Okay, I figured it was time. Time to confess.
Wait for it...
Believe it or not...I am not always inspired.
I am not always inspired to do the right thing, say the right thing, be the right thing, have the right things, care about everything, enjoy everything, laugh all the time, yada, yada, yada.
What a relief to get that out!
Just so you know, I definitely have my days where I want to do nothing more than complain. Only I've learned to stay away from people on those days. If you call me, you'll probably wish you hadn't when you hang up afterward.
And I have my days where I don't care if the dishes are washed, the laundry is folded, the toilet is flushed, the lawn is mowed, or the bills are paid. I don't care. On those days, I simply do not care. And everything else can wait.
What I might prefer to do on those days is sit on my couch with a bag of chips and a bottle of chilled Sauvignon Blanc and watch really dumb TV, TV you'd probably never be caught dead in dirty underwear watching. I'm talking things like whatever's on Disney Channel (I don't have kids at home; there's no excuse for me doing this), reruns of reruns of reruns of "Little House on the Prairie," and...don't hate me for this...Nancy Grace. Hey, I can't help it. I want to know when they're going to convict Casey Anthony.
And you know what else? I don't exercise every day. When I was writing my book, weeks went by without me so much as thinking about my bicycle. And right now, I'm in walking/hiking mode. But the weather's getting warmer around here, and I'm getting older, and I don't always want to go outside to get my exercise. It's too hot out there! So I have my days when I don't. I just don't. I'm not motivated. I'm not inspired. So I just find something else to do.
I guess my point is that sometimes we need the lack of inspiration to remind us what being inspired feels like. At least that's the story I tell myself.
When you're having your down days, where nothing seems to lift you up, how do you manage to get through the day? Share your tips. We've all been there, done that. And we're all ears.