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I Need "Down Time"

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    not from any specific person, but in general. well actually, basically just time away from my family. But my friends also put a tole on me every so often. I need to have my alone...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I need the time just to balance myself, pray, think and empty my mind after a long day. If I don't have some alone time, I get cranky! Then peeps leave me alone...lol! Jk.
    bobbieshae bobbieshae 41-45, F Jan 19

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    Help, I need somebody Help, not just anybody Help, you know I need someone, help When I was younger (So much younger than) so much younger than today (I never needed) I never...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    But I am not that, I can't be this... I deserve to be seen as I am.. Take my time to heal, once healed I can have my world with its intensity I want and completely deserve. My life...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have my trampoline and head phones i use always because when im get frustrated with myself or my family or anything at all i tend to go outside and just lie down on the...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I don't think people normally see me as a touchy feely person, but deep down I am. I constantly crave any kind of touch, just simple touch--rarely sexual, though if anything turned...
    cocoagirl95 cocoagirl95 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do. Maybe it's time for me to have work but it's not that easy to have one. Waaaaaaaaaah I need money as soon as possible.
    Meoawwrr Meoawwrr 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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