Thursday, January 22, 2009

Scattered....

That's me!! I don't know what is going on, but my thoughts have been so scattered this week that I cannot even put together 2 thoughts for an interesting post.

It seems like I go through a funk every January. I don't know if it is the pressure of start of the new year; the cold, miserable, lousy weather; the fact that Spencer is always really busy at work in January, or what. But, in January, everything just seems more tedious and boring...and "fun" just isn't as much "fun" as it is in other months....even if it is the same "fun"(?). It also seems that in January, I start thinking about and questioning "who I am", and "what I to be", and what I need to do to get "who I am" to "who I want to be"....makes my head hurt.

Overall, I guess that this January funk that I go through probably has a positive effect on my life. I do think it is good to think about these things and re-evaluate life. Maybe it is kind of like an internal, annual review....it kind of sucks to be in the middle of it, but if you do a good job, things will be better than they were before.

So, am I the only one that goes through this every January....not really being upset about anything in particular, but kind of blah-ey? I know that I could use some self-improving....better nutrition, less procrastination, more (some) exercise, less emailing/internetting, more cleaning, more interesting reading/less reading of junk. But, all of that wears me out to think about. I think I need a project...one project....to make me feel better/useful/interested/interesting. Two January's ago, I thought I needed a project. My "project" idea was to remove the "wallpaper" from our powder room. That was a HUGE mistake of a project...the "wallpaper" turned out to be TISSUE PAPER! that the previous owner glued on the wall and then painted over!! I was totally over my January funk by the end of January, but unfortunately, the project wasn't even close to being done. Two Januarys later, after hours spent scraping, and then finally hiring someone to re-drywall the bathroom, painting the bathroom and then finally having Cathy come LAST WEEK! to patch and paint the trim, the project is finally DONE. I definitely don't need another January project like that.

Hmmmm...any thoughts or ideas??? No nice-nice thoughts....I'm fine. I want REAL thoughts and ideas to make a plan...I need a plan of action!!! Anybody got a plan of action that they want to share with me? Please!!

8 comments:

msmichelel said...

I need one too, so I'll be checking.
I always have projects - keeping the boys baby books and photo albums always comes to mind in Jan.
and, just total decluttering everywhere.

Nicole O'Dell said...

I hope this isn't too personal, but have you ever heard of SAD? Check this out: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seasonal-affective-disorder/DS00195

If you don't want to leave this up publicly, feel free to delete it. I would have emailed, but I couldn't find an email addy.

:)

Kelly said...

Oh, now I'm a little embarassed. Thanks for the info Nicole. It was very sweet. I'm not sad, as much as I feel the need to re-group. Does that make sense?

Mishelle said...

I was just saying this same thing to Theresa today. I think that the crappy weather is ok until after Christmas and then it kicks in with no end in sight. I just try to keep plodding ahead and pray for an early spring!

Jennifer said...

Maybe it would be beneficial to make a "Project To Do List", like Spencer. Then after you accomplish some of the big projects, treat yourself guilt free. It might also help to make more of a daily agenda too, so you have more of a purpose for your time. I know... e-mailing, blogging, reading others' blogs, and searchign the internet can really be time stealers. Finally, if you do decide to become a 'list person', it was suggested to me to highlight the accomplished tasks rather than cross them out. It's small, but really nice to see a colored piece of paper after all the tasks are completed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you need a vacation. ;)

Katie said...

Christmas is over and the new year is time to think. It's the lull before the nice weather and it can become draggy. I love the colored list idea and also the take a vacation idea. We've become a bit stir crazy so last night I created Mexican Fiesta night - we wore shorts and put on the latino music station on cable. LOL! And then made slushie drinks to go with the fajita's. Of course crank the heat to 75 so you don't freeze! Silly, but a break.

Tash said...

Wow , I missed out on a lot , while I was busy enjoying January!I love Jen and Katie's idea (I am going to post about one of our similar activity). I was busy creating a playroom for Claire,, so you and Charlie should come over. About "sad" It is normal for people in our area of the world to suffer from lack of sunlight. I wasn't worried about you though and ui think it is cool how you do an evaluation in January. So what if the "project" just got finished--that January is long gone right? Can't wait to finish catching up to see how you have been.