I just finished my first week back at work!
And I am exhausted.
Like I said the other day, I’m trying to find a routine. At my last job, I typically worked 9:30-6:15ish and was able to walk home at lunch a few days a week to walk Bailey. There were certainly times when I was busy, but the job itself wasn’t terribly stressful. The most stressful part of my last job was that for at least half of the time I was employed there, I knew there was a decent chance I might get laid off, which did end up happening. The stress of that far eclipsed any actual job stress.
But this new job? It seems like it’s going to be more intense than my past jobs in publishing were. I have to be there at 9, and I’m pretty sure leaving at 6:30 will be a good day. There’s lots of meetings, both client and internal, and I have to be at work by 8 next Monday for a presentation. It’s going to be really challenging, but I’m really excited. I’m going to get to work on some clients whom I’d be interested in working with even if I weren’t employed there, so it will be really interesting.
I’m still trying to figure out what balance looks like for me with this new job. I worked in workouts Monday – Wednesday of this week, but yesterday I snoozed in the morning and missed my chance to work out, since I was attending a Christmas party at my physical therapist’s office.
Oh yeah, that’s the Alter-G, just chillin’ in between all the party-goers.
One of the favors was a pint glass with their logo on it that says “Recovery Starts Here” on the back.
I wholeheartedly agree.
I was home by 9 last night and in bed by 10, but I still couldn’t get out of bed this morning. Starting a new job, staying busy after work, working out 3 out of 4 days of my first week, blogging at night? Exhausted.
Before I started this job, I thought I’d plan out my workouts every week to stay on track and get them in, but, starting a new job around the holidays?
My only goals this month are as follows: don’t gain weight, work out more days than you don’t, enjoy yourself but not too much and get lots of sleep. That’s it. I want to enjoy the holidays and not stress out about anything other than getting acclimated to el New Job.
How are you going to stay sane this month?