This happens to me all the time.
In my family we say “Get up and go” which means it’s time to do something, time for work, chores, anything. For instance if I know my son has a list of things to do, I will gently remind him by saying….Don’t you think it’s time to get up and go. That’s his queue.
Now, my mom will say this to my dad and my dad’s response (just to bug mom) is: My get up and go, got up and went. Which means, he really doesn’t want to or he’s just bugging mom.
Seriously though, have you ever had the energy to do something, go someplace or be in the middle of a task and out of the blue, you just don’t feel like it anymore or you lost your momentum? It’s not that you are tired, you just no longer have the energy to follow through. What is up with that?
This confuses me every time. I had the energy 10 minutes ago, where did that energy go? It got up and went. I‘ve been trying to figure out why this happens to me. Am I missing something, Do I have ADD, or am I just lazy?
I may have ADD, I do like a shiny object and I do get side tracked on occasion. I can be lazy too. But when I am in the middle of something or have committed myself to a task or friends I will follow through. This one has me befuddled.
I have been practicing a few tricks to help myself with this anomaly.
The first thing I do is try to figure out why I no longer want to do the thing I was looking forward to. I ask myself these questions.
Am I board with said project?
Do I really NEED to do this right now?
Do I really want to go to…..?
Will this impact my day, week, friend or family?
Should I do it anyway?
Once I have answered these questions, I generally have my answer to what I will do next.
If I see that I really don’t have a need for or it won’t impact anyone, then I will either drop it or move on, or some sort of guilt will rear its ugly head and I will do it anyway.
If my answers are, I need to, I have to, and it’s the right thing to do then I will force myself to do/go. I generally feel good about my decision to go through with it.
I have found out that even when I don’t want to and I do/go anyway. I have great time and I get so much accomplished.
It works out in the end. But I still haven’t figured out why I lost the gumption in the first place.
I can’t be alone in this. Well, maybe I am the odd ball after all.
If you have any ideas on why I/we do this to ourselves, please share with me. I really want to know. This is one thing that drives me nuts sometimes.
Share your thoughts to help a girl out. Thanks