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He discovered there wasn't nearly enough time to a day, and wondered what idiot had decided on a clock with merely twenty-four hours.

That’s Severus’ reaction when he’s finally converted to internet at The Pandora complex, written by talented nimorii - and that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling recently. I always had issues concerned to time management but it’s becoming ridiculous, there’s never enough time to do everything that need to be done! Let’s see: from Monday to Friday I have to wake up (around 7:30 a.m.), eat something, study for job tests until 10:00, then it’s time to get ready to work, which means shower and lunch (yeah, I have lunch in the morning). Around 11:00 I’m leaving home and at 12:30 I must be at museum. Five hours later I’m supposed to be coming back to Niterói but generally I stays there until 6:00 p.m., arriving at home around 7:30 p.m. Then I shower again, eat something, talk to my parents, generally we watch TV together. Around 11:00 I check messages, flist and other things at computer, in the past I used to stay online until 2:00 but since I’m studying in the mornings I can’t do that anymore so at midnight I’m at bed. During weekends I study in the mornings and afternoons, sometimes at evenings too. That’s what I’ve been doing.
Well, fact is that’s not working, my day should have more hours than just 24. There’s never enough time for studying for tests; I’ve been having too many things to do at museum and 5 hours of work aren’t enough (and I hope my boss hadn’t noticed it yet – right now I can’t work the entire day since I’m studying at mornings). Online moments are very brief, I’ve to bookmark many sites to visit later or I won’t be able to check all messages and flist – I do it at work too but it has to be done 3, 4 times a day to know everything you have been doing. There are so many things already bookmarked at my "to read" folder, sometimes they scare me. That damn "Administration" series everybody read months ago is there, waiting to be read. doctorevel post about sex is there too.
And of course answering messages is another challenge aaniren can tell you that generally I take *weeks* to answer a simple email. Writing feedback? That’s another problem - dudes, I’m always printing fics to read at bus, but I’m sorry I hadn’t commented many of them. Phoning to friends? There was a time in which it happened many times a day, but now... and I see people at my flist who manage to have real and online lives perfectly balanced. How do you do that? How do you control your time so perfectly? How do you manage to take care of your daily routine and write fics/vid/read online newspapers and magazines/whatever? Can anybody teach me how to do that??

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rileyc
Nov. 6th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
I think finding the time for everything is a struggle for most of us, Adriana. On the face of it, it would seem that I have an abundance of time to spare for everything, and yet I am constantly scrambling to catch up with things, and never getting there. I'm always thinking it would be a good idea to not post anything here on LJ for like a month, and that would let me get all caught up with things, but so far that hasn't happened.

With me, this last year the kitties have driven me insane. By the time I finally get them settled down some days, I'm too worn out to do think anymore, much less write or even answer email and stuff.
adrianabr
Nov. 7th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm always thinking it would be a good idea to not post anything here on LJ for like a month, and that would let me get all caught up with things, but so far that hasn't happened.

Frequently I decide to stop reading flist for one or two days just to have a little more time to other things. Then when I start reading it again it takes me much more time than if I'd just read it every day! You see, sometimes I wonder if I really do too many things because in fact it doesn't look like that but time flies the same way, I just don't know how hours can pass so fast.
And I don't comment too much but I've been reading your post about kitties. They must be like babies, demanding their mothers' attention all the time, right? But I suppose they'll be real cats soon, then you'll have a little more time to breathe, *g*
aswanargent
Nov. 8th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
God, Adriana, I really do sympathise. But whatever you do, DON'T decide to forego reading "The Administration" series. It's long, and involved, but oh so rewarding!
adrianabr
Nov. 9th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
It scares me - I know it's long and addictive, that's why I'm avoiding it at least for now. But one day I'll let it devour my brain, *g*
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