Ever indulge in utter sloth?

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    Jul 23, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    It's become a real problem for me. I have all my hobbies around me such as: music equipment, fine books, surfboard, coin/stamp collections, gym membership. I can't bring myself to doing any of them because I am infected by sloth! I don't know what it is about such laziness that I want everything to feel perfect BEFORE I do anything that will make me feel perfect. I could expect that everything be in it's proper place first, BUT IT IS!

    So what do you do to overcome sloth? Do you take it little by little first or does there come a time when you feel everything is perfect before you actually do something that negotiates that perfection? By "feel perfect" I mean everything seems at just the right timing to take action.
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    Jul 23, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    Sounds like you answered your own question, lol.
    For me, I get bored quickly if I go too long without challenging myself.
    Maybe now would be a good time to start that novel you've been talking about writing. It won't get done without you putting work into it every day. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidSounds like you answered your own question, lol.
    For me, I get bored quickly if I go too long without challenging myself.
    Maybe now would be a good time to start that novel you've been talking about writing. It won't get done without you putting work into it every day. icon_wink.gif


    Thanks. You are totally right! I did answer my question and it sort of pisses me off that it was done that easy.icon_lol.gif

    Yes, that BIG novel I'm going to write.icon_rolleyes.gif

    Okay, enough out of me. I will just be sticking my foot right in my mouth.icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    Yes icon_sad.gif

    I think this is because I occasionally repress certain stressful things/issues that I should really deal with head on, but instead occupy myself with internet/online tv distractions that require little to no thought and involvement, and thus de-motivation/sloth occurs.

    Exercise tends to break this destructive cycle. Sometimes I wait until i'm organically motivated (which is not the most reliable method at all for me), or it becomes absolutely necessary to positively act (which works for short periods), sometimes being forced by another is pretty effective (although pride inhibits me ever actually asking somebody to do this lol), and then, sometimes I simply will myself and force my body with concentrated resolve to do so, and after the first hard few basic acts, it becomes much, much, easier.

    I think I'm going to give meditation a serious try so that I don't keep falling back into it. I haven't done so in over a decade, but I think it does concentrate the mind and clarify thoughts/issues, that otherwise are blocked and result in negative self-sabotaging behaviour, such as sloth.
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    Ever indulge in utter sloth?

    No, Ive never had access to one.

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    Jul 23, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidEver indulge in utter sloth?

    No, Ive never had access to one.

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    Sloths are soooooo cute!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    METAMORPH saidYes icon_sad.gif

    I think this is because I occasionally repress certain stressful things/issues that I should really deal with head on, but instead occupy myself with internet/tv distractions that require little to no thought and involvement, and thus de-motivation/sloth occurs.

    Exercise tends to break this destructive cycle. Sometimes I wait until i'm organically motivated (which is not the most reliable method at all for me), or it becomes absolutely necessary to positively act (which works for short periods), sometimes being forced by another is pretty effective (although pride inhibits me asking somebody to do this lol), and then, sometimes I simply will myself and force my body with concentrated resolve to do so, and after the first hard few basic acts, it becomes much, much, easier.

    I think I'm going to give meditation a serious try so that I don't keep falling back into it. I haven't done so in over a decade, but I think it does concentrate the mind and clarify thoughts/issues, that otherwise are blocked and result in negative self-sabotaging behaviour, such as sloth.


    Very understanding post! I think I might try some meditation.