So I'm not getting the sleep I need, and it's really affecting me. I had a little revelation recently: More than anything else, my level of motivation to do things I don't particularly like (cleaning the house, for instance) is tied to how well-rested I am. (Well, I guess that's actually the second-most influential factor. The best way to light a fire under me is to tell me you're coming over in 30 minutes.)
So on a day like yesterday, when we'd let Zoodle sleep with usthe night before in an ill-fated effort to get Mama more sleep? Well, by dinnertime I did get the laundry done. We even took a little walk. And other than that? I got caught up on a lot of online reading about a couple of TV shows I'm into.
Realistically, I know that doing the dishes is more important than trying to figure out what the big surprise ending on The Bachelor is going to be. But my energy just is not there. I feel guilty about wasting my time, at the same time I'm justifying it by telling myself I need the rest.
Clearly, the solution is to go to bed early. But I treasure that time at night, kids in bed, when I either hang out with my husband, or do something I want to do.
What seems to affect your motivational level? And how do you get past it when circumstances conspire to put you in that sluggish mode? I need some help here, because it doesn't matter how charmingly I beg.... That dishwasher refuses to unload itself.