Dead The 8 Hour Work Day

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“Work should fit into your lifestyle, not your lifestyle fit into your work”.

  1. Hopefully, wake up between 6–7 am, get some me time, and a quick workout in before 9 am.
  2. If you have young children, they will need help getting prepared for school, daycare, or whatever, not to mention if you have a child with a learning disability.
  3. oops, not time to cook breakfast and no time to work out.
  4. Mom and dad are out of the house by 8:30, mom takes John (4) to daycare and Dad drops off Matt (8) at school.
  5. Mom gets off at 5 pm and Dad is working overtime to pay for the big ass house they just purchased that was overpriced (in this market) that they don’t really need but they got approved for 500K so why not?
  6. Mom picks up John after work and Matt is at a friend's until 7.
  7. Mom gets home around 6, starts dinner, Matt gets home at 7, they all eat dinner.
  8. Dad gets home at 8, talks to mom for about 30 mins, tucks the kids in at 10 pm, Mom is already asleep in bed, Dad has a beer and crashes at midnight.
  1. You have to change your mindset and let go of some of the things you feel you want and need. You have to make yourself and your time a priority. This is easier said than done, most people know they need to change but change is uncomfortable so they never do.
  2. Find out how you want to live your life as soon as you can, the younger the better. If you know you want to go pre-med and be a doctor you will know that having children might interfere with that so plan properly. Most of us may not be sure how we want to live our lives or we don't discover this until were already 35 so now the adjustment is way harder, either way, please find it as soon as you can.
  3. If you want to gain some of your time back and have control of your schedule try flex jobs that allow you to work on your own schedule.
  4. If you run a business or you're an entrepreneur you may work 10 hour days for 4 days and then have 4 days off, you know what you can handle just make sure to take time for yourself.
  • Have a plan, if not you plan to fail
  • You, your health, and what you love are most important don’t sacrifice who you are for a job, you can make some sacrifices but have a deadline
  • Change your mindset, really look within to discover what things are most important to you, and start to make necessary changes.




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