Post # 1
I just recently graduated from college, and I am now working a full-time office job. I am incredibly thankful to have been given this position and am learning so much. However, I am having some difficulty adjusting to working 8-5. It’s just very different from being a student, and I’m finding myself tired and have little energy. I am also very concerned about putting on more weight since I don’t have as much time or energy to exercise.
So, are there any tips/experiences you can share with me to help me through this transition period in my life? I would love to hear what some of your thoughts and experiences were like when you started your first full time job!
Post # 3
Trying to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night helps. Are you able to get out for a walk during your lunch break? I once worked within 5 miles of my gym, so I’d go on my lunch break and just walk on the treadmill for a while. It really helped break up the day and also, gave me a nice “mental break” from the day.
Post # 3
How long have you been working? Every time you are in a new environment it takes a lot out of you. When I was temping (and doing super easy jobs), I was always tired. It’s the newness of it all. If it’s been longer than 3-6 months, you might just need to take a walk during lunch or schedule to get up from you desk at least once an hour and go to the bathroom just to keep moving.
Good Luck, it does get easier!
Post # 4
@SparkleSun: I went through the same thing. I can not provide any tips. I know it took my subconcious about two years to understand that I was no longer a student. There were many days my alarm went off and I rolled over and said I’m not going to class today. It took a minute to realize that class was OVER and I had to go to work! lol. I also got my first new car, a really nice apartment will cute decor, and began to travel a lot so it made the transition into adult hood pleasant.
Post # 5
Get some exercise and eat a good lunch (like a salad). Apple provide as much energy as coffee, so they make a good snack. amake sure you are going to bed early. I find sometimes if I have to be at work at 8 but get up as 6, that extra time helps me wake up and feel more centered before the day starts.
Post # 6
The first 3-6 months of any new job, whether you are fresh out of school or not, are incredibly draining and exhausting! It’s such a learning curve. Right now, just be kind to yourself – get a lot of sleep, and make sure you escape for lunch. Take a walk, find someplace peaceful to eat!
Post # 7
I also agree with the walking. I think for every hour you sit, you’re supposed to get up and walk around for about 10 minutes. I also would recommend getting an exercise ball that you can use while at the desk. Not only does it help with your posture, it also lets you exercise as you bounce away. Plus it’s fun.