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Thread: I'm in the doldrums!

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    Junior Member Caer Urfa's Avatar
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    Does anyone else feel like this after Christmas? I have oodles of ideas and projects and new patterns and .. and ... Every year I get like this, just can't settle to anything. Is it because I have time on my hands, the only spare time in the year, or just the letdown after a busy end of year and celebrations. To really produce I need to be pushed to the limit and time poor. Another good reason could be that we have had continual rain for well over a week and much of Queensland and northern NSW is flooded. You might think that is a good time to get organised, but I get out patterns, sort my stash, scan through my craft magazines, print off projects found by Crafty Bear, decide I am going to finish that Christmas present that has now turned into a birthday present, prepare the backing for a quilt finished 6 months ago and so it goes on. Don't give me motivational hints! I have already given myself a good talking to! But I would like to know I'm not the only one - please!

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    You aren't the only one!

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    I understand what you are saying. One really cool discovery that I have made since moving to Louisiana is that the Mardi Gras season is about to begin and that is a sure cure for the doldrums here. I hope you can find an early spring to perk yourself up! Take Care...

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    I'm there with you. Been there for a few months myself. :? Hopefully it will all pass, for both of us.

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    You're not alone - I find myself with more time now that winter's here.

    I spend too much time on this Board and trying to keep warm.

    Tomorrow's another day though. Let's think happy motivational thoughts tonight and wake up ready to go!

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    I seem to go through this most every year after Christmas. I think we just plan so much, and are doing so much that the days fly by, and then , wham! it is over and done and we have to stop and reconnect with everyday things. Give our minds time to adjust. LOL

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    I feel this way every year and i hate it!! I have such a opportunity to get so much done, but just can't seem to get motivated, its cold here, its cloudy all the time. I need some sunshine!

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    I think this is the only time of the year that we can truly sit back and relax for a couple of days. Someone once convinced me that I had to learn to smell the roses once in a while. Granted, the roses might be frozen right now, but you get the idea.

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    Join the club. I'm from Seattle and the constant gray can get to me. I do try to plan in advance each year for a new project to start after the holidays. This seems to helps. Hang in there.

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    You are not alone, but I make myself start another project right away. My mom suffers from depression and will just sit and do nothing and the depression gets worse and worse. I will not allow that to happen in my life so I find something to make me do a happy dance. I am shopping all of the fabric shops with bargains and buying for my next projects. This gets me going and excited about starting my donation quilts. Not trying do be motivational to you, just what I do out of determination not to be "down". Hope you have a "happy dance" soon!

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