Work/fitness/study/social/love life balance

  • nate85

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    May 09, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    Hi all,
    Im a full time Uni student, work full time, have a partner and trying to have a social life. Im interested to hear how others manage to find a good balance, I spend most my time feeling as a balance is impossible to maintain and sadly its my gym time that tends to suffer the most.

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    May 09, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    When I was in college I also worked full time, went to flight school for long training flights 2-4 times per week, worked out 5 days/wk, and did century rides once or twice a month with 20-50 mile rides 3-4 times per week...and had a boyfriend and lived in an apartment off campus.

    Somehow I found time to study and make excellent grades, too. Don't ask me how. icon_lol.gif
  • Latenight30

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    May 13, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Now is the only time you can do it. I used to do all kinds of things, school, work, extra work, work out friends, relationships, now I'm lucky to get lunch and get home at a decent time.

    I am curious as to how do get back into working out after being busy and out of it for 2 months.
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    May 14, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    It's not a helpful answer to your question and in your situation, but at the Olympic level the "rule" was that you could do two things well: work and train, study and train - but that given the demands of training at that level, more would kill your chances.

    A settled, long-term relationship in the background was an enormous help!

    Good luck - sounds like you've got a lot on your plate!
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    May 14, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    The best way to manage each is this. Map out those things that require a set time of day every day. Work and school, I'm assuming, aren't flexable in their time requirement. So now you're left with relationship, social life and studying. Take your remaining time and divide it up among the other things. If you're a busy person, the morning is a great time to fit in your workouts. From there, social life and relationship can occupy the space not occupied by the other things, just make sure not to overcommit. When you're young, fluid plans and spur of the moment get-togethers are the norm anyway.