Apathy~ Why fight it - it's been one of*those* days folks:-)

Sleepy - Apathy hits, why fight it
April 30, 2008 10:23am CST
Do you ever have one of *those* days? One of those days when you know you should be getting on with the chores but you can't face them. One of those days when you need to be busy but you don't have the energy. One of those days when it's a real effort to put one foot in front of the other. Oh boy, it's been one of *those* days for me today. I really should have finished re-organising the kitchen this morning - but I didn't. I know I should have done a pile of ironing today - it's still sitting there waiting to be pressed, folded and put away. I should have taken the two sacks full of things for the charity shop up to the High Street to drop them off - but they are still sitting in the porch blocking the back door. I guess I needed to clear out the store cupboard and restack the cans - but I couldn't be bothered. What do you do when one of *those* days hits you? Do you manage to shrug off apathy? Do you give in and slump for the day? I guess I will have to make up for it tomorrow and race around the place like a lunatic
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• United States
1 May 08
i have days where it's rainy and i just want to sleep,tired for some reason.most times i can shrug it off,reminding myself if i won't do it,no one else will,and it'll just back up. sometimes though,the furry bad influences get on my lap and purr away and i end up falling asleep right beside them.
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1 May 08
*giggles* my furry bad influence is currently sitting on the desk watching me type
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• United States
1 May 08
yup.i have 2 of three sitting here presently. we're playing cursor tag,i guess.well,they decided.
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@zed_k4 (17630)
• Singapore
17 May 08
*Guilty as charged*, LOL. I do put off certain things that need be done mostly and my mom would nag at me, even when I'm all grown up now, ha! I call this my 'lazy moments' and I will always put off and have this mentality 'aah, to be done later'. But normally, I wouldn't complete it. So I guess I have to improve in this department. I so know where you are coming from with this.
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18 May 08
LOL - I guess we are all guilty sometimes hun, I have been guilty again this weekend, I should have cleared out one of the cupboards but then figured, what the heck it will still be there tomorrow
@Bizziebod (3526)
13 May 08
Yes get these all the time, but generally they come in week long stints! A couple of weeks ago I had a really horrible week. I guess we have to have them to appreciate the good days and weeks that come along!
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14 May 08
I reckon life is definitely a roller coaster ride at the moment, up high one moment, down low the next.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
3 May 08
This sort of "one of those days" is normal for me. I seem to know how long I can put things off. Dishes sit around 2-3 days. Trash now sits around for 2 weeks before I take it to the tip. Laundry gets done every 2 weeks. As well, I never do ironing, I rarely clean out most cupboards and it is taking longer to do the vacuuming and dusting. The onset of colder weather will make things worse. I tell myself I'm saving resources and energy and that's true but I sure need the exercise for one thing. There are just too many things that cut into myLot time. Besides there are other things to worry about. I need to see a doctor but he might want xrays so I'll have to go Tueday as they only do xrays on Tuesday. The pain in my shoulder is really bad and I also need some stuff from the chemist and it really can't wait till Tuesday. I need groceries but I don't have enough money to get what I need AND pay for fuel. It's a 120 klm round trip. I look outside and there is no green. Everything is brown and we've had no significant rain. My goats are nibbling all over but are they getting enough to eat? I'm hand feeding them but how long can I afford to do that. The little job I had that gave me a bit of pocket money to do a few things has gone. Even the sunshine is dull. My friends all have friends they knew before me and those friends come first. I'm alone and no-one seems to care. I don't feel sorry for myself but I do feel sad that people around me don't see someone who is alone and maybe lonely.
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8 May 08
(( cyber hugs )) hun. I hope you are feeling a bit better now, I wish I could be there in person.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 08
Well Sweet I have had those Days the last 3 weeks and I can't seem to snap out of them at the moment My mind is spinning and working a lot on how to solve Problems with what is going on so I know those Days very well and sometimes I don't even want to get out of bed in the Mornings because I know I have to carry on thinking and work this over I hope that you will be able to race around tomorrow lol and get it all done Everyone is aloud Days like that you know Big Hug to you
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1 May 08
LOL I guess I will have to get racing now, so much to do and so little time :-)
@mummymo (23709)
30 Apr 08
I know those days only too well sweetheart and it can be very difficult to shake it off! Although I can do very little these days - when one of these days strikes I can't even bear to pick up the laptop or answer the phone! All these things will still be there when you feel up to it sweetheart - just don't wait to long or it will be overwhelming! xxx
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1 May 08
Oh yes, the chores will still be there and I promise I will get them done :-)
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
30 Apr 08
OMG there really is SO MUCH I should be getting done but I'm still sick and after the whole accident thing this morning and standing out there first in barefeet and just my robe for about 10 mins then another 50 mins after I came in and got dressed I'm feeling EVEN CRAPPIER now....I know I need to get laundry done and I wanted to get the house tidied and my pants finished in case I do still go to Canada on Sat but I just want to go to bed..
