Slug

imageMeet the Slug—my inner Slug.  (Yes, I know; some of you have met her already.)

She’s been with me a long time.  She’s the one who says “I don’t feel like doing X,” “it’s really so much nicer here on the couch,” “we can’t, we’re just not in shape,” “maybe tomorrow,” and so on and on. Often she manifests as a wordless energy of inertia that might not be noticed until it is too late.

Over the years the Slug has been nourished by depression and habit, and starved by periods of well-being and exploration.  She is tricky and can get her way without my even knowing she’s in charge.image

I’ve developed many different strategies to bypass her, some more effective than others.  None is 100% reliable, so it helps to have many at my fingertips.  I’ll be writing about her intermittently and sharing what I’ve discovered.

Meanwhile, here is a photo of of a tree I took on a hike last week.  The Slug tried to keep me home, but did not succeed!  Sometimes I feel like she has the energy of this granite, and it takes incredible determination to rise above her….so glad I did!

 

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3 Responses to Slug

  1. Hey there says:

    Hey! Your blog is interesting… 🙂

  2. Hey there says:

    This is so amazing… “Over the years the Slug has been nourished by depression and habit, and starved by periods of well-being and exploration. She is tricky and can get her way without my even knowing she’s in charge.”

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