Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Do YOU Have The In-Betweens?

Have you ever heard of the, “In-Betweens?” 

This is the name I have given the time right after Christmas, and right before we finally get our mojo back and start reorganizing our entire life from top to bottom, with full intention of making great and wonderful changes!!

Symptoms that may occur:

  • Feeling tired.
  • No ambition to do anything.
  • Lack of excitement or enthusiasm.
  • The need to stay home and cuddle up with a blanket.
  • When looking around one’s home, nothing looks right.
  • Feeling the need for a whole transformation of one’s home.
  • Nothing seems to inspire you.
  • Avoid looking in the mirror.
Do any of these sound familiar?

I think we all get this little malady this time of year, and if you don’t I want some of what you are taking!!!

Possible Remedy:
Yesterday I came up with a little saying that seemed to fit for the day…….

“If YOU Can’t do what you want to do, then DO What YOU SHOULD Do!”

I think it will fit and be helpful to just about anything you apply it too.

Like yesterday for instance….. I wanted to do a whole lot of nothing, but instead I did some things I should do.

Nothing earth shattering!!

I scrubbed down my kitchen counters, cupboards and stove. Rode a little bit on the recumbent bike. I even went to the Doctor, and got a flu shot before the flu got me.

For myself, I have found the more I do, the more I will do. The less I do, the less I do. Funny how that works.

Anyhow, I just thought I would share this with you because it totally worked for me.

Instead of trying to conquer the world in a day, just start out by doing something you know you should do, and I am sure it will breed more activity, and you will be moving forward, and making some kind of progress.

Try It, I think you will like it!!!


NanaDiana said...

Great suggestion! I am a "I am gonna do this whether I feel like it or not" kinda gal. It keeps me motivated! Blessings- xo Diana

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm THERE! - and i'm doing like you - doing what i HAVE to do and slowly doing the other things here and there - it'll eventually get done! - i sorta' think i gotta eat my own words - and i might hire a housekeeper - i never thought i'd say that - but i think once every 2 weeks or so would be AMAZING!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I don't have the in-be-tweens, but I definately have the blahs...I put off too many things I didn't want to do until after the holidays ~ now I have a very long list. Yuck!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Good advice!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love it...the whole post! Good advise!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I'm with you! I have no 'major' projects on tap; and now that Christmas is put away, I'm just cleaning and doing a little tweaking. You've got some great suggestions!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Wonderful thoughts!
About that first picture, how did you find that picture of me?

michele said...

i have had plenty of rest so i am feeling energized and ready to tackle lots of neglected projects around the house. i actually go into an organized mode at this time of year rather than the spring. it just makes sense where i live since getting outdoors is not gonna happen!

smiles to you.


vignette design said...

I have the in-betweens chronically! Not just seasonally!
My remedy? I'm going to New Orleans for a girl trip!
Yay! Hope to get re-energized and come home renewed! Great post...~Delores

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Yes, that would be me! Too much food during the holidays...too much running around....too much cleaning! I need a staycation: just relaxing and reading. Thanks for the tips, my friend :)
PS - They are calling for mild temps, so a bike ride outside sounds wonderful.

Sherrie Spangler said...

I'm with you. Today I looked at my neglected sewing projects covering every surface of my studio and was totally overwhelmed. So I tackled the ironing that had piled up over the holidays, got the vacated guest room back in shape, and now I'm feeling the energy coming back.

Anonymous said...

I know I get that every year. The way I handle it is I plan small projects around the house that give it and me a bit of a lift. Add a new candle and flowers to fill in for the Christmas decorations that are gone. I find I'm happy when I'm busy.

Love the photos. I kind of look like that right before the holidays planing everything that needs to be done.

Infuse With Liz said...

Oh yea definitely! I'm keeping myself busy with at least one thing I need to do a day. Christmas is finally put away and now I need to put things back in the living room and perhaps spruce up some things! Winter is here and being indoors a lot is the norm- so you have to be motivated or turn into a blob! It's so true the more you do the more you feel like doing and the less you do the less you want to do!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am trying so hard to get everything done and just now finally got the Christmas packed up and put away. Geeeeeeeezzzzzzz. That took forever and I didn't do that much. Just having two computers break down at the same time sort of took priority for DH on helping with anything else. Love your suggestion. Hugs, Marty

Leslie said...

OMGosh, that first photo! We have all been there! Great term for this dreary time of year. All the fun over the holidays and then we sort of come crashing down to reality. I agree, once you start going..you will feel energized and perhaps do more. Getting to the gym and jumping back into the routine right away seems to help me.

Fun post!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I have the in betweens big time!!! Thank you for sharing! I loved this post!

Allison said...

This post is just what I needed! This is exactly howI have been feeling. After taking down the pretty Christmas tree, lights and all of the Christmas decorations I feel a bit blah. It's been hard to get motivated. I did get out for a good long walk with the dog today and it felt nice to feel the fresh air and get my legs moving. Thanks for the post Kathysue!

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

I like the idea of a fallow period, like a pause in music.
It is quite a Pollyanna way of looking at it, but nothing wrong with that.

Desires of the Heart said...

Words oh so true!! and so well put. I think we all struggle with what to do and where to start after the holidays. I have soooooo many things I NEED to do, that I really just don't know where to start, but I am plowing forward with getting all of Christmas down and then spiffing things up a little in each room. I am getting there. Thanks for the reminder to put one foot in front of the other to actually get to where we want to be! Blessings, Linda

Jaybird said...

TRUST me...you do not want the flu!! I missed Christmas, New Years and even my BIRTHDAY!!!! Yikes!!! so yes, I have the "in-betweens"...I'm in between wondering if I would live, and wondering if I wanted to :^)
Blessings to you, and in a day or two I MAY get right on doing ALLlllll of the stuff that I need to do!

Anna said...

I was feeling exactly like that a few houer reading your post, I started getting small things done. Now I have already done 2 big things. Laundry and exercise. Thanks so much for this tip! It was so helpful. I would have certainly wasted a day if I did not read this.

God bless!


frankie said...

Love this and it is so true!!! Finally feel like I am getting out of this feeling this week!! Love your blog!!! Fran