Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Problems with Motivation

I'm almost completely finished with a new story for class. I only have one more scene to write but I'm not sure how I want to approach it. I know what happens in the story, I just can't write it....I'm stalling I guess. I don't know why. The rest of the story flowed from me pretty naturally. Now that I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel....I've run out of steam. Lost my motivation. This seems to be happening to me a lot lately and not just with my writing. By this time I usually have all my Halloween decorations out and have made a serious dent in my Christmas shopping. This year? Nothing. I can't get motivated to do any of this. I can barely get motivated to clean my house. I've been wanting to start a new exercise program...or at least start running or something. I know I'd feel better if I would just get started. Again...no motivation. I keep stalling. I just feel blah. Wishy-washy. Like I would rather take a nap or veg out on T.V. I can't even get motivated to read some of the many books I have piled up. This is completely unlike me. I'm usually jazzed about the upcoming holidays and full of energy. This year I feel zapped.
I'm not sure what it is.
How do you get out of a funk?


Lisa said...

I'm still fighting lethargy (and wicked sinus-allergy headaches) here. I've been watching a ton of tv too, and I never do that. I was so desperate to numb my brain I even watched Hogan's Heroes the other day. Two episodes! I seriously need to get some help.

Mimi's Toes said...

I know what you mean. So many people are in the same boat. Lately I just want to crawl in bed after dinner and watch t.v. My treadmill is so sad!

My Wonderful Men said...

Don't I Know. Must be that time of year.

keepbreathing said...

I'm an escapist, so I tend to go outside and travel. Alternatively, I drink. But I wouldn't recommend that.