I work in a very demanding mental and physical environment. It is high-stress, high-risk, high-reward. And I love it. But the time demands can be severe, which make my non-work hours VERY precious.
When I get home at night, if I get anywhere near my bed or sit still for too long I simply fall asleep until the next day. This is not OK. I have many projects and hobbies, dreams and plans that need doing and this post-work tiredness is really cramping my style. It seems to have gotten worse lately. It's worst between 7 and 9:30PM, if I manage to stay up that long I can go until midnight or so, which is my goal.
So far I've tried a few things -
1. Changing clothes when I get home.
3. Brief exercise (unfortunately just makes me more tired)
4. Avoiding the Internet (instead I spend mornings on RSS feeds)
6. Showers (helps more than anything but takes time)
So what are your best tactics for
A. Not falling asleep and
B. Feeling motivated to do your thing instead of lounge?
If it matters, I live alone and have no pets and this will not change soon. It's just me and my robots. I saw this thread and the "brush your teeth" recommendation which I will be trying tonight.