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Not Enough Time in the Day?





Ghost Rider103
Anyone else have the same thoughts about there just not being enough time in the day to get things done?

I often find myself running out of time during the day to get work done. Staying up extremely late attempting to gain more time just doesn't always work out to well, as it lowers the amount of sleep I get, ultimately lowering my energy level for the next day.

I wake up, shower, eat, (all within 45min) then head out to work. Sometimes I even skip breakfast. I work till about 1PM till lunch, sometimes working while I still eat lunch if I get the chance to eat at all. I'll work till about 7 or 8 then head straight to the gym. After that, go home have a protein shake and then go to bed. Seems a bit repetitive but I feel like I can't catch up. I'm at work right now, slacking some on work to post on Frihost. Very Happy

What's your daily schedule usually like? Do you ever feel rushed?
standready
I always feel rushed. Everybody wants it done NOW! or yesterday if that were possible.
ocalhoun
Ghost Rider103 wrote:

I wake up, shower, eat, (all within 45min) then head out to work. Sometimes I even skip breakfast. I work till about 1PM till lunch, sometimes working while I still eat lunch if I get the chance to eat at all. I'll work till about 7 or 8 then head straight to the gym. After that, go home have a protein shake and then go to bed. Seems a bit repetitive but I feel like I can't catch up. I'm at work right now, slacking some on work to post on Frihost. Very Happy

*examines your schedule*

Ah, it appears you're working too much.
Work less, and you'll have more free time.
No job is worth wasting your life away on, after all.
deanhills
I find that if I'm thinking about time then I seem to have less available of it. If I don't think about it consciously I am more focused on the moment of doing something, and it becomes much more enjoyable. Otherwise it is a continuous routine of chores.

I go through phases, and right now, when I'm working, I'm watching time, almost along the lines Ghost Rider has described. Which tells me maybe I'm not really enjoying my work. I either should make a change, or do my work differently.
Nameless
I've been playing Baldur's Gate for around 8 or 9 hours today, and once I've showered and slipped into my jammies I might relax with a drink (well, of water from a bottle) and enjoy another hour or two before going to bed. So to answer your question, no.

/regrets nothing!
Ghost Rider103
ocalhoun wrote:
Ghost Rider103 wrote:

I wake up, shower, eat, (all within 45min) then head out to work. Sometimes I even skip breakfast. I work till about 1PM till lunch, sometimes working while I still eat lunch if I get the chance to eat at all. I'll work till about 7 or 8 then head straight to the gym. After that, go home have a protein shake and then go to bed. Seems a bit repetitive but I feel like I can't catch up. I'm at work right now, slacking some on work to post on Frihost. Very Happy

*examines your schedule*

Ah, it appears you're working too much.
Work less, and you'll have more free time.
No job is worth wasting your life away on, after all.


That's definitely the reason. However the problem is that I sort of need to work long hours to be able to make what I need to make.

I do enjoy my job, but it's the other things that keep me stressed out. I feel obligated to do sooo many other things than work it gets quite overwhelming.

Though this thread wasn't meant for me to rant / complain, I was curious about others schedules and how they compare.
Helios
ocalhoun wrote:
Ghost Rider103 wrote:

I wake up, shower, eat, (all within 45min) then head out to work. Sometimes I even skip breakfast. I work till about 1PM till lunch, sometimes working while I still eat lunch if I get the chance to eat at all. I'll work till about 7 or 8 then head straight to the gym. After that, go home have a protein shake and then go to bed. Seems a bit repetitive but I feel like I can't catch up. I'm at work right now, slacking some on work to post on Frihost. Very Happy

*examines your schedule*

Ah, it appears you're working too much.
Work less, and you'll have more free time.
No job is worth wasting your life away on, after all.


That's true. I learnt it the hard way in the army.
You should either spend less, or find easier ways to increase your income. Extra hours rarely worth your health (both mental and physical).
I believe that there's only a limited amount of time one can work his ass off and stay healthy. I mean, there are exclusions probably... but, do you dare to find out?
I visited an airplane hangar once and the guys there had a large poster titled "stress kills". Those guys work under stress, much more than most people.

