Originally Posted by xanthous
I have loads of stuff I could do, but I wish I could not do something and feel like that's OK, too.
This is how I get past that whole vicious cycle: I pick one or two chores that really need done that you don't do every day, such as clean the stove or the bathroom (thanks for reminding me, manduck
), and do them. Then I sit down and enjoy myself for a few hours - I'll read, surf, play some HOMM on my PC or do some of my crafts. Then, I'll get up and do another one of those chores, which, in turn, earns me another break of a few hours.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Doing those chore makes me feel productive, and erases the "guilt" that I would feel for just sitting around and relaxing.
I also buy myself some of my favorite dark chocolate and choice of tasty beverages to have on hand as a special bonus while I'm doing both the chores and relaxing.
Oh, and don't pick a chore that's overly tiring or takes more than an hour or two. We must have balance, y'know.