Does anyone else feel physically drained after work?

New / R&D zipzap1
Mar 27 15 Comments

As the title say, after work I just feel totally drained both physically and mentally.

After a day of meeting and working behind a computer I just have nothing left in the tank when I get home.

I’ve tried switching up my routine to working out on the morning as well as eating better food and going for walks mid-day but nothing seems to offset the end-of-workday fatigue.

Anyone else experience this?

3 YoE
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  • Intel QuasWExort
    Go workout after work. Just a quick 10 minute sprint to get all the blood rushing will take out the tiredness. It's a mental thing. You'll have soo much energy after this session that you feel like doing other things.
    Mar 27 0
  • New / Product jester50
    Yes, and a couple of things --

    1) you should feel drained after a full day working hard - your brain is working and focusing and interacting with people - that takes work

    2) you don't state age, gender, family status, or commute info. All of these impact energy. I've got 2 little ones at home and I'm always tired -- I've really tried to focus on exercising harder, eating much better, and managing alcohol/coffee.

    Make sure you're in a job you enjoy and consider all the above things. Add info to dive in deeper.
    Mar 27 0
  • Amazon ˙ ͜ʟ˙
    Cut the commute
    Mar 27 2
    • New / R&D zipzap1
      OP
      I walk 15min to work lol
      Mar 27
    • Intel / Eng DonaldDD's
      Then run in 7 minutes!!
      Mar 28
  • ADP / Eng CilK47
    Get some preworkout and get that PUMP UP
    Mar 27 1
  • Cerner asdftvf
    Daily workout of at least 30 mins will help you a lot. Also try to do something new on the weekend. Anything new will do .....cooking new dish ...or walk/bike new area...paint....meet new people.
    Mar 27 0
  • New / Product jester50
    Also - try to do little workouts during the day - pushups, pull-ups, mini bootcamp. Also - east less during the day -- smaller lunch. Watch your caffeine...
    Mar 27 0
  • LinkedIn YVmc82
    I have. I experienced it less when I was at a startup. I’m not saying that’s a solution.
    Mar 27 3
    • New / R&D zipzap1
      OP
      What strategies did you use to have more energy after work?
      Mar 27
    • LinkedIn YVmc82
      I think being energized by the work I was doing and the people I was around was a great contributor to less fatigue. There was a breaking point where that feeling was lost, and I’ve been searching for it at different places since. I think that feeling is not unique to tech, white collar workers of all stripes deal with it. A good antidote that worked for my parents is compartmentalization. Your job is your job, your home is home. Don’t bring burdens from one into the other. Of course, I can’t preach, I’m still working on it myself.
      Mar 27
    • New ktFx31
      Yes the trick is not working when home
      Mar 27
  • Microsoft INuW66
    Work from home
    Mar 28 0
  • Dell / Eng
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    honestly I think a lot of this is in your head. I'm physically and mentally drained after work unless my friend from out of state is visiting and when she's in town I'm up for anything after work. Just a matter of motivation ;-)
    Mar 27 0