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Not enough hours in the day

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2014/12/15 18:33:34 (permalink)

Not enough hours in the day

I'm struggling to find time to do everything I want to do lately.
 
Work takes up a significant portion of the week obviously. Then factor in the gym. Then girlfriend.
 
I rarely see friends or family as I don't have any locally and the missus takes up most of my weekends.
 
Then I've got sport, coaching (which I've all but knocked on the head lately), trying to learn a language, trying to self-study for qualifications/job, doing some coding/website work, music production and DJing, and then I like my downtime watching movies and playing games. I just don't physically have enough time to do everything I want to do, and there's not really anything I want to stop doing. 
 
I wish I could sleep less, I average 6-7 hours and suffer from it, I tend to need a good 9 hours to be at my best.
 
Any time management suggestions?
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    Floydy
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/15 20:32:16 (permalink)
    You need to manage to fit most of this in here mate without burning yourself out. Just do a little less of everything, or miss things out some days and get back to them when you have more time.
    Imagine if you had a baby or toddler as well - most of the above would go out the window. :)
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 01:57:42 (permalink)
    I have to sacrifice my sleep mate....I work six twelve hour shifts a week , Takes an hour to get to work then an hour to get back....I have a wife and three kids under the age of eight and a dog that needs walking....I still manage to train four times a week....Don't ask me how I fit it all in but I do....I do only sleep for four hours a day after a night shift so I guess that helps.
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 02:00:25 (permalink)
    You really saying you don't get to sleep at work? You're a security guard ffs lol.
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 02:06:39 (permalink)
    That's some proper grafting that Stevie.

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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 02:23:36 (permalink)
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    You really saying you don't get to sleep at work? You're a security guard ffs lol.

    Lol I do security for a championship football clubs training ground and it's in the middle of nowhere but a couple of miles down the road is a rough council estate and they are always trying to get on site , I wouldn't fall asleep for fear of them having that extra 30 seconds on me lol.....Although don't get me wrong I have come close a few times lol.
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 07:00:39 (permalink)
    choose and prioritise... people want to do too much these days, you cannot do everything you want or would like so choose and prioritise... job done... just cos you choose a today doesnt mean that you cant do b tomorrow
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    Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 07:09:52 (permalink)

    *animal*

    That's some proper grafting that Stevie.




    Yeah fair play mate, lot of work right there.
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 08:25:08 (permalink)
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    You really saying you don't get to sleep at work? You're a security guard ffs lol.

    Lol I do security for a championship football clubs training ground and it's in the middle of nowhere but a couple of miles down the road is a rough council estate and they are always trying to get on site , I wouldn't fall asleep for fear of them having that extra 30 seconds on me lol.....Although don't get me wrong I have come close a few times lol.




    Fair play. That's not like most security guard jobs I know. The blokes I know who do it make it sound like easy money but I suppose it is when you're doing the nightshift in an empty office block. There's nothing else to do but sleep.
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 14:49:07 (permalink)
    Getting rid of my television has saved me a lot of time.
    Not saying this is you, but I am constantly hearing people say they dont have time for this and that, yet they are happy to veg out in front of the telly in the evening.
    Also look at other activities, Maybe cut down on the amount of cleaning you do around the house etc.

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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 15:14:23 (permalink)
    Lose the job mate
    It affects your sleep, takes up a lot of your time and probably is negatively effecting your training programme
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 16:19:58 (permalink)
    I wish somebody would invent a sleep pill.  Just pop one and it gives the effect of seven hours.  Sleep is such an inconvenience... 

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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 16:55:13 (permalink)
    Security guard jobs must have changed from when i was a nipper, especially the night shift.
     
    On night shifts the security guards usually had to go round the premises every hour or every couple of hours and insert a key into a device that recorded the time etc to show the guards were patrolling the site and not sleeping on the job.
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    Re: Not enough hours in the day 2014/12/16 17:53:40 (permalink)
    I generally try to combine interests when I can, some don't like to do this but when time is tight and I still want to enjoy certain things I will. For example when I have a coding project but still want to watch a new episode of a series, I'll just code whilst watching it, not as efficient as coding by itself but still get enough done in that one hour to warrant it. Or just have an evening a week dedicated to each thing, one evening do coding, one evening djing, etc. Only thing I can really suggest, or work out where in your day you're wasting time?

     
     
     
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