Can we talk about something non-food/fitness related for a moment? I wonder if anyone else can relate to something I’ve been noticing about myself lately…
I consider myself a pretty driven person. My mind is constantly occupied with a million things I could/should/am scheduled to be be doing. I make lists. I revise them. I add some more things. My calendar is exploding with activities. I have trouble falling asleep because I continue thinking about things I missed/could have improved on/should add to the calendar for tomorrow or the weekend.
And then I come home and become a couch potato. Wawawa
Everyone deserves a break. Believe, I’m all for breaks! The problem is that I completely abandon all my previously committed responsibilities (although self-imposed and seemingly easily deferred). I mean EVERYTHING. Like dinner, gym, blogging, laundry, etc… and I just lie there uselessly, like a zombie for hours (PS-canceling cable has created a new addiction – Netflix streaming… which is worse because all the shows are available at the touch of a button).
What’s worse is that I continue feeling guilty about everything else that I should be doing instead. So it’s not a proper break because I haven’t really given myself permission to enjoy it. At the end of the night I get the post-binge feeling. I want a do-over… but I know that I can’t turn back the clock so I’m left with an overwhelming sense of regret and a self-promise to “be better” next time.
I know that a middle ground is the way (like making a proper dinner, hitting the gym, then watching an episode or 2… not 10)… but I can’t seem to be able to get off that couch and do the right thing!
Anyone else ever experience this? Thoughts on how to get out of the funk on days like that?