The past few weeks for me have been pretty stressful at work - long hours, tight turnarounds, a lot at stake.
This leads to less good sleep, less energy, less motivation to train, and higher RPE during workouts. I also have noticed my waking HRV is a lot lower than average, and waking HR higher than average.
The ironic thing is that my past 15 years of work had many periods where things were similar - I’m really noticing the magnitude of the impact now because of some time off I took between jobs last year gave me a reference point on what “normal” (or more specifically, low stress) should feel like.
Do others notice similar impacts of work stress on training? Any mental tricks you use to alleviate the feeling of stress? Any other tips?