I’m finding it very challenging to motivate myself to get out of the house on my own during the day with Lyra. The main problem I think is that I don’t really enjoy going out with no purpose – just going out to wander around seems like more trouble than it’s worth. I think I need to adjust my thinking and convince myself that I do have purpose for going out more than I have been (I haven’t been out of the apartment alone all week.) If the purpose is only to get exercise and prevent my going stir-crazy, then that should be good enough, right?
Maybe eventually I’ll meet people who live around here and have babies (and thus are home all day during the week) too. I really hate the process of meeting new people. Thinking about it kind of stresses me out a bit. I’m sure it’ll be easier if I actually go out and do it, but again it’s that whole motivating myself to go out thing haunting the issue.
I need exercise though, and I need to get out to prevent going nutty, and Lyra likes getting fresh air and being outside. Maybe that’s a way to frame so I’ll go out?
For now, though, I think I will try to nap. Last night was a lot of awake time.