SO MUCH TIME SO LITTLE ENERGY
I hate hot weather. I’m one of those people who can stand in the middle of the lawn and just sweat from every pore in my body. I don’t even need to move or walk a short distance. All I need to do is just stand outside and just sweat. Disgusting, I know. While everyone else is out and about in the hot weather, I stay inside my air-conditioned place. Sometimes I’m productive, and sometimes I’m just plain lazy. Laying on the futon in the living room in front of the TV is amazing as I happily enjoy reruns of “Gilmore Girls,” “Criminal Minds,” or “Storage Wars.”
However, I’m quite proud of myself when I’m productive. A million little project await me around the apartment. The stairs can be vacuumed. The bathroom needs to be cleaned. The litterboxes could always be cleaned even if I scooped yesterday. My nightstand needs to be organized. My kitchen tables always needs to be cleaned as it is the dumping ground for everything — mail, paperwork, hats, gum, etc. My desk area is also becoming a tad cluttered. Anyway, my point is that I could always be doing something around my apartment to make it cleaner and prettier.
Hot weather makes me lazy. I feel sweaty and gross and all I want to do is lay on the futon and watch TV. And this explains my lack of good fun updates about my life and stuff. During the past couple of weeks, I haven’t even WANTED to turn on my computer and read Facebook statuses and other blogs. And when I did turn on the computer, all I needed was about 15 minutes to check everything I wanted to check. A few blog ideas have bounced around in my mind, but my laziness overwhelms me and my mind rejects any intention of sitting at the computer to blog. Hello, futon, here comes my butt.
Sooner or the later, the guilt kicks in. How many projects could I have finished when I was watching a marathon of “Criminal Minds?” Everyone needs a little “me time” every now and then to regroup or whatever. Is there such a thing as too much “me time?” Once the guilt kicks in, I kick in to productive mode, vacuuming the floors, doing laundry, scooping the litterboxes, washing the dishes, taking out the trash, etc. And I do feel much better about myself when I look at the projects I completed — for some reason, when my apartment is cleaner, I feel better and cleaner.
Not to mention, when I complete a certain amount of projects, I like to reward myself. Play “Plants vs. Zombies” for a couple of hours when Charlie isn’t around. Go out to dinner with Charlie. Watch a marathon of “Criminal Minds.” Go shopping for new clothes. I love rewarding myself. After my extended amount of “me time,” I feel I’m back on track and ready to tackle projects and blog more. 🙂 Although, I still have no intention of going outside when the weather is super, super hot. I’m not that productive.
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