So I was reading this book some days back (I believe it was 'Atomic Habits') , in which the author says, that unless you change your mindset from "consumption" to "creation", you will be stuck with consuming more and producing less irrespective of what your goal is (or something similar to that effect).
I believe I'm one of those who switch from a "creation" to a "consumption" based mindset, once the day job ends. I believe its mostly due to mental fatigue, where you've given your best to the day job and feel completely spent after working for 7-8 hours.
I mean I can do some basic stuff like checking out a new tech or read some article, but find it incredibly hard to build anything of value with the same energy which I give to my day job. Its often the case of 1 step forward and 2 steps back, where I try to maintain high energy after work for a day before falling back to Netflix instead of picking up the laptop at the end of the work-day. My day job is not that brutal as compared to many (its mostly 40-45 hours per week on most days), so I feel I shouldn't be that tired at the end of the day. I constantly hear of people who work 80-100 hour work weeks, and cannot help but wonder what are they made of ?
Are there anyone who've been in similar situation before ? Any tips / techniques that has helped you get around this ?