On my way to work this morning I was contemplating the very unproductive night I had last night and how on earth, after a long day at work of sitting in front of a computer, can I get home and plop myself on the couch in front of another ‘box’ and not move for almost the entire night!?
I did cook some lovely fish for dinner before doing so and I also tidied up a little bit after that….oh and I put some washing on… but all in all I can confidently say that I did a big fat NOTHING for the rest of the evening!
Admittedly, there wasn’t anything of interest at all on the ‘box’ and the whole entire time I was sitting there saying to myself…. ‘I could get up and do this’ or ‘I should do that’ or ‘I just want to see what happens at the end and then I will get up’ or….. and it goes on.
I have a list of things that I should have been doing but for some reason the nice cushy lounge I was sitting on was so much more inviting and I did need to rest after such a long day…blah, blah, blah…
That feeling of needing to relax, switch off and do nothing for a while to get over whatever it is that I have done during the day eventually evolved into being just plain lazy and that sense of total abandonment of life, which is what being lazy is all about, feels so nice but only at the time though!
Today I am feeling deflated and unsuccessful and annoyed at myself… I know that I can change that by getting myself motivated and not doing the same thing again tonight but I know have wasted away a few hours of my life which I will never get back and that seems almost unforgivable.
I know I am the only one who can motivate myself…. someone else can try to inspire me but in the end I am the answer to my problem.
Proverbs 6:9 ‘So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day of there, sit back, take it easy – do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest!’
Ok… I think that is enough to get anyone’s butt off their comfy lounge… especially me!