Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Serious Lack of Inspiration

I haven't been very good about posting, have I? To be perfectly honest, there's just not that much going on right now.

Mother-in-law is back home and doing fine, although I'm not sure if this latest episode was enough to get her on track to becoming more healthy.

The kids are getting along with each other better than ever this summer, so it's been a lot less stressful for me.

I'm off the trazodone, sleeping well, and my moods are as stable as ever, so there's really nothing to report on the so-called bipolar front.

I'm still working on my notes for the journal class, so I don't feel inclined to write more about that here for the moment...feeling a bit saturated, as it were...

I haven't even been writing much in my own journal at the moment, because I just don't feel like I have anything much to say.

Not that this blog is only about bitching and whining...I guess I'm just suffering from a serious lack of inspiration.

I wonder if there's a drug out for that...

Writing Prompt: What do you write about in your journal when you don't feel like there's anything going on in your life worth writing about? How do you handle it when you just don't feel like writing? Do you excuse yourself? Or do you beat yourself up about it for being lazy? (I think I'm bored. I need a new diversion...whaddya think? Any ideas for cheap, interesting hobbies?)

11 comments:

deepblue said...

ummm . . . my favorite new hobby is blog-browsing. :)

Jazz said...

Well, I s'pose it has the advantage of being cheap, anyway!

Marissa Miller said...

Writing Prompt: What do you write about in your journal when you don't feel like there's anything going on in your life worth writing about? I usually write that I don't have anything to say! lol How do you handle it when you just don't feel like writing? I don't write. Everyone is allowed to take an unpaid 15-minute break.:) Do you excuse yourself? Or do you beat yourself up about it for being lazy? Sometimes I beat myself up for being lazy but I'm too addicted to writing to ever fully stop!

(I think I'm bored. I need a new diversion...whaddya think? Any ideas for cheap, interesting hobbies?)
I love sleeping. But I don't know how that would happen for you with kids around... :)

Marissa Miller said...

P.S. Glad your MIL is doing better.

catatonickid said...

No news is good news?

As for inspiration/hobbies - I people watch a lot. Someone always says something sufficiently stupid/insane to get me going. It's a start sometimes, anyway.

Gianna said...

Sometimes, like last night, I wrote a post without knowing what the hell was going to come out...and I kinda like what came out! It's up there now...

I really felt completely uninspired and started with one sentence...and it all followed.

Of course I'm not always that lucky, but usually if I'm feeling like I NEED to write I can pump out something.

I don't like it at all when nothing comes. I skip journal writing for long periods, but I do feel a responsibility to my readers on my blog and I am competitive with myself and am enjoying watching the numbers grow and grow...that too offers stress so it's not the best motivator in terms of my sanity, but it does keep a fire under my ass.

I do get nervous when I don't post...I feel uncomfortable, but I don't beat myself up...

I don't have ideas for cheap interesting hobbies...you're welcome to come over and help me pack!!

Jazz said...

Marissa--
Yeah, sleeping is good...but like you said...kids. They always seem to want/need something just when I start dozing off!

I am also too addicted to writing to stop...but it'd be nice if I always felt like I was writing something meaningful!

And thanks for thinking of my MIL. She is doing much better...she is going to the cardiologist for a stress test on Friday, and I am really glad she's following up on it. She's usually not very good about taking care of herself and following up with doctors.

Jazz said...

Catatonickid--
Yes, no news is good news. I realize I am tempting fate just by stating that nothing is going on! I know that when the sh*t hits the fan I will be wishing for one of those boring periods when everything is mind-numbingly dull. I don't mind the lack of "things going on"...I just wish my inner motivation was better. I'm usually so good at entertaining myself...

Jazz said...

Gianna--
That's how most of my posts come out! I sit down with no idea what I'm going to write, and twenty minutes later, there it is. I will pop over in a minute and check out your post.

As for helping packing, I'd do it in a second if I didn't live half a continent away!

Hannah said...

I find it hard not to beat myself up when I'm unable to write, I'm learning to look at these times as my mind needing to recharge, so I read or try other less demanding activities - like the housework that's built up while I've been writing!!
If I never felt uninspired - my house would be a pig sty! Must be nature's way!

Jazz said...

Hannah--
That's exactly the way I need to look at it...but as a product of an environment that stresses achievement and accomplishment, it's very hard for me to just sit back and ignore the fact that I'm not doing anything useful! (Useful to whom? Recharging is useful to me!) I really need to embrace the idea that it's okay not to be doing something "important" all the time. That's part of living in the moment.