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Jumping over hurdles

I am having trouble getting over a hurdle.

It is already nearly 11 a.m. and I wanted to leave early to get my nails done before leaving for my trip. Yet, I am continue to peer out the window in a false hope that the sun will come out, warm up and make it more pleasant going outside.

I have many more days like this than I care to admit. If not the weather, as my excuse, it is something else. It is much like facing dread of any proportion and I do not quite understand it.

Perhaps, it is the darkness? Or the changing temperatures? Or the impending upcoming holidays?

Whatever the causes or reasons, it feels "icky."

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MegL wrote on November 12, 2015, 2:03 PM

I know that feeling. It's the "let's do one more thing" or "what have I forgotten" or "I can't be bothered" syndrome. I never had it as a child and used to wonder why my parents took so much longer to get ready to leave the house - I could be ready in an instant! I think it's a kind of learning from over the years, where you find you have forgotten something in past times and you are trying to catch everything THIS time!

CoralLevang wrote on November 12, 2015, 2:10 PM

I am not so sure that's it for me, though I can understand it. It's about my "want to"... and dread. :-/

Rufuszen wrote on November 12, 2015, 2:39 PM

While it ruins a schedule, on days that I lack enthusiasm for doing things I just go with the flow and usually feel better for it. Maybe its nature's way of saying you are doing too much?

markgraham wrote on November 12, 2015, 2:47 PM

That just means that you have to give yourself a big kick in the but.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 12, 2015, 3:31 PM

It is harder to get motivated this time of year. A lot is because of the shorter and often cloudier days

bethieannie wrote on November 12, 2015, 3:40 PM

The lack of sun is also related to our mood. Our bodies need 30 min of full sun to maintain mood. I know this because I'm supposed to stay out of the sun. My doctor told me our bodies need 3-4 hours minimum of direct sunlight. I'm instructed to only hit that minimum, because for me too much sun is dangerous. When it's cloudy, rainy and overcast we went getting direct sunlight, its refractory, and then you need more, but its cold!

Paulie wrote on November 13, 2015, 12:22 AM

I hope you get over your last hurdle and get everything done today that you plan to do.