In the Meme Time: Standing Still


Standing still

Now it’s your turn: How do you get back on track when you’re suffering from inertia? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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  1. For me, inertia usually means I am either exhausted or overwhelmed by too many tasks. My solution for exhaustion is to read 2-3 books and not much in between. For too many tasks, I start writing a list, and then tackle things on the list in the order I wrote them down…no prioritizing or sorting, just do. Once I have 5-10 things checked off, I usually get my momentum back. I had to use this during seasons at work, because I would be crushed with details that had to be sorted, and I’d get to the point I couldn’t think. The to do list first draft often had 50 items on it, and more would come to mind as I started,(which went to the bottom of the list) but if I only focused on the list and took no phone calls for a day, I could breathe again! It works now that I’m home all the time too, but I’ve only had to resort to the list once or twice in three years! 😊

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    • I do agree that reading helps you recharge, particularly good fiction. I’m intrigued with doing the list in the order that you wrote the items down. I literally never thought of doing that. I’d either look for the urgent tasks or the enjoyable ones. But I can see if you just plow through, you have a greater possibility of getting everything done in a fairly efficient manner.

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      • I finally figure out that stopping to prioritize didn’t help then I was really stuck, and often the first item or two was probably what was bothering me or causing the paralysis!

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  2. That’s how I feel right now. I read the posts for the over 200 blogs I follow, and I do my likes and comments, but I can’t find the energy to write on my own blog. I read yesterday about teh Supreme Court allowing Florida to make ex-felons pay fines before they can vote, although the state doesn’t know how much they owe, and when they go to vote, they will be prosecuted because no one will tell them of this latest policy change, as the state is not required to do so. So, I want to rage against going backwards in race relations, but I don’t want my blog to be a downer, when it’s supposed to be a place to write stories and poems that give people hope in help from heaven. Where do we find hope today with such hate and nastiness in politics, in religion, in all aspects of American life and once again being afraid to be black in America? So, I am stuck!

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    • I’m not up on this issue. In some states, ex-felons can’t vote at all. It seems crazy to require payment of fines to vote. What about all those people who have unpaid parking fines–what if they had to pay up to vote? It just seems to me to be a ploy to make the lines longer. This is not democracy in action. I agree–what were they thinking?! Florida is a crazy place.

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