Have you guys ever had one of those days, where you had to get something done that you just really didn’t feel like doing? Last Sunday, I had to mount some hard drives for a new rack server. 10 drives, it was the most tedious task ever, especially since there was all kinds of things wrong with the mounts, some screws were too long, the holes didn’t line up properly; anyway, something that should have taken an hour, took 3 hours.
I felt like I had wasted my Sunday, I didn’t feel like I had done anything productive at all! I was in a terrible mood and it was already the evening. I don’t know about you guys, but I like to relax on Sunday evenings and not have to be cooking and cleaning. I hadn’t prepared any of my meals for the week, or finished all my house chores. Instead of sitting there and just feeling annoyed that my day was almost over and I hadn’t gotten much done; I went to do my daily workout. After doing my exercise I felt a lot better, my workouts are pretty short, only about 15-20 minutes. I think for me as long as I can get my workout in I can have a somewhat productive day it also helps to motivate me to get up off my bum and do stuff. Are any of you the same?
Exercise helps clear your mind since you have to focus on what you are doing. Afterwards I felt more energized and motivated to start doing other things. I was able to prep some quick meals for Monday and Tuesday as well as organize a few things around that house. I didn’t get everything I needed to do done, but I felt better knowing that I had done at least a little more than I would have if I just sat around feeling annoyed. How do you try and motivate yourself when you’re having one of those days where you have SO much to do but limited time and you kind of want to relax also?