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23/09/2013 at 20:24
Slightly off topic post, but does kind of tie into TTC.
I work 50 hours a week and find that during the week I'm extremely tired (cough lazy!). It means that I don't come home and do much other than watch TV, play on the internet (cough googling pregnancy symptoms or similar) and dread the next working day.... (and have lots of cuddle with H of course!). Similarly, at the weekends, unless me & H have planned something its the same! Anyone else like this?
I really must start trying to keep myself more busy and limit the time I have spare to obsess over TTC but just don't know what to keep myself busy doing. What do you get upto in your personal life? Any suggestions?!
23/09/2013 at 20:47
My life consists of exactly this (minus the googling of symptoms and less hours of work) so I'm no use to you unfortunately!
23/09/2013 at 21:06
Star I always wonder if its just people with kids that tend to be always busy!
23/09/2013 at 21:07
We've not had much going on in our social life since we got married. My job has been super stressful, too. I've been lucky enough to have Paris suddenly come up, so I've been sorting out things around the house, clearing out and taking things to charity shops, etc.
23/09/2013 at 21:15
I always wonder how the other half live and how they keep themselves entertained! I need to find a better balance between being lazy / chilling out and keeping busy. Before I turn into a working couch potato!
Wispa I'm super jealous over your 6 months off work! I think I'm meant to be a lady of leisure too!
23/09/2013 at 22:07
I do loads of stuff. H and I rarely fit still for long. Both of us have full time jobs, which we enjoy & find challenging at times. I'm an artist, plus do lots of crafts, sewing, crochet etc. I rock climb, run a scout group, I'm doing a MA, and I've just taken up running!
23/09/2013 at 22:34
I can't help as I am also a bit of a couch potato. During the summer holidays I was quite good at doing things and exercising more (TTC providing the incentive) but now I'm back at work I am back in a rut. TBH, I'm not sure I need a hobby, I just need some energy to exercise and less work to do. I agree something to stop me thinking about babies would be handy!!!
23/09/2013 at 22:57
Same here!!! Thank god its not just me.
24/09/2013 at 07:40
I'm up at 6.20am every morning to get to work for 8am. I've got a 45-60 minute drive each way depending on the traffic/weather. I teach fitness classes 3 nights a week (cut back from 4). On a Tuesday I'm out the house from 7.15am until 9pm because I go straightto teach my classes after work. I try to fit my own fitness in amongst that so I run on Saturdays and Sundays. When I'm not working I'm exhausted so find getting stuff done round the house a real chore.
So basically I can't help either lol
24/09/2013 at 08:23
Glad to hear I'm not the only couch potato here ;-) I always feel so lazy! I really should start exercising but I just can't be bothered. I've even turned into a lazybones with housework (we've ended up getting a cleaner!) and food choices have turned into whatever is most convenient / quickest. A baby will save us?! Lol! :-)
24/09/2013 at 09:21
My life follows the same cycle of work and sofa!! I was actually looking at some evening courses on line but I have missed the start dates for most of them this side of Christmas, but I think I'll definitely look to do something in the new year.
24/09/2013 at 09:35
Another one with no life here. H works away most weeks and by the time he gets home for the weekend he's tired and just wants to sleep anyway. Sometimes we make a real effort to get up and go on a day trip somewhere, but those trips are few and far between!
24/09/2013 at 10:02
We have shared residency of my 6 year old step daughter so we're half as busy as those with kids.
I work days (8am - 5pm) and H works nights (9.30pm - 6.30am), so we have evenings that we share. We joined a gym a month ago so we spend every evening without the LO at the gym and every evening with her down there swimming. Every other child free weekend H tries to do overtime or night fishing with his brother and on the weekends when we do have her its normally jam packed with a variety of kid friendly activities and we're normally up from 7am and dont sit down till 9pm when shes gone to bed. Its fun though.
Every day shes not around shes all we talk about it. Some people probably find it quite lame that when we dont have her, we dont really do coupley things, occasionally we'll do dinner out or cinema and stuff, but mainly we get on with normal life and just countdown till she comes back. Shes very spoilt with our time and attention but i dont think thats a bad thing.
24/09/2013 at 10:12
Ditto here as well, work has been utterly horrible recently so I've often not been home till nearly 9 but even on a good day when I leave work bang on time I'm not home till around 7 (subject to traffic). My friends don't live close by so it's near on impossible to arrange to do anything on a weeknight.
My plan is that once we have moved and my commute is much less we will get out and do more but I suspect I will still be a couch potato - especially in the winter!
26/09/2013 at 21:05
I'm currently in teacher training, and hoping it will be a more family friendly career. I get that the hours are long, but outwith school hours it is pretty flexible, so long as the work gets done every day. In theory, I could start work at 6am/7am, do marking, get set up for lessons each day, etc. This would allow H to drop (imaginary) child off at child are, just before 9am, and I could pick up around 4ish...assuming that there are no staff activities in school that evening. I would need to put in a lot of hours at home for lesson planning, reflection, and extra marking, but I could work that around (imaginary) baby sleeping. I also believe that I will get a greater sense of satisfaction from a career in teaching, and will therefore be a happier person in general.
A bit of a ramble there, but basically, I think being either always busy or being lazy is fine, so long as you are happy and fulfilled by what you do, and are able to find some level of work/life balance.
26/09/2013 at 21:12
I find that I'm only ever extremely busy or extremely lazy, there isn't much in between. I leave about 7:10 in the morning to get to work for half past, then I tend to leave around 5:30-6ish. All I do most evenings is watch TV while catching up with work.
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