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    Hello everyone! This is my first time posting on the forum, other than the "obligatory" meet and greet. Iím 28 years old, 5í3, starting weight 111 lbs, and Iím 3 weeks into the Primal diet. So far I have lost 3 lbs. Iíve cheated on the diet a few times, but for the most part Iím not having a difficult time transitioning to this way of life. Itís interesting Ė I feel physically well, I donít feel bloated and uncomfortable in my own skin, I have more energy, and yetÖ.I am miserable on a daily basis. Why? I have a desk job where I sit in a cubicle with no windows anywhere for 8 Ĺ hours every day. I find the work dull, and feel like I want to jump out of my chair and just never come back. Why do I not then have the motivation to get out? I keep asking myself if itís the money, the benefits, or if Iím just comfortable. I think itís all of that, and the fact that Iím afraid to make a change, and afraid to find that Iím just as miserable doing something else. Is it just me? Do any of you ever feel this way? How do I get out of that type of thinking? Thanks for any and all comments.

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    I used to work in a big metal building with no windows. The only sunlight came from the big cooling vents high up near the ceiling. I can relate, it sucks the life out of you. I found it better to take a few minutes to walk around, even if it's just (in my case) the department where I worked or (in your case I guess) walk around your floor or take the stairs to another floor and walk around there. It will at least trick your brain into thinking you're exploring something new.

    BTW, I went back to school when I was 28 and changed careers. I fled the building with no windows and never looked back. I took a pay cut because I completely changed careers, but I've never been happier. There is no monetary value on that.
    If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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      I've been thinking about going back to school a lot lately. I know that I'll probably also have to take a pay cut, but you're right. I just have to do it - money will never make you happy. Thanks!

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        I worked 3 14+ hour days in a row...from roughly 430am to 630pm. During the winter I didn't see sunlight for 3 days a week. It was very depressing.

        I had an advantage though, with the 3 day schedule. That gave me 4 days to actually work a part time job that helped pay for the college classes. But I recommend you do it. Don't let your career be something you regret when you're old.
        If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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