I'm a new SAHM transitioning from having had a very ambitious career. I have a 9 month old. The other day I caught myself doing something entirely uncharacteristic of me -- watching TV, and "desiring" to sit in front of the TV like a junkie. Just so you know about me and TV, I had NOT had a TV my entire adult life (more than a decade), and I have never wanted it or wished I had it. We've had this TV for the last 2-3 years and I never touched it. Why am I interested in vegetating in front of a TV now? I suspect that I'm just really bored (not the "have nothing to do" kind of bored. In fact life is pretty busy for me. But the other kind of "bored" if you know what I mean). Does this ever happen to you? What do you think is going on? And what do you do about it?
A sub question is, what do you do (and how) to keep yourself engaged, interested, excited, stimulated, while having your hands full with the baby & the household....? Could that just be what I'm lacking...?
When I think of the me before marriage & baby (which was only 2 years ago), it was young, full of energy, exciting, interesting and interested in everything, ambitious, had goals and things to look forward to, not to mention the being attractive & feeling good about myself part. Honestly I used to look at myself and think "I'm a good catch!" And now, I'm thinking, "if I wasn't already married, I don't know who'd find me interesting".... In comparison, I seem to be at the exact opposite end of the spectrum (and to be so different I'm even "enjoying" being a boring couch potato!). Why is all this? Is that common? What do you do to feel like "yourself" again? (your young, energetic, exciting & interesting self)