I feel blah

United States
May 19, 2007 5:54pm CST
Yesterday I was so excited we were going to the Tattoo convention and I was going to get a tattoo. My hubby was too. Well to make a long story short (and trust me it is a silly but long story) I do not have a tattoo but my hubby does. I was so upset and still kinda am. Anyway I had a hurt hip and between that and hurting my ankle with all the walking and holding of my toddler; I am stuck home. I wish I was stuck home alone but I have my toddler home. I love him to pieces but with my hip and ankle hurting so bad it is really hard to take care of him. Luckily he is napping. Well anyway I usually love when I have some time to myself. Today I just feel so blah that I can't seem to enjoy it. I am trying to craft but all the great things I have wanted to do just seem like to much to handle. So I am sitting here using up polymer clay cane scraps to cover bottles, pens and make magnets. Nothing exciting and nothing that is pulling me out of my funk. I have a craft business and need to get things done for upcoming craft fairs. I haven't even secured any spots for any cause I just haven't had it in me to do much. **sigh** If only I wasn't feeling so blah I would actually finish some of the unfinished things I have so I would get somewhere with producing things to sell. Maybe I will perk up later. I know I am going to be upset about the tattoo for a while since I have been waiting years for a new one. So do any of you get like this? Where there is nothing in particular causing you to be unproductive but yet you can't seem to get over it and get anything really done?
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4 responses
19 May 07
Yes im all too familiar with this, im sort of in the same boat as you, i should be doing some art projects for my art lessons but i cannot get round to doing them, i just feel like i cannot be bothered to do them, and ive been like that for a short while now and it is fustrating to be like it, so yes i can empathise with you!
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• United States
19 May 07
It is rather frustrating isn't it? There is a part of you that really wants to do something but then the rest of you just can't seem to deal with actually doing anything. *sigh* I am glad that I am not the only one. What type of art projects are you working on (or not as the case may be)?
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19 May 07
Well im trying to learn how to draw and my mentor is asking us to just post up as much art as possible so he can tell us how to improve, well ive had exams that are still carrying on, but i on a few occasions get these free periods in the day where i can just rest after an exam and i keep saying "im gonna work on those projects" and do i? no i dont and like you said there is a part of me saying "c'mon lets do it!" and there is this other part who cannot be bothered and makes me sit there and watch loose women and this morning ((day time tv for all the people who dont know lol))
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@shoelover (896)
• Australia
19 May 07
Do you have any music you enjoy listening to? When I feel down and legathic I put on my favourite music and start singing to it. It makes me feel happy again and I am able to put my mind to doing the things that need doing. The problem with Chronic Fatigue it seems that every time you overexert yourself you feel 10 times worse the next day. I hope your hip and ankle feel better soon. You are doing so well in even contemplating doing the craft but hopefully the music idea will help you. Just don't go bopping too much around the table you may knock over the glue :)
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• United States
19 May 07
No glue needed with what I am doing. Yeah I should put on some music. You are right with chronic fatigue and fibro you do get 10 times worse the next day. I walked about 20 NY blocks yesterday with a sore hip. I think I walked in just such a way to strain my ankle. I love crafting so to me it is like therapy. I was enjoying doing it (my son is up now so not much going on craftwise) I just couldn't get myself to try anything new out of my long list of things I want to do!!
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@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
19 May 07
Yeah I think we all have those days. I'm sorry that you are hurt and cant do the things you want to get done. I'm also very sorry you did nt oget to get your tattoo you wanted to get. I hope that you will begin to feel better so you will be able to get your work done.
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• United States
19 May 07
Thank you so much. I live with pain every day as I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. This is just so strong in a small area and of course it is in my ankle so just standing is hard to do. I'm sure I will feel better soon. I just wish my hubby would have some compassion about the fact that I am upset about not getting my tattoo. That would really help me feel better. (sorry I shouldn't be venting like this)
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
20 May 07
I never used to be like this but it seems the last 5-10 years I have more and more. It's like there is just no excitment in the projects at hand and when I do get excited there is always something that is going to interfer and take away my 'motivation'.. Don't know if it will help you but I've had pretty good luck with when I get like this just doing something totally 'off the books' as I put it. I have my 'lists' and if I can't get motivated to do those I'll take a day and just do something not on the list. I might go for a walk or drive and just take pictures, or transplant some plants in the garden (did this yesterday). I feel I'm still accomplishing something but no presure. After that I usually feel 'fresh' and have a little better attitude about what is on the list.