i need to get my shit together!
June 28, 2007 2:21 PM Subscribe
Why is it so hard for me to do the things I need to do to make my life better? How can I motivate myself to get my shit together?
posted by anonymous to human relations (29 answers total) 213 users marked this as a favorite
I have a long list of things I'd like to do (jog daily, avoid refined carbs, walk home from work instead of drive, work on my illustration portfolio, go to sleep earlier, take classes, etc.) that would make me healthier, happier, and improve my quality of life. Despite the fact that I need, want, and should do these things, despite the fact that they are easy and completely in my control, I find myself doing none of them, day after day. I get home from work, lay on the couch with my dog, and watch a movie or read a book. Then beat myself up for letting myself down again. I complain about how bored I am even though there are so many things I can and should be doing. I've been like this for as long as I can remember, but it's getting more and more frustrating as I get older (I'm 25).
So I guess my question is how do I motivate myself to live the kind of life I want to live, instead of being boring and dull and unhappy with myself?