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That creeping funk...

June 27, 2009 6:00 PM 6/27/09

So I have zero motivational energy right now. Between all the things going on in my life I’m pretty worn out.

I’ve got no shortage of plans, ideas, and things to do around here but I just don’t want to do anything but sit.

It’s not a health thing really because I’ve been watching my sugar intake - more than likely it’s stress.

I’ll get out of it here soon hopefully. I gave a friend some advice on how to get out of The Funk the other day so I know at least some of the things I need to try...

1) Go out with good friends on a regular basis and do something enjoyable for all. Try like hell to focus on the moment and nothing else.

2) Focus on a personal project that you do for your enjoyment to the exclusion of all else for a time.

3) Write down all the things that are giving you trouble and potentially causing The Funk. Once you have all those on physical paper (written or printed) take those papers and burn them. Burn them fast or burn them slow but burn them and get them out of your thoughts. From that point on focus on one or two things at a time. Be aware of the whole ball of wax but don't ever take it on all at once.

Good suggestions I just have to learn to follow my advice.

Another thing I have to burn is my fears. If you haven’t ever heard the song Burn It Down go here and check it out:

Fear stops me a lot. And I mean A LOT. I’m afraid of being made fun of, afraid of breaking something, afraid of offending someone, afraid of a great many things.

And frankly I can no longer afford to be at my age. The time for that crap is over.

I can’t be insensitive to people but I can’t be afraid of what they’re going to say either. That’s a tough one because it’s been something that’s loomed over me for most of my life.

Burn it down.


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Jun. 28th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Hell yeah, BURN IT DOWN !
[unless you got some dynamite, in which case, Blow It Up!]
Jun. 28th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Burn it Down
Need the words on that, 'cause my hearing isn't what it used to be. Good advice You are at the age where we all realize that others can't live our lives for us, not that we cut them out completely, but they can't be our end and beginning, otherwise there is no room for us in the middle. Love is the answer, as corny as it seems, but when there isn't any room for you in the middle, the whole contraption sags and bags like women at my age look when they don't have a good plastic surgeon. The best words that I have heard lately are" an angel, when it meets us, says" Here comes the image of our Lord God, and let us celebrate!" YOU are Important and If we can't always be perfect like God, we are still in His image. Forgiveness is a wonderful way to live, but you must start off forgiving yourself, otherwise you can't love others with the same power as if you did forgive yourself. We are all flawed and fruitcakes, but fruitcakes can be fun. Love, Mom
Jun. 28th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: Burn it Down
The lyrics are here:


As for age well I've had more than enough of that. ;-P

Another song from that set you might like is one by Seanan Mcguire called Wicked Girls:


Lyrics here:


Edited at 2009-06-28 04:18 am (UTC)
Jun. 28th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
DO IT! Write that list, then burn it, and let the ashes float away on wind or water. It's both good magick and good psychology. (Or, as in a ritual that was created for me a long time ago, blow up a bunch of balloons, write each thing you need to defeat on a balloon with a marker, pile them all into a big box, then "kill" them all by stabbing them with any suitable implement - in my case, it was an enormous screwdriver.) Then celebrate your victory with champagne and chocolate cake!

"The only thing you have to fear is fear itself" - that's as true on a personal level as it was for FDR's audience in the Depression. So go burn away all those unnecessary fears - use them for rocket fuel, and fly high!

(And, of course, I'm one of those "Wicked Girls"...)
Jun. 28th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
how old are you? stop complaining...
Drinking helps. I say the darndest things when drunk, and its even funnier when saying them in a foreign language!
Its just the rain, dont worry about it. Soon it will be nice IL weather and 85% humidity at 92 degrees, and that will be really enjoyable. I know you love summer and hanging out outdoors.

Just think, ur neighbors will start partying again once the weather clears up. Oh wait, are they in foreclosure yet?
Jun. 28th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: how old are you? stop complaining...
Listen you! Not everyone can live the easy urban life drinking an doing karaoke every night! ;-P

(And no the neighbors aren't foreclosed yet. They're not out of trouble yet but they're not dead.)

As for the humidity - we already have that thankyouverymuch. :-)
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