Recently I started working as a 3D generalist at a graphics studio. The job is great, no issues at all with anything. The money is good, work hours too, office etc.
Everything about it is just great. I couldnt be more thankful for having such an opportunity, because it's actually my first job, right after my high school. I've been learning 3D when I was studying there, because the school stuff wasnt that much time demanding so I had a lot of free time to utilize for learning something.
But now, lets get back to the topic. The job is great, but whenever I come back home I find it hard to manage my time to learn new stuff, to watch some courses or do some practice. But its not that it's impossible to get some things done, however its sometimes really hard. I have a girlfriend and a dog and they also want to spend some time with me.
Aside from that, I'm not always in the right mood or I'm just too lazy to do anything. And in the end I feel like I'm not progressing in anything at all and it really stresses me. I then feel totally uninspired, unmotivated and cant come up with anything of what could I do or make a choice on what to do next. Thanks to that I end up playing games or watching YouTube videos. Surely it's healthy to take a break, play some games and give yourself some time to rest, but this is not the case. I find myself doing this too often. Don't get me wrong, I love playing video games, its also what got me to this industry in the first place, but I don't want to feel like I waste too much time instead of actually learning.
Also little sidenote. Whatever I have to do at work, I just do it without hesitation in the best way possible, but when it comes to personal stuff, I sometimes find it hard to even get over the blockout phase.
Thank you for reading this essay and also thank you in advance for any tips and advices that could potentionally help me. Try to give me every tips possible. It might be that Im completely overlooking some fundamental basic things and concepts that are being commonly associated with my problem.
And also, sorry for my bad english. Haven't been using it actively for some time now (because of things written above)
I have a great job, but suck at time/mood managing in regards of my personal stuff, learning new things and social life.