My evenings are a waste of time.
October 24, 2007 11:27 AM Subscribe
How can I increase my evening productivity (i.e. not be such a lazybones when I get home from work) ?
posted by infinityjinx to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (22 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
Without a doubt, my most productive hours are (and have always been) in the morning and afternoon. Between the hours of 9 and 5 I am full of life, energy, ideas, enthusiasm and motivation.
This would seem good, right? Except I'm chained to my desk during these hours doing relatively mundane office-y tasks, when my real passions lie in my extracurricular activities and personal projects that I can only work on outside of my day job (everything from sewing projects for my small clothing business to studying for the GRE and researching grad schools to cooking to practicing hoopdancing).
By the time I get home at night all I want to do is nap, watch TV, hang with my boyfriend and roommates, veg, and be otherwise unproductive. All motivation goes out the window, whereas earlier in the day I was fantasizing about how much I was going to get done, and wishing I was home to do it all. On the odd day off from work, I do get lots of things done and feel great about myself.
So, bottom line, what can I do (and what do you do?) to be as productive, motivated, and energetic during the evening hours as I am during the day? [Is caffeine the answer? I don't drink it and would prefer not to...]