Are you tired when you get home from work?

@Virgie60 (556)
United States
January 20, 2009 6:29pm CST
When you get home from work are you tired and would like to take a short nap? I am on my feet all day as a waitress and when I come home I would like to just sit and relax for a bit. But my husband thinks that I should still have tons of energy to clean the house, cook, wash dishes, etc. He thinks that I am tired because I need to lose 20 lbs. not because I work hard all day. Granted losing weight certainly wouldn't hurt but I still say that I am tired because of working all day. After a short break I can usually go for the rest of the night but I would like to be able to take a little break. Also I have alot of stress that I think zaps some of my energy. Am I the only one that gets this tired from working all day?
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
21 Jan 09
hello virgie sometimes when i get home from working i am tired, but i usually do not take a nap thou. i will find something else to do that is relaxing for awhile before that i have to start on dinner and get the kids ready for bed. but i totally understand why that you are tired when you get home from work. and a little break in the afternoon's like that does us good. take care and have a beautiful evening.
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Some jobs are just tiring - I work at a water park. Sounds like its just fun? Yeah right. We do have a lot of fun, but there are a lot of things to do, people that have to be taken care of and there is a lot of running...erm, walking fast. I agree with TnWoman, find something that is relaxing for awhile and then get back up and go again. I find showers and reading both relax me enough to get up and go again.
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I don't get to take a nap either but there are days where it sure would be nice :). But I would just like to take a break and watch TV or read a book but my hubby is the energizer bunny and thinks that I should be able to go go go like he does. If I can just chill for a bit then I can go until 11:00 if I have to. Ah well, such is life. You have a great evening too.
• India
23 Jan 09
Hi virgie I think everyone return home tired..especially ones with a long commute. For me, coming home is more of a comforting feeling. The first thing I do is not crash on the couch but raid the refrigerator.
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Luckily I ride a bus most of the time so I can relax for a little bit. I wouldn't mind raiding the frig but I should lose some weight. Although I always want a cup of tea when I get home :).
• United States
21 Jan 09
I'm usually pretty tired when I get home. I'm gone for at least 11 hours a day most days, and half the time when I get home I feel like just curling up and going to sleep. That doesn't usually happen though due to the little one who is pretty hyper after being in daycare.
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Yea the kids can keep one busy. Even though mine are teens it still does not stop them from needing me when I get home. Guess I should be glad cause a few years from now they probably won't be here but out on their own somewhere.
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
I observed myself while I was working and I do feel really tired after work and all I wanted is a bed. Well, every after shift I always feel relieved and then I feel tired when I arrive at home. Well, probably because I do not like my work that's why I'm feeling extreme pressure about it. well, I already left and hopefully, I could find the one I love next. Take care.
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I hope you can find one that you love to do also! After you posted I examined my job and although I don't really mind the job it is tiring and I also work with a person that is tiring (has a lot of drama in her life and talks about it alot) so maybe that is why I am so tired. Probably mentally exhausted as well and physically. Good Luck on the job hunt. {{Hugs}}
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 09
Yup, I feel very exhausted at the end of each day, especially when I have to get up early in the morning to rush out to work. And if I have to do housework when I reach home, I would most probably expire soon. So I cook simple meals and leave the housework till weekends. But the funny thing is, when I've had my dinner, taken a shower and then sit down to do my stuff like reading, watching TV or go online - I no longer feel tired. In fact, I find all these activities relaxing and can carry on until past midnight!
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I too get a second wind and can go until midnight. Although I do think that is part of my problem so I am going to try to change my bedtime and see if that will help me to have more energy. I think it doesn't help that a few nights a week I have to go to another part time job after I get home. I think I am on overload. Can't wait until we get out of debt so that I can give up one of my jobs (I have 5)