M is for Mood Matters
I don’t know if the 2 and a half month hiatus is any indication, but when it comes down to it, mood matters. A mood can determine your willingness to get and stay organized, and unfortunately I have no full proof methods of combating that. To quote Nike, and more recently Shia LaBeouf, the best advice I can give is Just Do It.
Although his point gets a little lost in his extreme delivery, I think this voice is what we all sound like when we are tired of the same life we’ve been living.
For two months I have worked nearly every day, over slept, ate poorly, lost my sense of routine, purpose, and direction, and felt too hypocritical to put metaphorical pen to paper and continue this blog (which I initially had every intention of completing to the letter Z)
Perhaps “Just Do It” doesn’t provide you with the feeling you need. Perhaps, like me, you lay in bed every morning repeating “just do it,” and after about two minutes, accept that you’ll be ten minutes late if it means more sleep.
Honestly, there is nothing I can say, except you are not alone in this feeling and you will eventually need to do it. For some people it is significantly easier, and after enough people telling you how to improve your mood by telling you how they’ve improved yours you’ve probably gotten tired of hearing how other people have managed to do what you feel you cannot.
What brought me back to this blog, after two and a half months was a tireless attempt at establishing old routines. Working out one day helped me work out the next. Thinking about my meals ahead of time for one day helped me prepare my meals the next. Establishing habits is how people get through the monotony of “adulting.”
Organizing is more than placement, and well placed cubbies. Our mental condition often determines our willingness.