Friday, April 13, 2012

Listlessness is a Part of Life

This is my first post during the A to Z Challenge that I didn't write ahead of time. I thought about various topics for today's post but, to be honest, I'm tired and I'm feeling listless. One definition of this word is "characterized by lack of interest, energy or spirit".  I'm definitely lacking in energy. I considered faking my way through this and writing about Leadership or Life Lessons but I wasn't feeling either topic. My theme for the Challenge is being authentic so I decided to be honest about my listlessness. Feeling this way is a part of life. Today's post is not an insightful one but it is genuine.

Life is about embracing everything - the melancholy moments along with the happy ones. The past few days, I have been feeling extremely tired. My husband has been encouraging me to walk to the beach with him after work. This has helped in making me feel more positive but I don't have any more energy afterward. When I feel this way, I get stuck and it's difficult to move forward. I'm so used to always doing something, being productive and working hard that it feels unnatural to be this enervated. I need to regain my strength - physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. Thank God it is Friday. Weekends are always rejuvenating and I'm so looking forward to this one.


  1. I hope you have a wonderful weekend of rest and rejuvenation!

  2. Listlessness is a part of my mind that's for sure. I love this.

    Have a great weekend.


  3. beautiful sharing on just not feeling up to life. We all have those days. I hope you have a restful weekend.

  4. I love the honesty in your post. I feel like I am in that boat with you. I will keep you in thought if you do the same for me...easy to remember as we have the same name!

  5. I think most of us feels listless these days.
    Have a lovely week-end.
    I enjoyed your L post very much.


  6. I have days like that also, especially when I have to work on Saturdays. Wish there was a law against it.

  7. Quite a few mid-alphabet slumpy posts going on, and, interestingly, unplanned posts- like suddenly we all want to break free! Glad you decided to be authentic- gives us the chance to agree with you that sometimes we all run out of energy and need recharging, that is part of life's challenge. Beach walks will do you good, hope the weekend brings a fresh start :-)

  8. The first week was the most draining for me as the blogging was eating into my sleep...
    Have a good weekend!

  9. I hope you have a restful week end! I can still struggle when I'm not feeling my best, but try to listen to myself & have some down time & look after myself :)

  10. You are Blessed to live near a beach! I think beaches are God's real Churches. A place to soak in God's love, peace and feel His energy.

  11. Jaime,
    I think you areright; we all feel listlessness at times and good for you for allowing yourself to feel that way. I liked this post (even though you didn't write it ahead of time) because it truly came from your heart!
    :) Rest this weekend and rejuvenate yourself!

  12. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge...lovely blog...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

  13. I think everyone feels listless from time to time. I know I do!

    Ellie, who has 3 blogs in the challenge
    Ellie's Blank Book
    Ellie's Couch
    Help Michigan Pets