Marlee, I am right there with you. There is so much to be done and things I want to do but I just don't have the motivation. Part of me realizes that if I start a project and become to tired to finish it, I will just stress myself thinking about the mess that I left. I really need to clean out my basement, it's full of books and toys the kids have grown out of but there is so much there I know that I will not be able to complete it. I also need to pull out the Winter clothing, clean it up and then put away the summer things , whew, I got tired just typing it. If I manage to get at least one thing done before the snow falls (any day now, really!), I will be happy. It's hard taking baby steps when you remember taking giant steps. I think I just need a little push to get me started.
Motivation is a daily challenge for me as well. If I do not get going early on, I will not accomplish much throughout the day.
Work is really helpful with this because I wake up, get ready, and go. I have no choice but to get moving. My days off are my real challenges......
Just pop a Zoloft Marlee, you'll be buzzing around the house like a mad woman!
My problem is I get overwhelmed easy now. I was so sick for so long and nothing got done. I'm slowly working on things. It gets to the point where I almost feel paralyzed and then do nothing.
Thanks Sherrine, that was much needed on my end too.
Hi Marlee! I believe motivation is pretty much a universal problem among fibro/cfs sufferers. It is so "feeling-driven" that even on those rare good days, you can be overwhelmed so quickly by overdoing it in an attempt to catch up that the pendulum will swing all the way back almost immediately. This is where the tag "lazy" can easily be pinned on you. Good intentions, determination and anticipation are easily knocked-out when this happens.
You can count me in this group.