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Too Tired!

Postby Guest Posts on Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm

I consistently work at least a 10 hour day and after that and an hours commute home I arrive home so tired that I have given up on going to the gym, socialising and quite often not cooking a proper meal for myself.

I don't like the fact that I seem to have no life anymore. How do I get out of this viscous cycle?

thanks Sarah
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Re: Too Tired!

Postby Jayne Ellis on Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:47 pm

Hi Sarah,

It's so easy to fall into this trap, isn't it!

It seems to me that if you can't change either your commute, your job location or move to flexible working the answer is to really make the most of the time you do have for yourself. So plan your weekends carefully and make sure that you do things you really enjoy. Take time to do things that make you happy and energise you for the week ahead. Maybe take up something new and challenging or rediscover a childhood hobby or a sport you love. Plan your holidays carefully and make sure you take all the leave you are entitled to.

Maybe you can use that commute to do something as well, take an online course or listen to a podcast or audiobook so you can switch off and feel like its time for yourself, not just the travel to and from work.

Without being flippant, the only person who can change this is you. If you are unhappy with the current situation then take imaginary steps to plan to change it and see what that feels like? You never know this process might throw up some unexpected answers!

I really wish you all the best and hope some of this was helpful.

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Re: Too Tired!

Postby Teyhou Smyth on Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:07 pm

Hi Sarah

Consistent fatigue and burnout cause havoc in our personal wellbeing and are often ignored until they are too late.

Please read my blogs on managing stress and fatigue in order to have a better work life balance :

https://www.livingwithfinesse.com/teyho ... ng-skilla/
https://www.livingwithfinesse.com/teyho ... ing-coach/
and
https://www.livingwithfinesse.com/teyho ... g-fatigue/

I hope you might find some tips there to help you make the changes need.

Thank you
Teyhou Smyth
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/online_clinics/experts/teyhou_smyth.php
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