OK, it’s 12:57 pm and I’m still in my pajamas. Last night I read this post at Soul Shelter and am wondering if he is right, maybe I should get out of my pajamas before 1pm. It’s not that I’m doing anything different than what I would be doing in my regular clothes: eat breakfast, read the paper, scan blogs, begin writing a post on Roth IRA’s, and respond to emails. But I am wondering whether I might feel differently about myself if I’m actually doing these things while fully dressed?
I’m definitely still in the “deworking” stage (a term I like from commenter Elizabeth, at Working for Rachel). I appreciate her and Tim’s comments to basically cut myself some slack. I need to hear that. I guess when you spend so many years “producing” you’ve got to wean yourself off of the accomplishments-equals-self-worth type of thinking. And the truth is, I have accomplished some of my “Lazy Person’s” list; I have ventured back into the garden, lost a couple pounds (yay!), almost kicked this cold, and rearranged my new office space with my desk overlooking the back yard.
I guess I’ll start slowly. It’s 1:21 now. I’ll get dressed, eat lunch, go for a walk and maybe go to the grocery store. That sounds like about enough in the way of accomplishments for today. Don't worry, I won't go cold turkey, I'll take it little by little. Perhaps tomorrow I'll aim to get dressed by noon.