How do you manage your life?

Ireland
February 1, 2007 9:11am CST
I was asked something like this today and thought it was interesting. What do people do here between myLot and their life? How do you fit things in? My daily timetable is like this: Morning - Get up, get kids up, get washed, breakfast, makeup, go to college. Late Afternoon - Come home from college, start dinner, collect kids from school, come home and turn on pc. Surf myLot while checking e-mail and finishing the dinner. Do kids homework. Evening - Study, surf mylot, do some washing, make lunches for school the next day. Go to gym. (Sometimes I go to the gym in the morning instead) Also, 3 times a week I spend a couple of hours doing work for voluntary organisations.
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@sharon613 (2323)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Things have been overwhelming and hectic for me lately. I just try and take it one step and one day at a time.
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• Ireland
1 Feb 07
I try to do that too, but things catch up on me and I end up having to do 3 days of work in 1 day or less.
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@hogy86 (64)
• Indonesia
2 Feb 07
i don't understand with your talking about
• United States
1 Feb 07
I don't think I manage things as well as I should. Or if I do manage to meet my deadlines I end up turning less than stellar work. But sometimes I just try to keep to a routine and schedule. If I get behind I try to make it up the next day. But having a routine helps me a lot.
• Ireland
1 Feb 07
Having a routine or a timetable is an absolute must when you're busy.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Oh my life has slowed down a lot from what it used to be like, my daily life timetable every morning I wake up and turn my computer straight on, I then go and have my breakfast and clean up in the kitchen before I go and have a rest for a couple of hours seeing I have to start the computer so early after that I get up and clean the rest of the home, before having my lunch, I then watch some television, I then come back online to do the rest of my work on the computer, but if it is shopping day or I want to visit friends then I go and do this during the time I am not on my computer.
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• Ireland
1 Feb 07
Lucky you not having to rush around the place. Although there are some days I think I'm better off not having time to think.
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@rainbow (6763)
1 Feb 07
Gosh you are busy. Mine is a little gentler I think Kids up washed dressed fed, school and 3 days playschool. Walkdog, playschool pickup. Lunch and housework Mylot and play with little person Bong home from school, reading book, play etc Cook tea, tidy up, houseworkd bath kids bedtime story, mylot resettle kids 1000 times, mylot, chores, set breadmaker for morning read my book in bed. Makes me feel tired thinking about it - gotta get washing in before it gets dark next, lucky me. And Tesco just delivered too, aaaargh.
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• Ireland
1 Feb 07
You sound busier than I am. LOL!
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@patgalca (15050)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Feb 07
Frankly, I think mylot has overtaken my life. Every time I get online my inbox is full of mylot responses, or I go surfing for discussions of interest to respond to. I don't seem to have time to read or write anymore. This could be a sign it's time to take a break. But, I'm just getting started. LOL!
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• Ireland
1 Feb 07
I now have a separate folder in my inbox for mylot e-mails. I wouldn't be able to cope otherwise. LOL!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
1 Feb 07
Hm - interesting. OK, well I would say my normal weekday goes, get up, have a shower and breakfast, go to work, usually get online in my lunchbreak to check my emails and have a look at MyLot. Then home in the evening, cook diiner, eat with my partner when he cmes home, go onto the Net for a couple of hours to visit here and another forum I regularly visit then bath and bed. AT te weekends, I do all the weekly shopping, clean the house, clean my Father's house and do his shopping too as he is getting old now, and try and fit in the Internet when I can. I always go out with my girlfrirnds on a Friday night (it's a kind of tradition since we were all young), and I go out wth my partner, just the two of us, on a Saturday night, either to a movie or the theatre, or just out for dinner.
• Ireland
1 Feb 07
You've certainly describe a life I could live with rosie. You're very good to be looking after your dad like that. I always like to hear about people looking after their parents. I'd love to go out socialising but I don't have time. We're lucky to get out once a month.
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• India
1 Feb 07
i m a student and manage time at night from 12 at night to 2 in morning for mylot..
• Ireland
1 Feb 07
What do you do the rest of the time? How do you manage studying and stuff?
