Post # 1
I started my new job a couple of months ago. I love it. I love the people and the work that I do. I’d say the stress level is about a 6. I’m still starting to get into the swing so some stuff is very hard for me and my manager is very busy.
When I’m at home in the evenings and on weekends I find myself thinking about work. Not neccessarily in a bad way but it happens. I want that time to myself. Not work. If I wake up early in the morning I’m lying in bed thinking about it. It’s irritating. That time should be for me to enjoy my time off with Darling Husband and my family. I catch myself sometimes and say “now stop thinking about work and start thinking about __”. But that never works.
Does this happen to anyone else? Are there ways I can get it to stop? Haha.
Post # 3
Yeah, I think about work constantly but it’s because I don’t want to do what I’m doing anymore, so I’m always wondering how much longer am I going to be here before a better opportunity comes along. I still struggle with the idea of working a second job, so I’m constantly hoping I can just find another FT job that pays more. I wish I could just relax and not think about it…sometimes wine works 🙂
Post # 4
I’m a nurse and I legally am not allowed to take work home with me. I can’t really talk about my patients or anything. So it is easy to leave work at work. I do take a bath and read for a bit when I get home, to get out of the work mindset.
Post # 5
@MrsWe: Sorry to hear that. I hope something works out for you soon. Hmm…. I’ll try that! 😉
@Stargaze31: Thanks! That makes sense. I guess it’s good to have a buffer when you first get home to change the way the rest of the day goes.
Post # 6
@Mrs. Mustang: Thanks, I hope so too.