About me... as I said, I used to work like that - put in extra hours, stay up late (10-11pm sometimes). That until my health started slowly sneaking away from me. I was also doing my job worse because I was tired, not physically but mentally, and I haven't really noticed that until I started working less and spend more time on hobbies, friends and other stress relieving activities.
Today I work less, I'm less stressed, and I think I'm doing an even better job than before. I'm working in electronics R&D, if that matters. Yeah obviously I'll still stay late if that's really really needed, but in most cases it's not.
deanhills
Helios wrote:
I'm working in electronics R&D, if that matters. Yeah obviously I'll still stay late if that's really really needed, but in most cases it's not.
Isn't Ocalhoun working in electronics too? And your thinking seems to be on the same wavelength too? Maybe there could be a correlation between someone who is practicing or studying electronics and common sense?
Think
ocalhoun
deanhills wrote:
Maybe there could be a correlation between someone who is practicing or studying electronics and common sense?
Think

I work with lots of other electronics specialists as well... believe me, common sense is not their strong point (nor mine either, really).

The actual connection there might be military employment.
In the military, you don't get any extra compensation for working longer hours*, so maybe that helps us notice the negative aspects of doing so.



*It gets annoying sometimes. Your boss tells you: 'we're going to start working 12 hour shifts for a few weeks because we're falling behind and need to catch up'... Do you get overtime pay? No. Extra regular pay? No. Extra time off later? No. Any benefit whatsoever? No.
deanhills
ocalhoun wrote:
*It gets annoying sometimes. Your boss tells you: 'we're going to start working 12 hour shifts for a few weeks because we're falling behind and need to catch up'... Do you get overtime pay? No. Extra regular pay? No. Extra time off later? No. Any benefit whatsoever? No.
I've got all of that in spades and then some. But regrettably no common sense.
standready
ocalhoun wrote:
*It gets annoying sometimes. Your boss tells you: 'we're going to start working 12 hour shifts for a few weeks because we're falling behind and need to catch up'... Do you get overtime pay? No. Extra regular pay? No. Extra time off later? No. Any benefit whatsoever? No.

Same here except I am not government employee and the bosses favorites do not have to work over'free'time and the group is usually falling behind because they don't carry their share of the workload anyway.
deanhills
standready wrote:
ocalhoun wrote:
*It gets annoying sometimes. Your boss tells you: 'we're going to start working 12 hour shifts for a few weeks because we're falling behind and need to catch up'... Do you get overtime pay? No. Extra regular pay? No. Extra time off later? No. Any benefit whatsoever? No.

Same here except I am not government employee and the bosses favorites do not have to work over'free'time and the group is usually falling behind because they don't carry their share of the workload anyway.
I'm in the same situation here in the Middle East. The contract that I signed when I first started working here really does not mean much. I've always regarded the negatives as a choice and as that part I can handle in the total package of plusses for being here. Those plusses have become less and less and are now leaning more in the negative direction - i.e. my pay have not been upgraded over the last five years when there has been major inflation here too. Ocalhoun's posts about living one's life as free as one can have really made me think about the need for change in my own life. I'm not sure where I want to go to next, but hopefully it will be a country with very fast Internet access, not a big industrial country, but not too small either. With a VERY low cost of living.

Good start may be to do a CELTA course for teaching English to those who wish to learn English in the developing countries, just so that I can cover basic expenses.
davidv
Quote:
Anyone else have the same thoughts about there just not being enough time in the day to get things done?


Of course! That's why I only sleep once every two days Razz
rajpk
yap
main thing is to manage 24 hours.Sad you cant get more than 24 hours a day
kitsrock
rajpk wrote:
yap
main thing is to manage 24 hours.Sad you cant get more than 24 hours a day


This. I find myself time again and again thinking about turning to drugs (the legal kind, that is). A few years ago, I read about this magical drug called Modafinil, which apparently allows user to skip a day of sleep without loss of cognitive function and/or energy. I believe they were testing it on military helicopter pilots, but haven't read about it since.

This definitely would help people get more out of a day, although I can't really say I endorse it. (which is why, although tempted numerous times, have never turned to it).
asnani04
ya...time has become a scarce resource...
ocalhoun
deanhills wrote:
I'm not sure where I want to go to next, but hopefully it will be a country with very fast Internet access, not a big industrial country, but not too small either. With a VERY low cost of living.

Take a look at South Korea... I've heard it matches much of what you're looking for.
deanhills
ocalhoun wrote:
deanhills wrote:
I'm not sure where I want to go to next, but hopefully it will be a country with very fast Internet access, not a big industrial country, but not too small either. With a VERY low cost of living.

