When Idleness Strikes

Updated: Jan 17

Hello Everyone!

Today, I’ll be talking about a subject that happens to me at least once a month, and lasts for a whole week, sometimes longer. What I mean, is that there comes a time, at least once a month, where I have no energy or motivation to do anything productive, like looking for a job, writing posts, working on my novel, and doing anything remotely creative or productive. Now, I know I’m not the only one who experiences this, in fact, you guys must have experienced it too! So, you’re in the same boat as me!

What I want to talk about today is how you can overcome it, if it needs to be at all. You see, sometimes the best way to combat your idleness is to not combat it, because it could mean that you’re using up your energy on something that probably doesn’t need a lot to begin with. For example, I have so many projects I’m working on at the moment, and if I am dedicated enough, I can start worrying easily. I could easily be overwhelmed by the fact that I have so many things going on, but nothing is getting done. I could worry over the fact that maybe what I’m doing right now is pointless, and that no one is listening to me, or reading the things I’m writing.

Cue The Idleness

Whenever I do start thinking like that, I end up becoming idle, and when I do, I tell myself, “well, if it’s pointless, I’ll just read my comics, play my games and just watch those videos on Facebook”. Now, of course, you could say that doing all those things are still productive, at least I have something to be interested in, but in terms of doing something that will help me gain useful skills, or help me get my projects going, it does nothing. Hence, I am idle.