I think this is the first thread I’ve ever started at CAF but I’m moved by a real sense of helplessness and bordering on despair at the moment. Throughout my life, I think the biggest battle I’ve had is with the sin of sloth. I see it undermining so many areas of my life and have almost daily, resolved to triumph over the temptation.
I know that I have worked hard… I’ve had to, raising the children and not ever having had the most domestically helpful husband. Plus I’ve always been depended on to host the majority of family occasions like Christmas and big birthdays for both my family and in-laws. So due to that, a lot of people don’t know what I’m talking about when I mention my lazyness. But it is something that I’m painfully aware of and I know that there are many things that aren’t done that could easily be done if I just rejected laziness and organised my life around industry… instead of it.
I’m looking for guidance from others who’ve been plagued by sloth in their lives and how it can be overcome. I’ve tried to adopt quotes that have the strength of inspiration that could overcome the moments when my body just falls into slothfulness like falling into a big comfy chair that it so deep and enveloping that it takes enormous effort to lift yourself out of. I find I resent that I have to take my mind away from contemplating all the amazing things in life that there are to think upon. Thinking for me is like an addictive puzzle of joining the dots or assembling a jigsaw that you’re dying to see in the fullness of completion.
I welcome any ideas, suggestions and experiences that anyone may have to offer. Thankyou so much.