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Completely Unproductive, Anyone Else?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

At the moment I just feel like I am wasting my days. I am completely unproductive, unmotivated and lacking in energy. I can't be bothered doing anything at all. Doing anything just seems to be too much effort, and it's making me feel guilty and useless. Is anyone else going through this at the moment? It probably has something to do with the fact I'm now 32 weeks, feeling heavy and tired all the time. And of course the hot weather does me no favours! Should I just accept it and wait until I've had the baby before worrying about getting anything done? Ugh, it's all very tedious.

post #2 of 16
This is exactly me. On my 2 days off a week I can barely find the motivation to get off the sofa, then I get all guilty when I go back to work for doing nothing, and I have so much that needs doing.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

But you're hardcore for going to work! I don't even do that. But yeah, it's so frustrating not having the energy to do useful things at home.

post #4 of 16

Same here. I don't really have a problem being active on the weekends (other than getting easily tired), but don'task me to do anything that requires thinking or any sort of concentration.

post #5 of 16

Completely unproductive because I spend all my time on the internet researching stuff to put on my registry! When I'm not doing that I'm reading books on birth and child development. Nothing is being done in my business or at home, still have a stack of bills sitting here that needs to be paid but I'm just not interested.

I'm not physically tired, more bored I guess, sort of apathetic towards anything not baby related.

post #6 of 16

Me too! Some of it is post-move lethargy and some of it is "I work all day and am exhausted by the time I get home I can't be bothered with anything." I'm trying to force a little bit of further unpacking and/or baby prep into each day even if it's not very much.

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post

Completely unproductive because I spend all my time on the internet researching stuff to put on my registry! When I'm not doing that I'm reading books on birth and child development. Nothing is being done in my business or at home, still have a stack of bills sitting here that needs to be paid but I'm just not interested.

I'm not physically tired, more bored I guess, sort of apathetic towards anything not baby related.

Same here! I did get all of the baby clothes we purchased (new & used) a couple of months ago washed but that was a while ago. Haven't done much lately and now my cloth diaper orders are starting to arrive and I've got to get them all prepped and ready, wash, re-wash, etc... ugh!

post #8 of 16
I'll join the unproductive club. I am very physically tired (the heat hasn't helped) and not getting much more than the bare bones of groceries, spotty housework, SAHM stuff taken care of. I need to create a list because there's a lot of baby prep I need to do and/or ask for help with like washing clothes and diapers, painting a dresser, finishing the kitchen facelift project, knitting a few things, etc. It makes me more tired just thinking about it (not to mention the garden, food preservation, animal care, and suchlike).
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

I've given up trying to get stuff done. The garden is a mess and I'm not even going to try starting any craft projects. It's hard enough work just being upright each day.

post #10 of 16

At work, I feel amazed by how productive I've been considering how utterly exhausted and unproductive at home I am.  I'm looking forward to working remotely and having hours limited to 40 per week pretty soon!!  Though part of me worries my home-time lack of productivity will creep into my work productivity once I'm working from home.

post #11 of 16
This describes me so well right now. I have a whole house to pack but I'm on my ipad killing time. So worthless. greensad.gif
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

Maybe it's just making up for the fact we'll have to be the complete opposite once our babies are born! That last chance to rest for a good while.

post #13 of 16
Add me to the tired slacker club as well. I am grateful that I have to take DD to camp every weekday, as it forces me out of the house.
It is terrible, though, because I have a long, long overdue paper to write.
In order to make some progress, I am sending my older children to stay with my mom (they are over the moon about this, so I know it was the right decision) and DD will continue with her camp for another three weeks.
I dropped the last two classes I was going to take, as I just could not fathom hauling myself over the school for courses I had no interest in. Better to work my butt off to get this paper done, work a couple of half-days a week, and try to squeeze in some beach time with husband and child(ren) before the little one arrives!
post #14 of 16

Add me to the unproductive because I'm spending time researching baby stuff group.  I'm getting the bare minimum done at work and at home and I need to get moving on the non internet searching things.

post #15 of 16
I wouldn't say I'm unproductive because that's hard to gauge with a 3yo to take care of. Lol I'd have to say I've been unproductive since I got pregnant with her. Ha! Not entirely true, I did start my own freelancing gig and make decent money at it. Though not lately. I want to fire myself from all my projects. I'm useless!

I sure let DD get away with bloody murder. Today she ate one bite of chicken from the Whole Foods salad bar. The rest was sugar... Like fruit (that's ok I know but no protein!), jellybeans, potato chips, cupcakes (gluten free but still)!!! I'm giving in to her every desire because I just want to get my shopping done and GO HOME. The second we get home, she's a whiny mess because duh, she's probably starving. Or she's just 3yo. I seriously said I'd get her a treat if she would JUST PLEASE make a potty. She holds it all damn day! So no mother-of-the-year awards coming my way.

I'm completely stressed I won't get all my birthing supplies in time and I will head into labor unprepared. This pregnancy, I've procrastinated so much! I've read zero books on labor, breast feeding or newborn care. I remember most of what I read last time was crap (not a fan of the "What to Expect" books) so apparently I just gave up. Borrowed an awesome book about home birth from the library-- returned it LATE only paging through it once. I have no brain capacity for it. I need to save it all for work and its running out fast!

I started and stopped like 10 workout plans! I also did this with a Whole 30 and the only pill I can remember to take is my thyroid med because its right there first thing in the AM.

I will say though I really think liquid chlorophyl is helping with energy/brain capacity. When I actually GET AROUND to taking it. Maybe it's psychosomatic?

And it's just gonna get worse until Sept. huh?
post #16 of 16
I'll join this club. House is a mess. Laundry is scattered everywhere. Our carpet really needs to be cleaned. The whole house needs a good deep clean. Still need to find a decent used dresser and paint it and paint the crib. I have so much to do all while trying to take care of my 2yo dd. and, now add to it that my cervix is soft and thinning already so I have to be very VERY careful with my activity level. Luckily dh will probably take on the carpet cleaning and do any lifting. My mom and sisters and a couple friends have already offered to help clean and paint. I just have a really hard time accepting help, especially when it comes to cleaning my house. But even with my limited activity the last 3 weeks (time between my last appts) my cervix has managed to thin so I know I need to suck it up and accept help to keep this baby cooking.
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