trap more lately. I also think it is partly a product of my medication. With the neurologist having me step down in medicine, I think it has affected me more than I thought it would. I didn’t think it would be a really big deal to do it, but I think it has thrown my system off a bit, which worries me. I would hate to adjust to a lower level of medication only to find I am going to be in more pain again and then have to raise it again. There does not seem to be a happy medium where this is involved just yet.

In the end, I think I need to do more to get myself moving around and doing something physical to help me out. The doctors don’t think riding the stationary bike is going to help my feet any (although two doctors thought it would, two others say it won’t, so who are you supposed to believe?), which brings me back to trying to find some other form of exercise to get me going. Michelle suggested we start-up with the Wii and use the Wii Fit to get moving. I think that is going to be a good idea and that will definitely help some. I would like to get back to walking, but I do have some fear in doing it now that I don’t wear the leg braces anymore. Every time I go out somewhere I can feel that I am still weak and wobbly on my feet. I have my cane with me to help out, but I worry about walking around outside, particularly now that winter is coming and the winters here can often be a little dicey where the weather is considered. I would like to take the dog with me as well, because I know he could use the exercise too, but then I worry about walking him with me and the cane and no braces and what could happen if gave me a hard time. It’s something I need to figure out and see what the best approach will be for me.

So that brings me back to the question of motivation. Sure, we all hit these lulls at some point or another and have to fight through them. Sometimes it seems like it is just by sheer will that some things get done, but there needs to be something more there to drive you on, to keep going to make things better and conquer all you need to do. Doesn’t it feel great when at the end of the day you can look back and say “Boy, I really got a lot done today!” I would like every day to feel that way without being completely exhausted at the end of the day.

So I am turning to you and see what you have to think. What gets you motivated and moving each day? What routine or routines do you have that you think really help you give the energy and drive to get everything done each day? Is it physical, mental, spiritual or something else? I have a few ideas of my own, but I want to see what works best for you, because while I think we can adopt some patterns and setting of goals from others, in the end this seems to be a very individual thing. Let me know what you think.  I’ll have some more insight of my own with my next post.

For now, it seems the washing machine is done, the dog needs to go out and I should really get back to work too. See, all of these things that MUST be done, but I think with the right motivation and energy, they would get done in a more efficient manner. I really need to work on this. Until next time, enjoy the rest of your day!

 

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2 Responses to “Let’s Get Moving”

  1. Wm Paul Young
    @wmpaulyoung
    @IguanaFlats @wmpaulyoung one day’s worth of grace…everything else is imagination

  2. Kenny Lofton
    @Kenny_Lofton7
    @IguanaFlats God has blessed all of us and that motivates me every day .


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