The common thing many Americans do is to plan their life around their work. This tends to lead to stress, marital and family issues and even depressing weekends, because Monday is just around the corner.
Why do we do this? Doesn't is make much more sense to plan our work around our lives instead of the other way around? Unfortunately most people cannot get over what I call "comfortable misery".
In other words, they are stuck in a rut, but it's not so bad they are motivated to make a change.
There are many things you can do if this describes you. I suggest you start by planning your goals for next year and at least 5 years into the future. I've made our goal-planning worksheet available to you for free if you'd like a bit of help getting started.