the problem with a bad mood

The problem with a bad mood is that you don?t want to do anything. I don?t anyway. I have all this frustrated energy when I am in a bad mood. Containing that energy is tiring, yet I don?t know how to release it. So, I lose physical energy as my frustrated energy increases. This means the dirty dishes sit in the sink for a couple of days. I could yell and punch a pillow…but I have no desire to. Or rather, I have the desire, but I don?t have enough of a desire to actually do it (it also is rarely a pillow I want to punch). I?m surprised I?m even writing a blog post-that?s how lethargic I get. No desire to type…on a laptop…while sitting on my bed.


Did you ever take a look around and find that you have very few interests? I don?t even have any hobbies. I have a few interests but the most fire they can kindle is passive reading about them on a few blogs. Even those interests are less than they usually are. It?s weird to have the feeling of being stopped, like there is no motion in your life, backwards or forwards. You wake up, you go to work, you come home, and then you sleep.

Is this just being an adult?

I need spring.

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  1. kim

    uh…yeah it is clint…welcome to your new world

    Posted March 11, 2008 at 11:23 pm | Permalink
  2. Sara

    You know, I’ve thought about this a lot lately. I feel like I used to have so many interests and hobbies, but sometime in the last 3 years, I lost them. Or maybe I just didn’t have as much time for them as I did when I was younger. So yes, it must be because I’m an “adult” now. Although, I think I started losing my interests when I was in college.

    I talked to someone else about this very thing; he also said he felt like he didn’t really do anything anymore.

    How to fix it . . . Start small, I guess. Or go all out — whichever you prefer. I thought about volunteering, myself. What’s one thing you can do? You don’t have to do everything you want to all at once. So what’s just one thing to get you started?

    Think about it, and let us know what you decide . . .

    Posted March 12, 2008 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  3. Ashley Aynes

    I feel you! I hated it when I was young and older people would say enjoy your youth, or some crap like that, but I really agree now. I miss being in middle school or early high school with no job and free summers, and TIME, time to hang out with people, talk on the phone, read books, lay out, swim…There’s no time for any of that when you have a full-time job :(

    Posted March 12, 2008 at 1:36 pm | Permalink
  4. sarah

    Yeah, I’m pretty darn boring. People in Flagstaff are all outdoorsy and super “into” things. I was thinking, I want to be really into something. I want to be into something enough that I could put a bumper sticker on my car saying something witty about that thing that I’m into. Oh well. I guess being into things costs too much money too.

    I’m sorry I didn’t call you back the other day, I suck. But I will callllll tomorrow!

    Posted March 12, 2008 at 10:17 pm | Permalink