Post # 1
Sometimes we are so physically exhausted that we just don’t have the energy to do anything physically. Although mentally or emotionally we’re fine.
Sometimes we are so mentally exhausted that our brains say, “derp” and we just don’t have the energy to do anything else requiring an intelligent thought. Although physically or emotionally we’re fine.
Other times we are just so emotionally drained that you just have no willpower to do what you know you are supposed to be doing. You fight yourself to try and get yourself to get to work.
I am so emotionally drained. I am sitting here fighting with myself over doing this work that I just hate and have already been through the ringer with and it’s killin’ me, smalls. I am physically and mentally capable… just not “feeling” it.
I desperately need a new job. I am waiting to hear back about one I interviewed for earlier this week.
Can anyone relate? It doesn’t have to be job related. Sometimes “I just don’t have the energy” to do one more freakin’ house chore for the day. Anything else, sure. But the dishes can rot tonight. Ya hear me?
Post # 3
I felt that way at my old job. Retail just wasn’t for me for life.
I do feel that way about certain things in life sometimes. Like hanging out with family sometimes. I just don’t even want to go there. I am physically and emotionally capable of hanging out with my family or DH’s family, but I just don’t want to.
It’s hard to explain, but I hear ya!
Post # 4
@howtobeawife: Best of luck, I hope you get that job. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Post # 6
I hear ya!
March and April are really hard months for me. Six years ago my sister passed away in April and March is her birthday month. Without getting into major details, it was very sudden and unexpected.
So on top of trying to deal with that, work and my second job working as a tax preparer, I have no energy for wedding planning. I cried my eyes out last night when I got home from work. I just don’t have energy for all this and tend to get depressed around this time of year.
I really need to clean my house this weekend but don’t think I will have time or energy. Fiance has been very supportive to me and awesome with taking over with wedding stuff.
So I understand where you are coming from!
Post # 7
@hikerchick: *hugs* I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I, too, struggle with depression the worst around this time. Hang in there! I’m glad your Fiance has been so supportive.
Post # 8
@howtobeawife: Thanks! I keep reminding myself that spring is coming!
Post # 9
I feel like that a lot. I usually do all of the housework, since I work part-time, but some days I hate it! I’ve made a checklist to help me remember stuff, so that helps. I’m also new at my job, and it’s a totally new field, so I feel like an idiot a lot of times. But keep your chin up, it will pass! Good luck with the new job prospect!
Post # 10
Ugh, this is how I was at my old job. It was so emotionally draining. I don’t love my current job, but at least it’s not taxing.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Yup. My old job working as a Customer Service Rep for medicare. It was so emotionally draining. I would get home and just want to sit in a corner and stare at the wall and not talk to ANYBODY else which wasn’t me at all.
I really hope that the job comes through for you! I am waiting to hear back about a job as well, best of luck to you!!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I feel ya. I’m also waiting to hear back about an interview earlier this week. I’ve been applying to jobs on and off for a couple years- this was my first interview. I’ve felt like a frustrated leper. I’ve got great skills, so I really don’t know why I’m being overlooked. I tried revamping my app stuff- being more “off the cuff” than professional, and it worked for this one.
I get super frustrated because the tech in my office is SO outdated that I can’t do my work, but we’re not allowed to work from home- where my computer can handle all I need.
AH! Today is one of those days for me, too.
Post # 13
I know this feeling! I love what I do (massage therapist for 8 years) but not so much where I work. It’s a chain, so doesn’t pay that well, which means I have to put in a lot of hours to make enough $$ to pay rent, bills, feed myself, etc. On the upside, it’s been a stable, reliable job in a time that has been hard on the massage industry. (Previous awesome, well-paying job at a spa that I LOVED for 4 years disappeared literally overnight when spa shut down.) My co-workers are mostly brand-new out of school and younger than me by a decade. By the end of the week I am drained on every level. Physically, mentally, emotionally, just done.
Friday nights (I work nights, don’t get home til 10:30 PM) I just want to go home, sit quietly in my jammies, then go to bed. Do not try to discuss anything emotionally charged with me, or I will dissolve into tears like a 2 year old that missed nap time.
Time to brush up the old resume, and find a job where I can be happy! (and hopefully, better paid!)