Take a look at South Korea... I've heard it matches much of what you're looking for.
Had a friend who went there and they did not have anything good to say. Too many people per square inch, etc. etc. Probably need to stay around the Americas, or the Mediterranean, or Africa.
Very Happy
Ghost Rider103
kitsrock wrote:
rajpk wrote:
yap
main thing is to manage 24 hours.Sad you cant get more than 24 hours a day


This. I find myself time again and again thinking about turning to drugs (the legal kind, that is). A few years ago, I read about this magical drug called Modafinil, which apparently allows user to skip a day of sleep without loss of cognitive function and/or energy. I believe they were testing it on military helicopter pilots, but haven't read about it since.

This definitely would help people get more out of a day, although I can't really say I endorse it. (which is why, although tempted numerous times, have never turned to it).


This pill would be extremely useful, yet probably very expensive.

Just catching up on one day without sleep would help a ton! In a sense I'm gettin less busy, however from another point of view I'm getting much more work to do.

Frihost helps take some stress away, though. But I must say I use it almost like I use Facebook now. I always have frihost open in a tab now. Lol
deanhills
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
I always have frihost open in a tab now. Lol
Me too. This morning at home however I decided it was high time to log out and turn off my computer so that it could refresh. Last night when I was doing the MSN online chatting for the first time, Norton Virus, every now and then, was coming up with messages that I was using lots of memory. What a party pooper Norton Virus is .... Twisted Evil

Anyway, when I logged out, there were 155 Windows XP updates waiting for me! So hopefully tonight when I get home and log in, my computer is going to be in extra great form.

But yes, when it is open, Frihost is always there in a Firefox Tab - and sometimes I'm working with more than one Frihost tab at a time.

I'm a little worried however, when one has so many tabs open, is it possible for a malicious IT expert to hack into one's computer?
Very Happy
ocalhoun
deanhills wrote:

I'm a little worried however, when one has so many tabs open, is it possible for a malicious IT expert to hack into one's computer?

The only way to 100% guarantee that an IT expert can't hack into your computer is to smash your computer to bits with a hammer.

That said, the number of tabs you have open shouldn't matter at all as far as your security goes.
deanhills
ocalhoun wrote:
That said, the number of tabs you have open shouldn't matter at all as far as your security goes.
OK got it thanks!
*sigh of relief* kind'a .... Very Happy
Ghost900
I sometimes thought it may be nice to have a few added hours per day for personal time but then I realized I can find a way to fit it in the 24 hours that we have each day. Fortunately we have weekends as well to allow us to keep the house maintained and running. I am a busy person but I try to have at least two or so hours a day that I can enjoy reading or something entertaining.
standready
ocalhoun wrote:
deanhills wrote:

I'm a little worried however, when one has so many tabs open, is it possible for a malicious IT expert to hack into one's computer?

The only way to 100% guarantee that an IT expert can't hack into your computer is to smash your computer to bits with a hammer.

That said, the number of tabs you have open shouldn't matter at all as far as your security goes.

funny, funny! So true. If that hammer does not work, get a BIGGER hammer! A 40 pound dead blow sledge hammer come to mind. laugh
deanhills
standready wrote:
ocalhoun wrote:
deanhills wrote:

I'm a little worried however, when one has so many tabs open, is it possible for a malicious IT expert to hack into one's computer?

The only way to 100% guarantee that an IT expert can't hack into your computer is to smash your computer to bits with a hammer.

That said, the number of tabs you have open shouldn't matter at all as far as your security goes.

funny, funny! So true. If that hammer does not work, get a BIGGER hammer! A 40 pound dead blow sledge hammer come to mind. laugh
Remember that movie Herbie the VW? My PC (Rocky III) just rattled when I opened your comment. Shocked

It's a cheap assembled desktop model, but using even a rubber hammer is unthinkable.
Very Happy
electricfence
we do need more time in the day , i never sleep because im always busy lol
Blaster
I get up shower and go to class. I'm in class most of the day then come home eat dinner. After Dinner I do homework or study. Then I try to watch a little Tv. Sleep then do it all again the next day.

Is there enough time in the day... No not at all... and sometimes there is too much. When I go home I don't have enough time to do everything I would like to do. At school though it feels like sometimes I'm bored and just want time to fly a little bit. Usually this is like that 10 minutes I have right before i have to leave for class where there isn't enough time to do anything else...
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