Complete Burnout


The last couple of weeks I have been coming back either 7:30 pm or 8:30 pm from work and it has been ongoing. Last night I got home by 9:15 pm and I don’t eat anything all day long. I can’t just stop for a snack because I get too hungry, and if I eat a full meal it slows me down so much that I want to fall asleep at work.

I was so exhausted today that I was falling asleep at the wheel, I new I had to get home and just some rest. I wanted to eat Dinner, or what was Lunch, as soon as I got through the doors. I didn’t feel like I got a chance to do anything, even when I was sitting in front of my desk I was dozing off and waking up after 10 to 20 minutes. I am going to need to recharge after some time, and at this time I’m reaching a limit, I just want to pass out but the problem there is a lot of work this week to finish. I keep missing phone calls and I’m barely able to keep up with all the work. A long hot shower does help unwind and some time off seems to be necessary.  I need to pass out as soon as possible, and I need to take a few days off work when I wrap up the last of my projects.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Bader

    Marzouq, try to take food or a snack to work with you, I usually take a couple of turkey sandwiches, a few dates and handful of raw almonds, I used to just have a big meal at lunch time but like you said, after the meal all I wanted to do is sleep, so I started to have smaller meals/snacks throughout the day, and a big bottle of water which keeps hydrated all day. Working 9 hours a day (and sometimes more) with just one meal or no meal at all makes getting through the very difficult.

  2. Bader is sooo right…. if you dont’ feel like getting sandwiches and stuff like that… get those nutri valley bars from markaz sultan… they are very easy to eat and pack :)

  3. jewaira

    take care of yourself Marzouq

  4. Loca in Kuwait


    You have to eat to keep your blood sugar at a constant, when you don’t eat it dips low leaving you sluggish and probably with headaches. Bader is right, keep the meals small and frequent, that way your body doesn’t have to concentrate to much on digesting a big meal. If you have no fuel in your body how will it move or work? Could you drive Robo on an empty tank? NO you always fill up in Messilah then hit the road. You have to fill up Robo’s owner too, or your body is going to stop. Take care of yourself

  5. Bader

    I read somewhere that if you reduce your daily needed calorie intake by a huge margin, your body will start to conserve fat and start to burn muscle. On days that i dont eat much, i can feel my arms becoming very numb.

  6. I was so out of it yesterday, I slept on top of my bed. Didn’t even bother getting in it.

  7. gawwaak alla! I agree… you have to snack in between! Its not healthy what you are doing to your body! Becareful please

  8. ya36eek el3afya! that’s wrong what’s the use of all this work if u lose urself, having said that, drink energy shakes and cereal coz they stay in ur stomache for a looong time, lots of water too

  9. Having snacks throughout the day is a good idea – healthy snacks, not snickers, lays and red bull. That’s a bad idea.

    I’m proud of you and other people who work this hard, but do take breaks, do take care, pace yourself and eat healthy.

  10. Kim

    No one can maintain this pace forever, especially without food. If/when you get to a point where you can’t take it anymore, be sure to give yourself a nice long vacation (otherwise I think that’s how people snap and go crazy).

  11. Allah e3eenik buddy … at these times its a good idea to chug down vitamins just incase cause you get really vulnerable

  12. Bader: I just don’t eat snacks, from the time I’m sitting all the way until I’m done, its non-stop work. And the location of my work is far from most food places so you don’t have much options for food!

    Hamitaf La B: hmmm.. they don’t do anything for me!

    jewaira: I try, but at the time there was too much to do!

    Loca: Thanks, but sometimes you just don’t have enough time and you just push through!

    Bader: hmmm, it doesn’t work on a daily basis, I think that is over a long period of time!

    K: true dat… trueee dat

    nibaq: I can understand that!

    Ansam: Allah egaweech! I will try!

    hammoodee: alah e3afeek, thanks.. I need to figure something out with work!

    Ruby Redux: I will try to pace myself, but I have so much on my table I am literally lost!

    Kim: I know what you mean, a long vacation is needed after all the crap that is going on.. I want at least a month of but that isn’t going to happen even though I have the days!

    Laialy: Alah e3afeech!

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