Dang, This Work Thing Is Exhausting


This is me. Every night after I get home from work, eat a microwaved frozen dinner, and hug my kids.

Why am I so tired? It’s not like I’m doing physical labor. I write copy and think of stuff.

I get a decent amount of sleep each night.

But I just have no energy to clean the house or being super mom.

Blergh. I need to get my mojo back, people!

12 thoughts on “Dang, This Work Thing Is Exhausting

  1. Liz Aguilar says:

    Amen, Sister! For a minute there, you look almost like me. When I get home from work, I am exhausted and I feel like I’m done- don’t bother me, just let me be. As I do my daily routine( no house cleaning until the weekend) I am often left feeling guilty, somewhat like bad mother who has no energy left for her children. The price we pay as working moms!

    1. Liz, I’m glad I’m not the only one. This weekend I busted it to clean my house so that I have more time on weeknights with the kids. Nothing worse then coming home and having to deal with a mess — AND being tired and trying to have quality time with the kids.

  2. This drives my husband crazy, but I am the same way!! I work in an office and read on the computer all day, but I come home and want to just pass out. He does physical labor and is on his feet all day, but he finds the energy to cook dinner and occasionally clean the house in the evenings. What is this all about?!!

  3. I understand, Susan. Totally. Do you have someone to clean your house? I try to bring someone in once a month to do it from top to bottom so I only have to do the mission critical things (scrub bathroom, vacuum) each week.

  4. It’s helpful when you have an au pair who can at least have all the kids’ laundry and dishes done when you get home. That way you can play with the kids before crashing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mental labor as difficult as physical labor, and I’m exhausted by the time my son is in bed and can’t do anything else either. But I wonder if you need to be tested for a physical ailment such as anemia or vitamin B deficiency just in case?

  6. As hard as this is to probably hear, it might help to introduce more physical activity into your routine, i.e. exercise {ducking head from the blow just aimed at it} 🙂

    I have a desk job and have struggled over the years with my energy levels. What I have found to work best for me is to get to exercise 2-3 time a week. Nothing fancy – 20 minutes of cardio followed by some free weights, or a fun dancing type exercise video instead – something.

    It is hard as you know what to break the cycle of being exhausted all the time. But exercise really does begin to give me more energy. Which carries over into other areas of my life and allows me to do more.

    This may not be the answer for everyone, I know that, but just thought I would throw it out there. Easier said than done, I know!

    1. Nah, I know you’re right. I’m working on it. We do have a gym at my office, and I need to use it more. I also know that good nutrition leads to higher energy. Need to work on that, too …

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