Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Moving Slowly and Lacking Motivation

Hello Everyone,

It must have been about 3:30 A.M. when I last glanced at the clock in the bedroom. I could not stop thinking about Jerry (my hubby). I called him before I retired to bed and he sounded horrible. Poor baby is having such a difficult time with his breathing.

I have been trying to complete my laundry chores for three days! I cannot get motivated to complete this chore. My washer and dryer are located in the garage:( I need to catch up on filing bills and medical receipts, no fun. I need to clean out my bedroom closet, not motivated. I need a good kick in the bottom!

I am slowly catching up on e-mails and reading my favorite blog sites. My eyes have been giving me lots of trouble and I know I need to make an eye appointment. I don't want to visit another doctor! I have been taking Jerry to his appointments and seem to be getting burned out. Do you ever have days like that? Today, I am dragging, dragging, dragging.

Do you ever feel drained out? I think I am experiencing that drained out feeling today. It is time to step back, take a deep breath, clear my mind, and get a jump start. Lets see, what is stopping me from moving forward? My darn body and fatigue! Pacing is not the problem.

Stress drags me down, so I need to go escape and unwind. A good long bath, meditation, and positive self=talk will get me back on track before it gets out of hands. I am in control of my thoughts and emotions and must work on keeping things in perspective. This time will pass, I will allow myself to relax, enjoy the day and people around me. After all, if I don't take care of myself, what good am I to Jerry? Time for a plan.

Here is my plan:

1). Take a long hot bath, meditate and work on diminishing my anxiety
3). Eat healthy, complete some simple stretching exercises
4). Instead of reading, I think I will listen to some upbeat music that will get me moving, energized, and smiling. I am going to work on releasing some endorphins.
5). Catch up on television series with my son, Sean.
6). Get plenty of rest.

Wish me luck!

I hope and pray you are not experiencing fatigue, stress, anxiety, or pain.


Toni said...

I love your plan Viv. One thing I write about in my book is something called Weather Practice -- recognizing that emotions and moods blow in and blow out and aren't permanent. Just seeing that allows us to wait them out more easily. I love the positive actions you're going to take!

VeeVee said...

sending hugs... i have been seriously drained out past week or so and have left the dishes for a week because i cant motivate myself...
oh dear x

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Toni,

Thanks for your comments. Weather Practice makes sense, it sounds like your book would be very helpful.

Take care

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The first Blogwalking in here,..

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Lulus Sutopo,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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Fibro Viv said...

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Thank you for stopping by and commenting, I will visit you soon.

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Connie said...

Isn't this for the birds ???

I read it in the am and couldn't keep going as I hurt too much. I remember saying to myself... Read it later when you can absorb something. Today has been a real bad "hurt" day. But onward and tomorrow might be better.

I would love to hear everyone's comments on how their families cope with this and do they believe them ?
I was moving furniture two night's ago and this am the paper was too heavy.

I can't wait to get going and read all of your blog.
You are doing a great job !!

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Connie,

I am so sorry you are having a tough time. Take it slowly and don't push yourself. As long as you know you are doing your best, that is what matters. If we don't pace ourselves, we will not gain the strength we need to keep moving and enjoying life.

I am sending soft hugs your way:)