Around two months ago, I started my first real job. I was fresh out of university, and it was with a pinch of reluctance that I entered the corporate life of 8-7, daily meetings, and sitting 10 hours a day. Within my first week, I made some much-needed changes to my schedule. Instead of the 8-7 workday imposed upon us, I would get to the office at 7AM and leave at 6PM, right in time for dinner at home. Instead of going to the gym 5 days a week, I changed it to Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and one day on the weekend. And finally, instead of waking up at 5:50, I relaxed my schedule and set my alarm to 6.
It turned out my typical day was still a bit too stressful, and in my second week on the job, I got sick and had to take two days off work. I knew I couldn't go on like this - something had to change, and if it wasn't physical, it had to be psychological.