How I Learned to Just Go With It

by Lindy on August 19, 2011

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About once every six weeks, I find that I don’t want to do anything.

I don’t want to do housework.

I don’t want to cook.

I don’t want to eat healthy or exercise.

I don’t want to read anything, or write anything.

I don’t want to accomplish anything productive.

I don’t want to follow any rules, especially the ones I impose on myself.

I just want to be.

(And watch TV, and play Angry Birds.)

(this level is keeelling me!)

I used to take it as a sign of a meltdown, or maybe a sign that I’m not yet an accomplished adult (are any of us, really?).

But somewhere along the way, I learned to just go with it.

Instead of taking it as an inadequacy, I take it as a sign that my mind and my heart need to get some rest, get some space, and slack off a bit.

Monday will always roll around again, and with it a wagon for me to jump back onto.

Until then, you’ll know where to find me.

 

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  • http://www.halfdozendaily.blog.com Carla

    Amen! And might I suggest a couple other great time wasters… Cleopatras Pyramid & Mahjong Towers! :)

    • Lindy

      Oh no, don’t get me started. I held out as long as possible before I gave into the Angry Birds craze. :)

  • http://debtfreebythirty.net Niki

    Wheew! I’m not the only one!

    Enjoy it!

  • http://www.centstosave.com/ Lisa @ Cents To Save

    Love angry birds, and it is okay to veg out! I agree wit Niki, and am as glad I am not the only one either!

  • http://anotherhousewife.wordpress.com anotherhousewife

    Yup, happens to me too. I call it my groundhog day syndrome. I get in a rut of feeling like every day has been the same for way too long, so I rebel ;)

    • Lindy

      Love that name. Can I call mine groundhog week syndrome? Because that’s how long mine lasts.

  • http://Countingallmystarsandsavingit.blogspot.com MommaStar

    I think it’s safe to say I’m addicted to angry birds as well. It gets so frustrating when I’m stuck on a level. I’m trying to justify getting an Ipad for the sole purpose that angry birds will look better on a bigger screen vs. on my small android phone.

    • Lindy

      It’s dangerous on the iPad, let me assure you. I’m thankful my husband has mastered every level and can get me unstuck when necessary.

  • http://www.nomorespending.net Laura

    I do exactly the same although I watch a whole season of Greys, House or The West Wing…the whole 24 episodes lol :)

  • http://femmefrugality.blogspot.com femmefrugality

    Once every six weeks? Dang, you’re good. I think every once in a while our bodies/brains/psyches just need to RELAX. And that’s healthy in moderation. And moderation is something you seem to have well under control!

  • http://www.moneytalkscoaching.com/blog-2 Ashley @ Money Talks

    I just went through a week like that myself. Lots of lollygagging and random stuff. Now I’m playing catch up.

  • http://www.broketo.ca Melissa

    Probably once every month or so, like you, I just get totally overwhelmed with everything and declare, for at least one day, I’m just doing NOTHING but drinking tea and watching TV and maybe knitting or doing a craft or project or something. And it’s lovely.

    I wholeheartedly encourage your weekend plans!

  • http://ipickuppennies.net Abigail

    This is a subject near and dear to my heart, certainly. I write about it a lot. Granted, for me it’s partly my severe depression. But I also think that there is just so much going on in modern life that our brain does occasionally have to scream for some peace and quiet. And idleness. And, apparently, Angry Birds. (I do crossword puzzles and play Spider Solitaire, but it’s more or less the same, I think.)

    I just posted about how I did very, very little on my birthday. And it was exactly what I needed.

    Also, I think I’ve come to accept that I will never feel like a real adult and will constantly be waiting for someone to point a finger and call me out as a fake. But since most of us seem to feel that way, I figure I’ll just point a finger right back!

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