mental health

I put away the Christmas tree

I woke up this morning with a funny feeling inside. I went for a 5,000 step walk and ordered some yummy egg sandwich. Eating eggs for breakfast is quite unlike me. I’m not a breakfast person in so much that I prefer heavier foods. Thus, if I can eat a burger or curry for breakfast, I am indeed a breakfast person. Thus, my egg breakfast was truly a culinary adventure for me. Although, it’s not such a big deal.

I set about paying some bills and completing some chores. And, indeed they were chores. No wonder I had put off many things for a few weeks. Actually, I have been putting off many things. My motivation to do tedious things just hasn’t been there.

Then, as I opened some of my remaining unopened Christmas gifts I looked over at my Christmas tree. I shook my head and reached out to it. I then proceeded to take it down. This may not seem odd but it was. I have often left my Christmas tree up till mid-February or even March. I like the ornaments and the lights. They bring cheer and I’m a bit lazy as well. But this time, I took my Christmas tree down the first week of January. I felt a twinge of sadness and resignation.

This was not a normal past year. This new year seems to be on its own odd path. And, I need to see what new paths lie ahead. Down came the tree earlier than usual. New traditions. New franeworks. Got to push new lens onto the world.

6 replies »

  1. I don’t think I have been motivated to do tedious things in my entire life.

    If you wait long enough, there will be some you don’t need to do any more but you may have to pay a price. There is a certain heroism to procrastination.

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