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How do you attempt to be arduous in pursuing daily goals, avoid being indolent?

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Paradizelost:
Hello all,

As many of us notice, the first day is especially hard after having sex or masturbating. It seems as is motivation dissolves, furthermore I am not inclined even to act towards my top level goals.

Here's an example, I am doing physical therapy to recover from a car accident where I was rear ended at a stoplight. I can't walk properly. Doing my PT should be very important. I am supposed to do my exercises 3 times a day, walk three times a day. Yesterday was a "day 1" for me, I did my exercises and felt near like passing out. I did not manage to complete three sets, only one "set" of activities.

I can usually act towards high level goals and overcome the thoughts my mind provides (excuses).

Instead I have an overwhelming desire to be indolent.

How would you describe this feeling? It's like a silent pain. There is minimal pain, but a very strong desire to not do anything. Every rep feels like a struggle. It can still be done...just with an absence of enjoyment.

What do you guys do? Do you just grind out the exercises (or whatever you need to do)? Do you break down tasks to minute actions? Do you just grind out each half rep at a time? What about when you need to study? Sometimes I feel like I can stare at pages for hours and my learning ability is diminished significantly. I have trouble engaging into the now. Day 2 and 3 this comes back. How many of you believe this is mental? 

What do you do to engage in the now? Or do you accept that "day 1" is going to be difficult and adjust your daily goals accordingly? Do more mundane things like laundry, other things that can be done without much physical exertion and without much mental requirements?

Do you think to yourself, tomorrow I will have it in me? At what point do you draw the line on being indolent? I hate wasting time. I enjoy spending time. Also I want to avoid excuses. I am working in developing my grit. A lot of grit comes down to daily actions, and as we know some days are difficult to act on.

demografx:
Paradizelost, welcome to the forum!

Thank you for sharing your viewpoint about POIS!

demografx:

--- Quote from: Paradizelost on January 12, 2019, 10:23:56 PM ---
What do you do to engage in the now?

Or do you accept that "day 1" is going to be difficult and adjust your daily goals accordingly?

Do more mundane things like laundry, other things that can be done without much physical exertion and without much mental requirements?


--- End quote ---

Yes. That’s exactly what I do.

I even force extra sleep.
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2882.msg26673#msg26673

ps - On Day Zero (POIS onset), or Day 1, I refuse to do anything as strenuous as laundry!! : )


Paradizelost:
Ah. I appreciate the reply. Sounds like day 1 the best plan is to just adjust accordingly.

demografx:
Paradizelost, that’s just one man’s opinion (mine!).

There are 750+ registered members.

Look for more feedback :)

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