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@gberlin (3836)
2 Feb 07
I get up, take a shower, have a morning devotional, eat breakfast, feed the 2 cats and walk to school where I teach government, economics, yearbook and run the libray. Work is literally a stone's throw away. I go home for lunch. Go back to school. I surf mylot while at work during my free periods and sometimes stay after school to surf the net especially if my wife is working in the dorm. Go home for supper and surf the net or watch TV or spend time with my wife and daughter. My daughter is 27 and moved back home to return to college for another degree. She is gone all day and sometimes in the evenings. Sometimes I have evening responsiblities at school and on the weekends.
@ss2879 (132)
• India
2 Feb 07
i take things as they come :-)
• India
2 Feb 07
I think this is the good discussion in the mylot.Please think how you manage your life. seventy percent of the people in the world are living as the time table.twenty percent of the people living depends upon the situation, remaining peoples on both.But all the peoples are manage their life. In the same way i also managing my life.A man or women without managing thier life they cannot do anything. I am managing my life depends upon the situation.This is the correct way to mange my life.
2 Feb 07
Badly. Really, really badly!!!
@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Wow, you're a busy thing! Usually my schedule goes like this: Morning: Get up, make lunch, take my sister to school, go to University. Late Afternoon: Come home from University, Go to the gym, do homework. Evening: Cook dinner, walk the dogs Night (7pm on): Surf the Internet, surf MyLot, watch TV. Not as busy as yours, but busy nonetheless.
• China
2 Feb 07
have a flexible schedule sand follow my heart.
• Malaysia
2 Feb 07
Woah... u seem pretty busy and I wonder how u manage to have all the times... *salute for u* Oh btw... mine is quite suck. Unlike u, I dont used my time appropriately and productively. Usually... I will sleep in the morning or the dawn. Then wake up around 3pm or 5pm, which is sucks cuz I tend to skip my classes, even the 3pm classes. My friends are shaking their heads and I know I have to change. But it's been a habit that I live with *scroll eyes*. Every thursday, friday, and saturday I'll work parttime as a promoter, from 8pm-1am. Trying to get my life back... I mean, my biological clock... it's killing me sometimes.. I can notice that my skin is starting to get so dry and most importantly I feel like I look older and older everytime I look at myself in the mirror. I feel like my face is not as tight as it used to be. Aargh.. it's so irritating and depressing. My time management sucks
@iluvujoy (311)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I am 24 years old and I can say that I am already getting matured. I am praying to God that He will guide me in every way. My parents are still alive by God's grace and I am thankful for them coz they guide me also. I wake up evry morning with thanksgiving to God and do the routine task everyday in preparation for the work in school. After my class, I go straight to my boarding house. If there are activities, I would gladly join them especially church activities. If there are problems,I will pray and believed that it can be solved.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Sounds like you need to designate duties to others so they can help you out some... Start teaching kids to pick up their things and put them back where they belong, plus they should be doing their own homework... It's ok if you help out once in a while but you shouldn't be doing all the work or they will never learn in school or pass tests... When you get home, make them sit and do their homework while you cook and do laundry... Perhaps when the homework is done they might go outside to play or help you with some household chores... You could give up some computer time till the kids are in bed and dinner is all done...
@samfisher (109)
• India
2 Feb 07
wake up early in morning, went to gym and return back get washed, take breakfast, went to collage returing back dinner and again went to tution, came back meet with friends near home, study take late night dinner and start pc chat with frids, mylot check email and the day pass away. most of days goes like this,
@Bangalorean (1282)
• India
2 Feb 07
I live my life on one day at a time basis. Try accomodate all thatz planned the previous day and with sufficient space for the unexpected errands
• United States
2 Feb 07
good to find u busy and spending ur time qualtatively...i appreciate it
@sidddd (861)
• India
2 Feb 07
well i am 16 year old and also i go to college and i come home,browse the net,study little and enjoy the day,sometimes i go to watch films,hang out wid friends,enjoy the life left and main thing is that i have no pressure from anyone and i don't tension and i don't commit mistake,if i do,then i try to rectify it as fast and make it work together.I have many friends and i enjoy,i try to be calm,i try not to yell at anyone and like this my 16 years have passed and i am still enjoying my life... and even you don't take tension and keep rocking....