life // 9-5 syndrome c/o LLinaBC.com

life // 9-5 syndrome.

I have been at my job for four months now. and I am so sad to say, I have the dreaded 9-5 syndrome. It’s an epidemic. but the first step to a cure is realization.

life // 9-5 syndrome c/o LLinaBC.com

what is 9-5 syndrome? it is common among the adult population. and can be detected when your monday through thursday consists of nothing more than work, dinner, sleep. repeat.

on a serious note, I have truly been struggling to find the energy & time to take on the world do anything after I get off work. but that’s not due to a lack of things to do. there is a wedding to plan [just over 3 months away], creating content for LLinaBC, about 99 things around the house. you get the ideait happens so quickly ..I get home from work, [J] & I make dinner, we spend a leisurely moment on the couch, and BAM! it’s 10:00PM. time for bed. I know my entire life would be happier if I got more done in a day than 8 hours at my desk.

do you suffer from 9-5 syndrome? what are your remedies?

15 thoughts on “life // 9-5 syndrome.”

  1. I have chronic 9-5 syndrome with an acute case of a second job. So, I can absolutely relate to the how do I get anything done and still have fun? Most mornings I try to wake up early to work out or run so my evenings can consist of social time, cooking, playing with the dog, maybe crafting something for the house and of course trying to catch up on Orange is the New Black or any other Netflix/Hulu Plus show we need to watch. I’m exhausted just typing this… but I figure with enough coffee in my system I can do anything!

    1. I am right there with you on the “acute case of a second job”. I so look forward to the weekend, only to go to my second job. boo! I like the waking up early to get stuff done. listen to this hot mess: I want to wake up early to work out, but I don’t get my blog done at night. so I wake up & do my blog. and my work out suffers. it’s a vicious cycle. I need to get my SHIT together.

  2. I have major 9-5 syndrome, not to mention an evening/weekend job! Honestly, though, spending spare time volunteering or making plans to meet friends for Sunday brunch have made it seem like I have so many more hours in the day. I’m not sure how that makes sense, but I promise that filling time with meaningful (non-work) activities makes it seem like there are more hours in the day!

    1. thank you courtney – I love your advice. and you’re right! at the beginning of last week, I made friday night dinner reservations for my fiance & I. it was something I was looking forward to the entire weekend. gives you a little light at the end of the tunnel. I’ll be scheduling more fun activities!! :)

  3. I suffer from this hardcore. It’s bad. I have SO much to do now that my wedding is over (catching up on the blog, cleaning and putting away gifts, my office redo, it’s a never ending list. But all I want to do when I get home from work is veg with my man and my pup. I think I need to force myself not to turn on the TV and not sit on the couch to eat dinner…baby steps??

    1. ahh my problem exactly, eating dinner while sitting on the couch. whoops! and I cannot even hear that life doesn’t settle down after the wedding is over. ahhh …baby steps!!

  4. Um, yes..hi. I HAVE THIS. I’m also completely aware of the fact that I might be suffering through a quarter life crisis. I’ve been getting up a tad bit earlier to tidy up the apartment and go for a short fun (when it’s no steaming hot), but it’s hard!

    1. if a quarter life crisis means a clean apartment & morning runs – SEND IT MY WAY! I don’t know about you, but I used to be able to operate & function on a mere 4 hours of sleep. now if I get anything short of 7, I am a walking zombie. oh to be an adult.

  5. Ugh yes, I went from a 9-5 job to working 3 12 hour shifts which was awesome and now I’m back to 9-5 and I just feel like it’s getting worse and worse!

  6. it’s so hard to get anything done when you work monday-friday, all day long. I am with you! for example, I really need to go to the courthouse to renew the title on our car (or something along those lines). but it is literally only open the days & hours I am at work. because that’s convenient? #booadulthood

  7. Yep, I can 100% relate but typically try to fit in a workout pre- or post-work as well. I wish I had a solution for the both of us! I just hate being tired during the week so it’s super hard to schedule nightly activities.

  8. Bleh. I feel you on this one. The only thing that has helped me AT ALL is waking up at 430am. It allows me to get an extra few hours into my day before I plop down in my desk chair and stare at spreadsheets. Because God knows the only thing I want to do when I get home is sit on my ass.

  9. I used to suffer from 9-5 syndrome. (Actually, it was more like 9-9 syndrome because I was working almost 60 hours/week.) My solution was to quit and start my own business. I’m not saying you should do this (and it hasn’t been easy), but I’m so much happier now!

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