SRS There is never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

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  1. Exiled

    Exiled New Member

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    unrelated to this board I supposed but im having one of those days.


    I never have enough time..

    Monday through friday I work a 8 to 4:30 job.. it takes me a solid halfhour to get through traffic and home. When I get home I have about a half hour to do my laundry, dishes, clean, WHATEVER.. and then I have to go teach jiujitsu, I teach jiujitsu from 7-9 and at 6-7 I have privates setup with people (for free). typically at 9 im on my way home and am ready to grab something to eat and then shower and make sure im not a stinky bastard and then go to bed.


    Saturdays I have people yelling at me to go to lunch with them, family wanting me to come visit them..


    It's been insane since christmas for me, I dont know about all of you but.. there really isnt enough time to do all the nothing you want, is there?

    heh

    /rant off.
     
  2. Drunklands

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    I started reading a book last night called
    The Four Hour Work Week

    The guy created (and teaches people to create) an automatic business wherein he only puts in 4 hours of work a week, and makes 40k a month. Because of this, he is rich in time.

    So far the book has been really interesting. While I was waiting for the book to come in (library ftw) I read his blog - interesting stuff
    http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/
     
  3. tenxia

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    maybe u gotta say "no" sometimes to the lunch requests. take a weekend off or something.
     
  4. Exiled

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    i pretty much do that every weekend


    and what I do is I get so lazy that I build everything I need to do up for the week when I have no time to do it.


    Awesome huh!
     
  5. Amanda Ann

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    Story of my life, although I usually look forward to a few drinks come the weekend. Scheduling any kind of appointments or calling anything open standard EST business hours really is difficult for me.. :hs: I've been trying to reschedule a vaccination appointment I cancelled in December for over a month. In a sense, I feel your pain. If you find a way to make the day 25 hours instead of 24, let me know.
     
  6. METALLlC BLUE

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    I always have plenty of time, but then again I make sure that "I" come first. Time is my most precious asset. I don't allow others to take advantage of it, nor kill myself over scheduling.

    Here are some common conversations:

    Ex-Girlfriend: Mike, how are you? Can you do me a favor?
    Me: No

    Current Girlfriend: Can I call you?
    Me: I don't want to talk on the phone right now.

    Mother: Michael, I'm going to visit Aunt C, I promised her we'd be there.
    Me: You promised you'd be there. I didn't promise anything.

    Roommate: Mike can you give me a ride?
    Me: I just came in the door.
    Roommate: Uh, so can you give me a ride?
    Me: No

    Best friend: Mike, let's go out Saturday night, hit up the bar and pick up some chicks.
    Me: Maybe, I'll confirm Friday, otherwise I'm not going.

    Some random OTer: Mike, can I talk to you for a few minutes on IM? I need some advice?
    Me: 5 mins, then I'm going to bed.

    I also don't take on responsibilities that leave me with less than 3-4 hours of time for myself. I need at least a minimum of 4 days per week where I have time to be alone, to read, write, perform music, etc.

    By now you've probably figured out the key ingredient.
     

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