Ever feel unmotivated? Like you’ve fallen into a rut? Like you get up one day and don’t feel like doing much of anything?
Well for the past few months, that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling. I haven’t wanted to go to work, and when I was at work, I wasn’t very productive. When I got home, all I wanted to do was veg in front of the TV or surf the net. In doing so, both my family and career have suffered in the past few months. To add on to that, All the weight that I had lost from July to October(I had lost almost 20lbs.) has come back. I’m not going to waste my time trying to pinpoint the cause of this problem. I’m not going to blame it on laziness or depression or anything like that. The fact of the matter is that I’m in this hole, and I need to dig my way our of it.
I think that what I need is more structure -a more efficient schedule, if you will. My life is chaotic. I mean, I have a daily routine – I get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, stay up later than I should, go to sleep… rinse and repeat. Over time, my life has gotten busier, and I haven’t gotten any more productive. Now, I have a ton of things on my plate and not enough time to accomplish much of anything. There are still a ton of things that need to be done to my house and my projects at work are piling up on me.
I’m overwhelmed… and this is affecting me in every way possible.
In an effort to find my way back to the light, I have been researching ways to get better organized. In my research, I came across a “method” called Getting Things Done. Now GTD is something that interests me, and seems to be pretty popular. So today, I went to the local bookstore in search for David Allen’s book. Unfortunately, both Books-a-Million and Waldenbooks didn’t have it in stock, so I opted for his other book, “Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life“.
I start reading tonight.
I’m not saying that this is the Holy Grail for getting my life in order, but I think it is a start. I need to do this… for my family’s sake at the very least. They suffer the most from all of this and if there’s one thing I won’t stand for, is letting my family suffer if I can change it….
Heh, maybe I found my motivation after all…