Dead tired after work. How to sustain?

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Apr 30 32 Comments

I am very tired when I get home after work. Can’t do anything useful at home. I tried getting out of work at 5PM, 4PM and even 3PM, but still tired. On the contrary, if I stay at work, I’ll be super productive till 6. Anyone else feels the same?
What do you do to keep your energy up during evening?

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Amazon bingming
    Feel free to PM me if you guys have questions on turning it around. I wake up daily at 4:30-5 and I feel very refreshed throughout the whole day and do LC before and after work and get very excited to do the problems while still having time to get 2 hours of gym time in (including commute and shower) and also cooking healthy meals.
    Apr 3012
    • F5 Networks / Engmoveon?
      How many hours do you spend on sleep, at work and commute?
      Apr 30
    • SAP Man
      How old are you, and what time do you go to bed? I lost most of my energy around 25. Probably low test.
      Apr 30
    • Oracle / Engaham
      How?
      Apr 30
    • New / Engzzzzzz-ZZ
      Write down your daily schedule
      Apr 30
    • Amazon bingming
      4:30-5 Wake Up
      5-6 Fasted Cardio, Shower, Breakfast (Oats, PB, Protein Shake w/ Water)
      6:30-8:30 Pomodoro Sessions of LC 25/5
      8:30-9 Commute to work
      9-5 Pomodoro Code between meetings, small meals between breaks
      5-5:30 Commute to gym
      6-8 Training, Shower, Protein Shake
      8-9 Do one of the following: Chores, Meal Prep, Socialize, More Pomodoro LC
      9-9:30 Prepare for sleep (Melatonin, Facial Moisturizer, Floss, Brush teeth)
      May 1
    • New / Engzzzzzz-ZZ
      @bingming Nice. Even I have similar schedule. But I can't workout after work. So that is done in morning. Since you wake up around same time as me, do you feel sleepy or tired anytime during afternoons at work ? I sometimes feel sleepy though caffeine helps. Also how many meals during work hours ?
      May 1
    • Amazon bingming
      @zzzzzz-ZZ I have 3 meals across work hours. I take a cold shower in the morning to wake myself up. If you take that route, I suggest starting off by taking your warm shower, then turning the handle towards the end. Also, I do drink coffee, but it gets completely cut off 6 hours before I know I will be sleeping.
      May 1
    • New / Engzzzzzz-ZZ
      I only have one large meal during lunch hours. I feel multiple smaller meals is better but always feel embarrassed eating alone. You eat at your desk ? Or somewhere else ?
      May 1
    • Amazon bingming
      Yeah tend to eat at my desk learning about Core CS fundamentals or just reading system design
      May 1
    • Facebook prospector
      Awesome routine! I feel tired all the time ever since I skipped gym because of stressful work.
      May 1
  • Facebook / Engthis.sucks
    I feel tried both at work and at home
    Apr 300
  • Northrop Grumman / Engthe_curio
    Stop working so hard at work. If you can’t, drink coffee when you get home. Or maybe you dislike your personal life and your work is the only reason you’re motivated. I’m not a doctor though.
    Apr 301
    • Oracle pzd
      I don't recommend drinking coffee in the evening. Might ruin sleep cycle and make the problem worse.
      Apr 30
  • Amazon bingming
    I’ve found that doing cardio fasted in the early AM gets my energy up for the rest of the day.
    Apr 303
    • Facebook zuckkk
      Cardio fasted ?
      Apr 30
    • Facebook zuckkk
      You mean on an empty stomach?
      Apr 30
    • Amazon bingming
      Yes that’s what I mean
      Apr 30
  • Microsoft treat
    Are you happy with your work? I’ve found that when it happens to me it’s an early sign of an incoming period of a burn out.
    Apr 300
  • BMO / DatakPK6y3
    Trying taking a nap after work maybe? Some people feel even worse after that though.

    One thing that helps me to be productive in the evening is to have a plan. If I come home, sit on the sofa, turn on Netflix, I would be way too relaxed to do anything. Also sofa makes me sleepy, so can’t do anything except watching movies.

    But if I don’t sit down on the sofa, but quickly eat something light, and then have a plan of what I’m going to do: gym, walk, return a purchase from Amazon, leetcode, then I kinda don’t have time to ask myself whether or not I have energy to do anything :)

    I feel like it’s best not to have the choice, not to think in the evening “what do I want to do”, because the response would be “nothing”. And I do feel like I have more energy this way and not as sleepy.

    Not sure if it would help you but something that worked for me!
    Apr 300
  • You need to get laid
    May 10
  • Yelp hibyeee
    your blood pressure is low op. exercising and increasing your heart rate from time to time should boost you.

    or you may be eating something you’re intolerant too.
    Apr 300
  • Microsoft
    myan

    Microsoft

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    Sup, brah?
    myanmore
    Take your vitamins, eat well and exercise 5-6 times a week.
    Apr 300
  • Nutanix IAfY62
    Take your vitamin b energy shots! Check for vitamin deficiencies
    Apr 300
  • SAP Man
    Same here, OP. Napping only makes it worse for me.
    Apr 300
  • Oracle tchtch
    Stop eating Indian food/ curry for lunch
    May 10
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    Swim in the morning , don't drink coffee after 6 PM. I think your sleep is wrecked.
    May 10
  • Facebook public2
    Shift you workout to the afternoon, problem solved.
    Apr 300
  • Zillow Group ckrbsgjly
    If you want to get more done maybe just wake up earlier and do things before work? I've started doing that and it's been great.
    Apr 300
  • Google / Eng
    sqrt(-1)

    GoogleEng

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    Top Contributor or GTFO
    sqrt(-1)more
    Same here. I started to leave work earlier and to take a 30 minute nap once I get home. It is helping.
    Apr 300

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