Has anyone seen my energy?
. . . and if so, could you please return it to its rightful owner?
Seriously, I quit working almost 6 months ago and have been getting PLENTY of rest, but one of my biggest complaints that my husband hears from me almost every day is about how tired I am.
I'm not so sure "tired" is the right word because I don't think I could fall asleep, but I'm weary, lack motivation, my head feels heavy, and I just want to lie on the couch. Going upstairs to get dressed seems like too much effort some days.
I don't know if this is part of the adjustment phase or if I need to see a doctor. I do see one regularly and all tests usually come back fine, but some days I have to wonder.
I had big ideas and plans for today, but instead hardly did anything besides feed myself. Now SOME days I go to the gym, walk the dogs, clean the house, etc. but most of the time, I'm too weary (or depressed?)
I have always suffered from anxiety and panic attacks and it's one of the reasons I retired somewhat early (62) but it's gotten a lot better in the past few months now that I left my high-stress job.
But now the little things that I used to take in stride cause me anxiety, or maybe i just notice it more now without all the distractions. I wonder if anxiety is now going to cause fatigue, whereas before I was running on pure adrenaline and in a constant state of stress and exhaustion.
Anyone else find themselves MORE tired since retiring?