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Saturday, January 23, 2016

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…….

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!!!



Preppy Empty Nester said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Kathysue. I have a serious case of the in-betweens. I've been compensating by overloading my carbs. Have a good weekend.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

My dad often used this advice when counseling and when trying to encourage his three daughters prone toward the dumps at times. So thanks for sharing. I am doing a Monday series on "Love Your Home" featuring the homes of friends of mine who fill their homes with their personalities and interests. You might enjoy following this series. My first one was last Monday and a totally opposite coming this next Monday.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Good advice! I've definitely got the in-between a going on here so I've been organizing and purging a little here and there.

Lady of the Manor said...

Good advice, Kathysue. Not only do I have a bit of this, I have more things on my list these days with new new house. Exciting, yet daunting! Some days I just want to stay in my Jammie's and read a book. NOT PRODUCTIVE. I'm off to do SOMETHING!

Donnamae said...

Thanks for this! I had a bad cold earlier in the week, which really took me by surprise...and my home has taken the ultimate hit! Just yesterday, I finally started feeling better...and started to get a handle on things again. I did it by doing what I was supposed go do! But, I know that feeling....seems to happen a lot when the weather is horrible in January. Enjoy your day! ;)

Ivy Lane said...

Such a great post! Right on time too! I am currently purposely in the "in between" mode! Holidays over, went on vacation, back from vacation and just not ready to "dive in".... I'll get there, on my own time!

Happy Sunday!


Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are so right, Kathysue!!!

Karen said...

Excellent advice Kathysue. Sometimes being able to cross a thing or two off the mental "To Do" list is all it takes to get you over a winter slump.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh my..I thought I was the only one with the "in-betweens"....like I am losing my inspiration...but you are right...I have made a list and I am crossing things off and hope to find some inspiration from it all....

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

This is great advice! I am the same as you somedays when I know I should be doing something and I really want to do nothing I force myself to do just 1 thing, which typically leads to more.

Joan said...

Hello! This post is exactly what I needed. Sometimes I feel "two forward, three back" and it's a slippery slope to get off from. Love your "do it" advice and such a refreshing read!