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I Need "Down Time"

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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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    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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    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F Aug 3

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    this time I will just know that I am going to spend some laying down time with him this weekend, and leave it at that... we do get to go and see the fireworks one of the days...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F Aug 20

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    I need your time. When everything's wrong, You make it right. I feel so high. I come alive. I need to be free with you tonight, I need your love. - Ellie Goulding
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    Its 7 am and i cant bloody sleep! I have work later too. **** my life!!! I think i need to get some sleeping pills. My job is so tiring that when i get home my body is aching and i...
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