Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Need "Down Time"

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I find that the busier I am,

    the more down time I have. I don't know if I really have more down time or if it just seems that way because I am so efficient - I have to purposefully not do anything - or I just keep going and going until I can't stand it any more.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Jun 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I hate hearing how tired people are in the morning, when they get 8-10 hours a sleep a night. -.- My mother gets that much sleep every night, and every morning complains about...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    in need of one.. best if they are 18+ and live in the ocala area
    itsjusmeg itsjusmeg 18-21, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    in need of one.. best if they are 18+ and live in the ocala area
    itsjusmeg itsjusmeg 18-21, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my fiancee woke me up today and told me I was going to get a punishment for breaking his number one rule. while the punishment hurt it didn't hurt nearly as bad as I expected it...
    mistreszmayhem mistreszmayhem 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Had my first child 11 months ago and I have not lost any weight. I weigh just as much as I did when I was 9 months pregnant. I can't wear my old clothes. I wear yoga pants and big...
    altochick0290 altochick0290 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a 19 year old girl. My parents are pretty serious about education, I knew that from a very young age. So I worked hard and I excelled in academics. But I didn't do it because I...
    z296 z296 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    First time user myself... thought this place looked like somewhere to express myself somewhat more efficiently then the "shouting into the ether" that is mainstream social media
    pgmetcalfe pgmetcalfe 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My boyfriend and I dated for 3 years and we broke up and there are a lot of reasons why we can't be in a relationship right now we are still really good friends and have been since...
    virginiamarie94 virginiamarie94 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone else feel like this how do handle it? Are you in a commuted relation ship are your needs being met?
    paddyinsweden paddyinsweden 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    wouldnt that be nice to have someone to love you besides your family and friends? somebody else that came into your life that is willing to be with you and your baby for the rest...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    and im just thinking out loud. im NOT using this site as a dating site or anything, but i need a REAL boyfriend.
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need some advice please message me.
    selenadx selenadx 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Almost 30 countries around the world today have legalized death penalty as one of the capital punishment to major crimes convicted.Just recently, 9 individuals were executed in...
    tpgglobal tpgglobal 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need a mentor, a guide. Someone that can help me on decisions or push me when my motivation is zero. To lift me up when I'm below the basement. Usually I quit and dismiss any PT...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Has anyone here, at one point in time, been interested in a few different career paths? I don't know how to choose. I'm afraid if I pursue one I'll end up not liking it and...
    doveinflight doveinflight 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When you realize your friends aren't ****. I try and be the best friend I could possibly be. I'm always there for everyone else whenever they need whatever time of day or night...
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last night two separate friends called with similar issues happening with their young children. One remembered her older, 16yr old, brother molesting her when she was 4 and her...
    Golfknar Golfknar 36-40, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Despite the difficulties and heartbreaks I've had in my life, I have no regrets because I know these things were meant for me and I'm so much stronger because of them. I have...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I realized yet again that I'd been tricked by the demons. Unbelievable. Their plan was honestly brilliant. They manipulated an evil spirit at my old house to attack me. Demons...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate admitting to this, but I think in order to change the things I do not like about myself, I have to confront them and admit that they are a problem. I have noticed over the...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a 34 years old nerd who has married a bit too early due to having a bad religious background in my life. Had kids too early ( now I have three ) and didn't get to really see...
    leicam leicam 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok so I need some advice. I compliment this girl all the time on her looks and beauty and she shoots them down EVERY time. No joke. Not once has she acknowledged that what I'm...
    Ifindbeautyinall Ifindbeautyinall 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My good friend Mark is a streamer trying to make a living doing what he loves. He has made great progress building a community however, his lack of extra funds leave him...
    SaveTheDodge SaveTheDodge 18-21, M 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know why but I'm always the last choice or completely ignored. Me: "Yeah you can come to my house when it's midnight. No problem. I'll make sure you're happy before I...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am not one hundred percent sure, but then again I am sure that I do have depression... I just feel as if it's gotten worse. Looking back, I think I had depression then. I used...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I felt it. The tearing. I think I actually heard it. My heart was beating so fast. There was nothing I could do but let my body hit the ground, it seemed only logical in that...
    forgedindarkness forgedindarkness 31-35, F Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not so sure whether it's the Earth we need to save or if it's humans. Because this massive overarching monoculture we've created...it needs to go down. We can either dismantle...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Recently things have really been going for the worst . First it started with me finding out my Aunt had 4th stage lung cancer and it had spread throughout her whole body . Then...
    kush502 kush502 18-21, F Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Misguided Quest Who would've thought I could change the world? What about the parrot? Yes, I admit it-the world we now live in is my fault...though the parrot isn't without blame...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate people who use pasts as an excuse to hurt others... I have a friend (Call him Max, who has a bad past due to his parents divorcing. (He and I are so similar it's scary, our...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Has anyone ever experienced a relationship like this? I've been seeing this guy for 6 months now...not dating...hanging and going out. Everything was going great, he seemed to...
    Faith1293 Faith1293 18-21, F Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Has anyone ever experienced a relationship like this? I've been seeing this guy for 6 months now...not dating...hanging and going out. Everything was going great, he seemed to...
    Faith1293 Faith1293 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Venting time!! I have alot of scary thoughts in my head tonight. It all started with me thinking of my 2 friends who passed away last year, one of them being my childhood friend...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i have never been good with words, and i don't think i ever will be. everything just gets knotted up in my brain and they're lost forever; sometimes, the words do come back and...
    intolocaljeans intolocaljeans 16-17, F Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In the late 1970s my dad moved to Germany for an 18 month work contract. My mum moved there with him but as I was 15 and just about to start my last year at school they decided I...
    Arnolds1 Arnolds1 51-55, M Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My roommate and I have been at odds with one another basically since we moved in together. Our plan was to halve everything, but within the first month she was already complaining...
    VioletMerryweather VioletMerryweather 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 20

    Your Response