Get dressed and put on some makeup, fix your hair. Put baby in some cute outfit. Get out of the house!!!! If you're not going to do any of the stuff you "need to do" then it doesn't matter anyway. Go shopping, visit friends, go to the park, whatever. I find that making getting dressed and makeup part of the early routine has a big impact on my productivity and mood. We also clean up the house right after breakfast so we're not just lounging around in our filth, it's motivating.
I have WAY too many lazy days honestly. It's my worst quality I would say. I'm working on it but pregnancy really brought it out even more with being sick and fatigued.
I find getting dressed really does help as well as putting my hair up. But, I still suck right now. I'm trying to get on the ball cuz I need to get this house cleaned. I'll be lurking to see if anyone comes up with anything else.
Apart from the first comes walk, pretty much it!
I agree that sometimes you just need to have a day (or more) of rest. Somedays I really need to get stuff done and on occasion what needs to get done is one of my projects.
Here are some things that help me
Turn up light and or heat
if it is cold and dark I just want to curl up and go back to bed. My dining room is the main pass through of my house and it has one window that faces north on to a porch. If I don't turn those lights on the whole house feels dark.
I agree about using a timer and putting on shoes. Thanks Flylady. I have foot problems and need to have shoes on if I'm going to do anything with confidence.
The current favorite is the Best of the GoGos.
If I straighten the sofa the living room looks almost normal from the front door.
For years I had wonky cycles but for the past few years they've become more regular. This seems to have lead to more PMS symptoms and most of my low-motivation days tend to be in the pre-menstral phase. I know that mid-cycle I'll be much more ambitious and as long as I don't make big promises to others then everything will even out in a month. I just need to remind myself that my highly effective days are no more the norm than the ones where I sit on my butt.
I am one of those people who feels "lazy" if I don't create something, go for a walk, clean constantly, prepare food, bla bla bla...
There are a million zillion things to do in a day!
if its all getting piled up, you haven't been outside in a couple days and you are feeling sad on top of it, one should make sure they are not falling into a depression of sorts.
If you are like me and just feeling lazy cuz you are at home and probably should be doing something, we should just relaaaax.
we have an exhausting and under-appreciated job. its also a job that is never finished - it is a process!
anyhooo, if there's a job I need to get done, step one is shutting off the internet. step two is putting on music! oh, someone said get out of the house and I agree! a small little walk does wonders!