When Every Day Is Sunday

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Early yesterday, Marie Claire tweeted a link to a group of articles they have online, on how to beat the Sunday blues. Funny, that. Lately, it feels as if every day is Sunday.

Do you ever have weeks like that?

For the past two months, I’ve been getting used to my new schedule. I go in to an office in NYC three days a week, and work from home the other four days (what? you thought weekends were off limits? ha!).

It’s been an adjustment, but I’ve remained productive. But, lately — especially in the past week — I’ve felt a bit…off. My days in the office feel great. I’ve slowly been given more and more responsibility, blogging, editing, and more. And, most recently, I’ve really gotten into my latest project, in which I’ve taken over the management of their Love Buzz Twitter account. But on the days when I’m at home…well…they all feel like Sunday. I feel lazy. Groggy. And I have no interest in the humongo gigundo copywriting project I’m supposed to be working on. Though it’s a topic I’m into, it just feels like pulling teeth.

Is the faster pace of commuting/working in an office getting to me? Am I slowing down at home to make up for the extra time I no longer have? Is there a way to regain that motivation I originally felt for my other projects?

Have those of you who have juggled freelancing with a part-time job experienced this?

Help! I keep hoping this will pass, but I need to get this project done! And there are so many other things I want and need to be doing, but don’t have the drive, lately, to pursue them!

Related: Getting It Done, Motivational Trick: Fear (of Letting Others Down), How To Remain Productive When the Shit Hits the Fan


  1. Sounds like a case of the winter doldrums to me. Hope it passes soon.

    I think freelance writers need to be really disciplined to take weekends off. I know I have never managed this feat.

  2. I freelance at home and some days find it so difficult to motivate myself. I find that setting my alarm clock, getting dressed right away and giving myself a deadline to sit down at my desk (much like an office “start time”) will sometimes be the motivation I need to get my lazy butt moving! (Other times, it doesn’t work and I just chalk it up – and then work extra hours the following day or that night!)


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