The German version of this post can be found in our new German section here.
At the moment, I am somewhat impeded due to medical issues and completely unmotivated to boot. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not demotivated. My to-do list is getting longer and longer by the minute. Tomorrow is the headline. Tomorrow comes and I don't manage to even start with the list. But like a sucker I keep adding things to the list.
As soon as my regular routine stops, like my full-time job, I can't get anything done! When I work full-time shifts, I get a lot more done and a lot better than when I am only hanging around at home. My thoughts are everywhere except focused on the task at hand. I feel like a kid ahead. Do anything except the homework.
Please tell me that you guys deal with this too. Otherwise I will really start feeling childish.
I am always so impressed with people that get their stuff done right away, and who don't wait like I do until the minute or hour to get everything done quickly when they are already stressed. There's nothing wrong with that, but I am always running on adrenaline.
I do admit that the "pig dog" is always with me, even in my regular routine. But I have got him more until control then. He's laying in front of my door when I am supposed to be doing sport. He spreads himself out and takes over the whole kitchen so I can hardly get in when I am trying to cook or clean up. He is warm, fluffy and cuddly on the couch or in the bed. He buys all the good chocolate. He's not a great help.
But I will pull myself together and throw him out for a week or so. Yep, one week. He always comes back, that pig dog, and the battle begins again.
… so tomorrow it is.
(Unfortunately Schweinehund doesn't exist in English.
From Urban Dictionary
1) A German insult, that is more popular in British movies than in Germany itself.
2) "blutiger Schweinehund" (bloody swinehound), even more popular in British movies.
3) "innerer Schweinehund" (your inner swinehound), means the enemy inside yourself that makes you passive.
John Cleese is a bloody Schweinehund.