Generally, I study every single day except Saturdays & Sundays (my only days I schedule myself "off" from studying). I always write out a schedule of chapters to read everyday, including after clinical days. Lately, I've been having trouble doing anything productive after 12 hour clinical days. I get home and I just go straight to sleep, physically and mentally exhausted. Now, I'm use to working 16 hour shifts back to back every weekend as a medical receptionist (job duties include just taking vitals & accuchecks for 16 hours & charting it in the computer) & before that 16-18 hour shifts(open to close) on my feet all day as a bartender/waitress so the long shifts don't bother me. I actually perfer them. I guess I'm not use to all the manual work of lifting and turning patients, or maybe critical thinking is what's wearing me down. I'm fine during clinicals, as I load up on multiple energy drinks and coffee & seem to have endless energy those 12 hours, but as soon as I get home I crash. I'm talking as soon as I walk in the door, just going to bed for 10+ hours, skipping dinner because I'm that exhausted. Does anybody have any tips that keeps them productive after clinical days? I'm guessing what I'm experiencing is mostly mentally exhausted. I've never had a job where I constantly had to critically think before. (Previous jobs only required a few brain cells compared to my clinicals. Lol)any advice appreciated!