Woman rants about how her 9-to-5 job takes all energy out of her and she is left with nothing to invest in her physical well-being.
In this day and age, it becomes challenging to maintain a work-life balance. Every area of life somehow seeps into each other and in the end, makes a mess of a person's physical and mental well-being. Suzi—who goes by @jacuzzionsuzi on TikTok—rants about how she can not look after her body while simultaneously working a desk job. The job is so overwhelming to her senses that after reaching home, she is left with no energy to work and take care of her body. She understands that making time for her well-being would help her in the long run, but it is simply not an option. She hopes that people stop judging this life pattern and blaming individuals going through such situations since they have no choice or specific energy.
The whole rant takes place in Suzi's car. She begins by making a strong statement, "Can somebody please normalize getting ugly and fat after working a 9 to 5 job?" Understanding the implications of her statement, she took it back, but it reflected her frustration. The woman is slumped with work, is troubled about her physical health and at the same time, is unable to do anything about it.
The woman explains, "But like, the last thing I wanna f*****g do after sitting in an office all damn day is to take care of my body, b***h." Though she doesn't reveal her job, it is evident that it takes all the energy out of her. To deal with the stress of her work, she indulges in delicious meals, even if they are against her body's well-being. It is a regular pattern now for most of the working population. As reported by The American Institute of Stress, 62% of the working women population deals with high levels of stress and fatigue due to their professions compared to 52% of men.
Suzi adds she does not want to stretch during breaks but "eat this f*****g Chick-fil-A sandwich. Is that too much to ask?" It happens when people get into adult mode and have to pay bills. The jobs are necessary to live a functional life, but one's health is not a guarantee in the whole process. The woman also touched on the struggles related to living such a life. She shared, "I've been having the worst f*****g bowels lately because I don't take care of myself, but I don't wanna do anything besides f*****g lay my ass down when I get home from work, OK?"
The problem lies with motivation. In today's era, work is not a part of life but a lifestyle people adopt to survive in the race. They are well aware of the harm that is getting done to their body. Suzi admits, "I know that working out makes me feel so much better. I know that if I go to the gym for more than 5 minutes, like, I will feel so much better." However, her body clock doesn't allow her to do these things. She goes back to her home and lays down on her couch to get energy to invest in the next day. The central focus of life becomes the job, not health because that is how society has structured it.
The comment section related to Suzi's predicament. @walkingtaco3000 shared her own experiences and wrote, "No, literally, I've gained like 30 lbs from a desk job." @sieraakirkk completely understood Suzi's sentiments and commented, "This has been my problem lately, especially in the winter."