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1 May 08
* hugs * I hope you are feeling a bit better now hun
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
17 May 08
I certainly do have days like that. Sometimes I will give in and do the tasks at hand, sometimes I will put it off, if I know it is something my husband will get mad if I don't do I will usually do it, because I hate it when he nags me.
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• India
17 May 08
Ah... Four days before.. I was the same. I had exams, And I had to study. But all I ever did was sleep, procrastinating the schedule. Every night I used to sit down and make plans for the next day's study, but when it arrived, I just couldn't get my butt to rest at once place and study. Although this is not me, but when exams are close, this feeling just creeps in and I cant shrug it off. Neither can I get better off it. Seems like this is the only thing that I just cant fight. Well, lets do it that way.. Sleep away the Day.. bourne
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• Indonesia
14 May 08
Ugh, one of those days happens a lot to me lately. But most of it are the days when I have to get up and go to work. I have nothing else I can do except get up and go to work.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
4 May 08
Why fight it indeed? When I have one of *those* days, I'm afraid I'm always tempted to spend it doing as little as possible. That's where the internet comes in very handy, it's a fabulous way of timewasting and just mooching around. Unfortunately, life doesn't allow me to do as little as possible very often. Kids plus a fairly demanding lifestyle mean there's always something needs doing. So, if I need to get going then I find a whole series of little jobs gets me going. Putting on a pot of coffee, emptying the compost, feeding the animals ... if I do little things and get some blood pumping, sooner or later I forget I'm feeling idle and before I know it I'm getting on as normal.
• Philippines
4 May 08
We all have those days. :) It's not so much about apathy but more of procrastination. It's easy to ignore things that needed to get done and worry about them later. But hey! you deserve to give yourself a break once in a while. Just enjoy your day and be happy.
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@kbourgerie (8774)
• United States
2 May 08
I deal with this all the time. In fact, its happening right now! LOL. My days off are intermittent and dragging myself out of this chair and to the house that is calling my name in a desperate call for help is more than I can take. I just want to sit and do nothing, while the dust continues to pile upon itself. It would be different if I had two days in a row, I could veg for one and run around like a lunatic the other, but only one, theres not enough hours to take care of it all.
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@sid556 (31006)
• United States
1 May 08
oh, i have those sort of days too. I think it is when I have too much to do and I get overwhelmed and can't decide where to start and I spend the whole day trying to decide and as a result get absolutely nothing done. Sometimes I will make a pot of coffee and then just force myself to stop thinking and do. Other times I just chalk it up to a lost day in sid land and get a good nites rest and vow to do better tomorrow. Lack of sleep is , I've found, usually behind my lack of motivation.
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
1 May 08
Oh Yes! I have had those days. I've been having some lately. I sometimes persevere and end up doing them, but sometimes there is not way I can and I just give up and do my best to relax and get my energy back. I learned that sometimes it's better to go with the current instead of against it. Don't worry, you'll be able to catch up. Big hug
• United States
30 Apr 08
I have a tendency to have these days very often. I am a self diagnosed procrastinator. Sure, you want to accomplish at least one task. But, then that might lead to something else, etc. On the days that I feel like this are usually bright and sunny. Yeah, I know. The cheeriness of the outdoors makes me not want to do much. However, the rain keeps me going.
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• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Oh yeah I get that feeling as well but there are times I need to fight it off especially when I am at work.. There are times I miss on a lot of work because of this. I am still trying to fight it off each day I feel it so I can get my work done.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Oh, I am very familiar with that feeling, goth! I suppose we all have them at times. Sometimes I can manage to shrug it off, but there have been plenty other times that I just go with the flow. After all, many of the things that seem to be so urgent to us will invariably still be there waiting for us tomorrow.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
I think apathy is part of any humans life. We sometimes become apathetic at times when we do not feel like doing something. I cannot simply shrug off apathy unless I have a very good reason to deny its invitation.
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