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I Need "Down Time"

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    Last Night

    OMG last night was the night that I needed it the most. I left the bookstore and had a total melt down. I just need a little me time once in a while and I recognize it but I think the X does too and that's when he's the worst about giving it. He gets tons of him time and I get...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    Some Days, There Is No Time

    to even shave. this working 12 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week is really starting to wear me out. 6 hours of sleep is never enough. Running to the job, answering phone, pushing projects forward, and grabbing a quick bite to eat all the time leaves me very little time for...
    concretecon concretecon 41-45, M Oct 27, 2008

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    Yeah..

    Almost vaction time from work again!! Bahhh to much that place man just toooo much at times.
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M Sep 11, 2008

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    I Have Learned

    That I do need "down time". It was partly why I took yesterday as a "ME" day (although I still answered mail) lol. Even when I'm taking a "ME" day, I'm worrying about my friends & checking up on 'em. Mahahahha!!!! That's okay though...Can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6, 2009

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    Down Time Is Important.

    We raidsed eight girls and balanced two careers. It was all possible because  we recognized that we needed time for ourselves. Things can become really frustrating if you don't take time to recognise your own needs, Please remember to do so,
    retiredmother retiredmother 56-60, F Jul 12, 2009

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    Yes, indeed, after being judged as unfit to be in a relationship, this is certainly what I need. ALONE TIME!!!!!!!!
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I need a week where I don't talk to anybody just me and music and crying.
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    I think it's very necessary for everybody to meditate. Get closer to God and in touch with your own spirit.
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    There are things in life that I wish for - a better life, more time with my close ones, getting fit etc. Yet my laid back attitude is working against me, with me doing nothing and...
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