Soooo Lazy...

  1. I don't know what is wrong with me, but I have been sooo lazy for the last couple of months. I've had a laundry basket full of clean clothes that need to be folded sitting in my living room for the last week and I am starting to slack on the exercise routine that I have faithfully followed for the last three years. Plus self-learning packets for work that I have been looking at for months and I can't remember when is the last time I balanced my checkbook which I used to do faithfully. Any one else feeling lazy lately?
  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   ShandyLynnRN
    yeppers. I'm lazy and I admit it. Things have improved though, since I started on an antidepressant. If your daily habits are changing, and you aren't interested in things, like exercising, that you used to enjoy, you might consider seeking advice from a doc about depression. It's better to "nip it in the bud" to quote Barney Fife, than to let it get out of control.

    I sound like one of those commercials, don't I.
  4. by   deespoohbear
    Oh, I know the feeling. Lazy has been my middle name the past 3 months. I think it has to do with the rotten cold winter that affected a big part of the nation. And the war isn't helping much either. But now that warm weather is so near and the birds are singing I can feel my spirits perking up considerably. It is amazing what fresh air and sunshine can do for someone's attitude. I hope your case is also just temporary but like Shandy suggested you may want to talk to someone to see if it is more serious. Best wishes....:kiss
  5. by   rachel h
    Glad to see I'm not alone! I don't really think I'm depressed, though I re-read my post and I could see how it sounds that way. I don't feel unhappy at all, just extra lazy. I don't know if it's the change of weather or what? We're just getting over winter here... finally!
  6. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I didn't feel depressed either! I just went to my doc and told him that I was totally not getting anything done, and not motivated to do anything. He said that lack of motivation, and lability are two main precursors or symptoms of depression.

    Maybe you just need some sun though! Or a vacation?
  7. by   Tweety
    I have spurts of productivity and laziness. Never balance. My house will get extremely dirty (dear man is working extremely hard on his masters and I'm in charge of the house) for a few weeks then I'll clean in a frenzy.

    Then I'm lazy for a while again.

    Your not depressed are you? You used to be able to tell my mood by my house, if clothes were piled high and the dishes were piling up I was in a down mood.
  8. by   BadBird
    On my lazy days I call them Jammie Days, I come home from work, take a hot shower, put the jammies on and don't come out of them for 24 hrs. I allow myself to Not do anything, lay around, read, watch tv, play with my dogs, I love those days especially in the winter, I can cuddle up under a blanket and it feels so good.

    I think with our busy schedules of work, home, school that sometimes you just need to destress and relax. Hmmmmmm all this talk is making me think I am deserving of another jammie day real soon. By the way the best dinner on jammie days is french toast or pancakes, so comforting, especially if someone else makes them for you.
  9. by   oramar
    Glad you guys are talking about this. In my case behaving the way Rachel describes is always a precursor to getting depressed. My problem is at that point my husband starts giving me a hard time. Somehow he thinks that being mad at me all the time and yelling at me about the things that are being allowed to slip will improve my mood. In fact it has exactly the opposite effect. Explaining this to him is sort of like trying to explain nuclear fusion to my cat. He does not get it. He is the doctor Phil of plumbers. He thinks a good kick in the pants will cure any emotional problem. Now I am bringing this up because I think I see this behavior a lot. At work and in family life and in social life I see people with mental health problems not recieving support from those around them. Personally, I think the need to veg out sometimes is a universal thing and sometimes it is normal and will turn around automatically. But if the person who is acting this way is constantly harranged and rejected it won't turn around. Oh by the way, I have learned to take complete responsibility for my own emotional and physical health. My husband might fix the car, keep the house and lawn in good repair but no one can fix me but me.
  10. by   rachel h
    I agree with you oramar... I have had my encounters with people who think mental illness is a weakness, not a legitimate medical concern. How aggravating!