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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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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