How do you find the time?

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    Jun 10, 2011 12:06 AM GMT

    This year I've noticed, it seems like I never have the time to get everything done each day, and I don't often get to do the things I want to do. I have to put things off or squeeze things in but they're nagging in my mind. Visiting RJ is an example of this.

    Does it happen with youse's alls's's? And how do you find the time to get these things done?
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    Sleep is overrated.

    There's your solution. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Please be more specific; what are your working hours, time sleeping, clubbing, etc. I believe we find time for what is important to us.
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Get up an hour earlier each day? Works well for me during times I'm super busy.
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    I do a lot of work on the computer anyway, so it's easy to flip between tabs as long of the internet is running smoothly (which is seldom lately).
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    It's time to be selfish a bit and put yourself and your needs first. Prioritizing and time management are key.
  • BoostToChase

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    Jun 10, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    I can't remember where I saw it, but I'm pretty sure there is some youtube clip somewhere that extols the virtue in being gay:
    Essentially:
    -Works full time
    -Hair always looks "fabulous"
    -Works out regularly
    -Can socialize and drink into the early morning hours
    -wake up and do it all over again

    Hell, I may have even seen it here.

    I only ever have time for the top 3 icon_sad.gif. And sometimes my hair doesn't look at all "fabulous"
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    Jun 10, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    I make time for that which is important to me
  • jimjock

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    Jun 10, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Procrasturbation?
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    Jun 10, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Things...what things? Yesterday is gone and all of it's problems and things! Until my account is overdrawnicon_eek.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    This may sound harsh, but take a closer look at your priorities. If you look at what you're doing with your time instead of what you say is important, you can find a way to get things done.
    A lot of times when people say they're busy, they mean that they've wasted a bunch of time with unimportant distractions (tv, computer, games) instead of doing what they think is important.

    You may need to plan your time better. Sometimes the solution can be as simple as listing everything you need to do for the week and then planning out what's most important on the list and looking at when during the week you can do each of those things. If you look at your schedule first thing in the morning it could help you plan out your day better.

    I used to hear a saying growing up: "If you want something done ask a busy person. The more things you do, the more you can do."-- Lucille Ball
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    Jun 10, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    Similar to Ermine and GAYMrican, I prioritize what is important to me and work from there. If what is at the bottom of the list doesn't get done then to Hell with it, it wasn't important enough anyway. The only time I feel time constrained is when I allow others priorities to take precedence over mine and those that I that I care about. It took learning to say "no".
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    Jun 10, 2011 7:01 AM GMT
    I usually set reminders on my phone since it's attached to me at all times anyways...that way I definitely wont forget.
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    Jun 10, 2011 9:08 AM GMT
    I like what the guy before me said...reminders on cell phone are a big help...but honestly i try to be realistic...not everything is gonna get done. So the important thing goes ahead of the list while things that i can wait on or just want are in the back of the line....for the most part just have a level head about business makes a world of difference.......ya digicon_biggrin.gificon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Its times like these Sleep turns into a luxury. I work three jobs, studying for my PCAT and working on a thesis. I know how you feel. Caffeine is a hell of a drug XD
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 10, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    cityaznguy saidSleep is overrated.

    There's your solution. icon_biggrin.gif



    I remember when I lived in L.A. the saying was "Sleep is for dead people" icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    jimjock7 saidProcrasturbation?


    lololol I love that word.
  • Skyeboy

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    Jun 10, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    Take things one at a time. It is very easy to see others who have found their balance and to try and match that yourself. If you try to do it all right away, things start interfering with one another and you get nothing done. Find what is most important to you and focus on one new goal or change at a time. Key thing is to find what you need and want. Don't use what others have done or acquired as a standard. I did that recently and my life began spiraling out of control. You'll get it figured out icon_smile.gif
  • Skyeboy

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    Jun 10, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    BoostToChase saidI can't remember where I saw it, but I'm pretty sure there is some youtube clip somewhere that extols the virtue in being gay:
    Essentially:
    -Works full time
    -Hair always looks "fabulous"
    -Works out regularly
    -Can socialize and drink into the early morning hours
    -wake up and do it all over again

    Hell, I may have even seen it here.

    I only ever have time for the top 3 icon_sad.gif. And sometimes my hair doesn't look at all "fabulous"


    You hair may not, but the rest of you makes up for it those days icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 11, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    Procrastubration can definitely take a chunk out of the day.. but that's nothing new. Nothing has changed in my life. I'm not a busy person, but at the end of the day I think "where did all of those hours go?". I might set myself some chores that should take 3 hours to do, and 12 hours go by without me noticing and I barely get them done by bedtime. And then I say "but I was going to go to Realjock today. I guess it'll wait until tomorrow".

    I used to be a heavy duty member of a forum, spending lots of time every day there, and now I find it hard to forumize once a week.
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    Jun 11, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    Aside from working full time, the stupid commute, and going to the gym... I probably have about an hour or two each day before I have to go to bed to get up early and do it all over again icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    Honestly, that's why I have a dry erase board. Seems lame but it helps keep things strait and allows me to have time for all the randomness that I need to get done.
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    Jun 12, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    There isn't enough time in a day to do everything I want to do. I'm always on the move and busy.
    Prioritize. Even though you want to do everything, you can't and don't stress about it.

    To Do lists work for me.

    So does saying "No" to people who constantly waste your time with useless chatter, silly social activities, whining, complaining and negative attitudes.

    Eat well, try to sleep as much as you can and most importantly, set aside a little time, regularly, to pull yourself away and chill, veg and goof off doing nothing. It helps to recharge your batteries.

    Only watch TV when there is something worth watching.
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    Jun 12, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    This year I've noticed, it seems like I never have the time to get everything done each day, and I don't often get to do the things I want to do. I have to put things off or squeeze things in but they're nagging in my mind. Visiting RJ is an example of this.

    Does it happen with youse's alls's's? And how do you find the time to get these things done?


    Prioritize and plan ahead! Is that easy!