As I searched the definition for weary, one caught my eye.
Impatient or dissatisfied with something (weary of).
This often defines my feeling of weariness rather than the more common one: physically or mentally available, exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain; fatigued. stop
For some reason, I’m finding myself impatient and dissatisfied more often than I am physically or mentally exhausted by hard work…the kind that leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment, a job well done.
Instead, it seems that more and more of my life is full of interruptions as I try to go about living. There are mounds of 1/2 completed tasks that I never get back to and the feeling that nothing is ever finished!
It’s not the weariness at the end of the day that leaves me feeling like I worked hard, that I completed a task and have a sense of accomplishment.
It’s more like I lie down at the end of day and think, “Oh my, I have hardly made any progress on my work for today! Will I ever make a dent in my list of things to be done?”I lie down at the end of day and think, Oh my, I have hardly made any progress on my work for today! Click To Tweet
Part of the problem is just telling myself there is too much to be done, it is hopeless to get it done so I won’t start. That does NOT work well at all! The weariness continues and I stay dissatisfied…and weary.
Come to me,all who labor and are heavy laden,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me,for I am gentle and lowly in heart,and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy,and my burden is light.Matthew 11:28-30
I think a lot of us are feeling weary after Write 31 Days!
yes tara, and all the things i let slide while i did it!
You too? Especially since 31 days, I just can’t seem to get my mojo moving to be motivated to do much…I have good intentions every day however, lol
welcome to the club christy! it wore me out! i don’t think i can do it more than every other year!
Oh, I empathise totally…..those niggly things that seem to gobble your time away…..(that’s been the hardest part of the last few years: having little to zero control of my own time…)…..but starting is always worth it…..(although that’s hard to remember when we’re weighted down with a mountain of things on our shoulders)…..thinking of you, Helen (P.S. Things have calmed down my end somewhat so I should be able to pop over more often nowadays….!)
helen, i’m so glad to hear life is improving for you:)
Oh so true! I also get caught up in “why even bother, it won’t help” mindset. But then I dig in and start to see progress and that fuels my drive to complete the task. 🙂
yes kadie, it is surpirsing how finishing little jobs is so encouraging isn’t it?