Boy is this a loaded word. The dictionary definition for motivation is: the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way, or the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. I’ve always had a little trouble with getting my energy going to get things accomplished but usually once I get started, I’m good. However, since all this isolation and staying home has been going on for over a month now I have developed a new fear. I may be turning into a sloth. Sloth definition: a slow-moving tropical mammal that hangs upside down from the branches of trees. Wait, not that sloth definition but this one: having a reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness. Yep, that one.
Is it just me or does anyone else feel the same way? I always have plenty to do and I’m never bored. There are many household “jobs” I need to do each day such as laundry, cleaning and cooking. I am getting most of those done but only because they are necessary to living. I do like to have clean clothes to wear and it is nice to have meals once in a while. But I have an unending list of other things I would like to get accomplished and it’s just not happening. I mean this is the perfect time to clear out excess clutter in the house or to work on one of many hobbies I have, but I’m not doing it. Oh sure, I’m doing a few things such as reading or watching an occasional TV show. I’m just not getting anything done off my list of things I need and want to accomplish. At the end of the day I like to be able to say I got something completed other than a few of the necessities of life.
This blog is a perfect example of my lack of motivation. I started this the first of the year and made the decision I wanted to enjoy it and not push myself. I knew I would never post every day, but I thought even I could post once a week. I have managed to post once a week – barely. Of course, I never expected a world pandemic and all the crazy changes to our lives to hit us three months into the new year. I suppose when you consider all the changes we have dealt with in our lives recently we could be forgiven for an occasional lack of motivation. Still, I am hoping I will be able to kick myself in my butt and start getting a little more accomplished each day. Any suggestions? Anyone else feel similar?