This past weekend I caught a terrible bug that has been passed around my family, which has caused me to slack off even more than usual.
The past two days have been without motivation for my New Year’s Challenge, and so I haven’t fulfilled the requirements of that challenge.
I hate the feeling of being sick, especially when it detracts from my mental state. Wanting to just lay in bed all day and watch TV, I feel like I get nothing done.
That’s not even the worst part about being sick. I find that my mind is still working as it did before, producing new ideas and just generally doing too much for my body to handle. Most days, I end up just not writing these new ideas down, and therefore forgetting about them (I have terrible memory lately). But on days like this, I’m not actively pursuing any creative processes, so my mind tends to work through these problems without having any motivation for my body to follow through.
I can’t imagine what it’s like to be paralyzed physically, but the torment that I feel on a day like today must (albeit only a very small percentage) be like what is felt by those poor souls who are trapped in a body that will not heed their commands.
While it’s debilitating to feel like this in the short run, it gives me good perspective as to what I should and can be doing on days where I’m not feeling like bum rubbish.
So, as to not make this day a total waste, I will be doing some menial cleanup tasks in my virtual life. I’ve consolidated the Online Presence and About pages for clarification. I’ve also edited the blurb about me, so that it’s not so belligerent.
I’ve been working passively on some sort of new logo for the site, as well as determining what I want the blog layout to look like ultimately. The theme that I originally had on the blog was put here as a placeholder so that one day I’d maybe look into editing my own theme together in order to have a unique feel to the page. I’m only getting about 20 unique hits a day here to the site, so it really shouldn’t be a top priority, but I feel like everything is just thrown together in its current state.
So, instead of working on a new theme, I had been just editing this theme to make it more personalized. This is a wrong aproach, I think, as I could have spent that much time and effort putting together something new.
I’ll be putting some time in with these video tutorials over at Six Revisions in an attempt to learn something new while feeling crappy. With any luck, I’ll be feeling better in no time, and I’ll be able to get some new stuff done, as well as finishing the mound of old projects that keeps increasing.