Thursday, January 22, 2009

What is going on with me?

Can you be both restless and lethargic all at the same time? Because that is how I feel lately.

I want to leave the office as soon as I get there, especially if I see the sun out my window. But I don't even have the motivation to do anything.

Things have been super slow at ANJ lately (part of that crazy busy then nothing to do cycle that I'm getting tired of trying to break), and I decided a while ago that during these time periods I would do other work while in the office. I am thisclose to submitting my dissertation manuscript, and I have a conference presentation to prepare for early February, but do I work on either of these things in the office? Nope, I just sit there and stare at my computer, check out facebook, or read blogs.. for like 6 hours a day!

I really want to get back into running. I looked up gyms around work and home and found one that has locations close to both so I could use either one, and the membership fee is really reasonable. When I'm sitting in the office I really wish I could be at the gym but as soon as I leave the office all I can think about is getting home to change into my PJs and sit on the couch.

I think part of it is the weather, seriously this snow can melt away any day now. But that is not all of it, I hope I can snap out of this soon.


shell said...

That is how I usually feel during the winter time too. I usually attribute it to the shortened days. Even now that I moved to a city, that I consider as not having a winter,I still feel the lethargy.

Mamabeek said...

yuk, not good. You sound depressed. SAD? I hope you get a break in the weather soon. Maybe a visit to a tanning salon might help.

Psychgrad said...

Lethargic and restless - that's a good description. I know that feeling.

Hopefully getting your paper out will help a little bit. I'm sure more regular running will too.

Psych Post Doc said...

Thanks everyone.

It's hard to snap out of this as I sit hear watching the news saying I should expect another foot of snow on Wed. Ugh.