(Closed) How tired are you after work?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: How tired are you after work?
    I have a ton of energy & I'm ready to enjoy the rest of my day. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I'm a little tired but still have energy to do other things. : (53 votes)
    38 %
    I'm exhausted & don't want to do anything else. : (80 votes)
    58 %
    Something else that I'll explain... : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 17
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    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Amayansong:  Yep! It’s great just slumming it up in sweats/pjs and no more makeup, just being lazy and watching tv. Sometimes in the winter I even nap in front of the fireplace with my cat before dinner. 

    Post # 18
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    my job is not physically draining, but mentally, so i voted exhausted. i work in an extremely hostile office where we are all in contant fear of our jobs and backlash from upper management comes on a daily basis. bythe time i leave, im so tired i just want to curl up in bed. im looking for a new job, but with the economy such as it is and no college degree, its not an easy task

    Post # 19
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    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2019

    I’m exhausted after work. And it takes a lot of willpower to go to the gym afterwards. But since I go into work at 8 I can’t convince myself to get up early enough to go in the morning. Pretty much I just go to work, go to the gym, and go home. I like to have that time to unwind and not talk to anyone, haha.

    I work a regular 8-5 job five days a week but there are days where I have to stay anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes late to finish stuff up; I do get overtime though, so it’s all gravy to me.

    But I don’t get why I’m so tired though. I have a big desk and I have two computers and all I have to do is roll in my office chair from one to another, lol. The only times I get up are to go to the printer, the bathroom, or to bring papers to someone’s office. I think it might be the environment though. Sometimes the phones ring off the hook all day and by lunch time I start twitching every time I hear a phone ring and I can’t concentrate.

     

    Post # 20
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    468 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m not even large chested…but first order of service when home from work=rip your bra off and ideally throw it across the room! Am i right? underwire…oh god

    Post # 21
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    468 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @misskittenn:  maybe it’s mental fatigue, not physical. I don’t have a job that’s very physical either…when I start feeling really tired I suspect that I also need to improve my diet and physical exercise. 

    Post # 22
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    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2019

    @FrenchNewlyWed:  I’m thinking it is too. I work in the sales area, even though I’m not sales, and it is so very stressful. Some days I don’t get any work done because I have to help with phone overflow.

    I try to eat decent, and I get up and walk around whenever I can. Sometimes when I’m printing a lot I’ll walk back and forth between my desk and the printer and stack up papers. But when you’re used to being on your feet a lot you’re used to getting way more exercise than that, I guess.

    Post # 23
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    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m so worn out at the end of my work day.  I work out 2 days a week or so after work but after that I just go home and collapse!

    Post # 24
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    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am pretty tired, I leave the house at 7am and get home 7pm but I have an hour train ride on the way home so I usually have a nap and then I feel awake enough to go to the gym.

    Post # 25
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    358 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m pretty tired.  I am usually up at 6 to go to school then have an hour or two off for lunch and then go to work which is a very active, outside job until 7 or so.  By the time I get home have just enough energy to do a few little things and then get in pjs and study till I can’t stay awake anymore.  But I feel less pressure now that I’ve realized this and planned for it.  This semester the weekend before I make all of my lunches and dinners for the upcoming week, along with a stocked variety of snacks, do laundry, grocery shop, do as much hw as I can, and deep clean my house so during the week it’s all taken care of.  I also fit active, fun things in on the weekends to keep my sanity during the week

    Post # 26
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I work in a pub and am about to go back to Uni after the summer. My shifts are either 11.30am til 5 or 5pm til about 1am. When I have to fit that around uni I’m gunna be even more tired than I am now! But I like either having my evenings free to spend with Fiance or having all day with him before I go to work at 5. We’re both at uni so he is off all the time atm as he’s not yet started his job. Could be worse, but by Thursday this week I’ll have worked 6 days/ evenings in a row without a break so I’ll be pretty damn tired! 

    Post # 27
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    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My job isn’t really stressful or physically demanding, but I get up at 4am, drive an hour to work, then an hour home afterward. Sometimes I’m fine, but other times I go straight home and take a nap. I’m a night owl to begin with so the early mornings are difficult when I go to bed at midnight. Luckily I work at home 50% of the time so every other day I get a break.

    Post # 28
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    293 posts
    Helper bee

    Shattered, normally! I can’t do much about it at the moment though. 

    Post # 29
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    11744 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I voted exhausted but I’m pregnant right now. Usually I’d be a little tired!

    Post # 30
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    2530 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’ve found I can get things done if I don’t sit down when I get home.
    I try and immediatley do some useful things if I’m feeling peppy: wash dishes, sort laundry, tidy up, make dinner, etc. That way I feel a little more accomplished after I get home from work. And actually, I’ve found that sometimes it’s a good way to give myself a little energy jolt, sort of like “oh hey, I feel really good about putting away all the dishes, I’m going to keep cleaning!” 
    Once I sit down, it’s usually game over – suddenly I’m very tired!
    But if I get a few things done at home, I feel OK that I’m being lazy!

    I think the exhaustion factor also depends on a few major non-“work or time” related things… like how much sleep you get at night (and not just how long you sleep for, but how is the quality of your sleep?)
    It can also depend on what you want to get done after work. If I try and cram too much on my “to do” list, I get exhausted just looking at it.

    My job has been a tad mentally draining lately, so I try to give myself some things to do at home that perk up my brain, otherwise I feel like a useless sloth. 🙂 

    Post # 31
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    1031 posts
    Bumble bee

    I absolutly need to sleep when I get home from work. Although my work situation is a little bit different. I work in the travel and tourism industry, thus I am away either 5 or 6 days at a time and work 17.5 hour days.

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