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What Makes Up Your Day

So,

We have 24 hours in a day, and personally, I like to get about 7-8 hours of sleep each night, at least during the work week. That leaves us roughly 16 or 17 hours in our days. What do we do with those hours? Everyone seems to say they never have enough time in the day to accomplish what they want, me included.

I’ve actually taken to making a schedule and keeping it at my desk at home, and the fridge so I know where all my time is going, and it goes a little something like this.

0600 – Get up, shower and prep for work
0645 – Leave for work
0730 – Arrive at work granted no commuting issues
1600 – Leave work and head home
1700 – Arrive at home and workout, and chill for a few minutes if before 1700
1800 – Suppertime
1900 – Work on freelance work
2000 – Tinker on whatever I want, usually ends up being freelance and client work
2130 – Attempt to shower about now
2200 – Crawl into bed and do it all over again the next day.

So, it seems in my day, I have about 3 hours a night to work on whatever it may be.. Freelance, projects, housework. Now, I realize many people have different schedules, less free time due to carting kids around to sports, second jobs etc.

Where does that ‘free’ time in our schedule go? I know some of mine goes to wasting time just staring at the monitor, facebook and general distractions, but when I get down to it, I’ve got maybe an hour or a little better of solid time to devote to something. Granted, I try and get some time in to relax and watch some TV during the week, and not be totally consumed by work, but sometimes it seems as I never get anything done with the time I have at night.

I’d like to know where does your time go? Do you find that you never have enough time to accomplish what you want? How do you manage your time? – Whatever it may be, I’d like to hear your thoughts.