Burning Out From Work, Driving, and Life in General

It has been a long couple of weeks for me. I literally haven’t made any blog posts or videos for a few months now. At first, it was because I started a new job and was making a guaranteed income, so I wanted to focus all of my energy on that. I was started a new career, so it was only obvious to dedicate my time to work. It has been about two months since I’ve started working again, and I’m already feeling burnt out.

My work schedule isn’t something that is set in stone each week. For example, last week I worked Friday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. This week I opened at 4:45 AM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and start the Friday, Saturday, Sunday routine again. I know that this schedule may not seem too bad, but for me it seems like I’m running on fumes.

I, like most people, like to have a schedule to go by each week/month. It gives me an idea of what I need to do every day, and I can schedule time for appointments or for myself during my down time. The problem is that I am so tired from working hours that are all over the place, I have no energy to do anything in general. I worked today from 4:45 AM to 10:00 AM and got home at 11:30 AM. Then I slept until my fiancée came home from work around 5:00 PM. That is such an unhealthy sleep schedule, but my body just shuts down.

Part of the problem is my commute to work. I take the interstate to and from work, and depending on traffic or construction it can take between 1 to 1.5 hours to get there. That may not seem like a long time for some, but I am absolutely sick and tired of driving that much when I have to work. When I am driving home, sometimes it’s a miracle that I don’t fall asleep at the wheel. I roll down the windows, blast music, and try anything to keep awake.

The drive takes so much energy out of me, and it hurts my lower body as well. My hamstrings and IT band are so tight after each commute. My legs are sometimes in pain when I get out of the car. I don’t know how some people can commute longer than I do.

Once I move back to the city I work in, I think that these problems will subside. The commute will be so much easier, which will definitely improve my mood and my body. Sitting that long in the car just isn’t healthy. My new commute will be between 20 – 30 minutes, which is much more reasonable.

** I’m going to try to post some more blogs and videos in the future. I think I need to start doing it again because I’m too focused on work all of the time and need it for my mental health **

Hoping that I can inform, entertain, or help you in any way :)

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