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I make my own schedule at work. So I work when I need to. Otherwise, I'm home with my son. I'm not concerned with keeping up with the Jones', so it works for me. :)

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Be a millionaire and hire someone to do your work for you while you pay them a fraction of what they're worth...or idk 70/30?

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Your answer is a good recipe for going broke.
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How so? Do enlighten me
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I enjoy what I do there is not that much difference

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You are one of the lucky (& smart) ones. You know what you like to do and found a way to make a living at it.
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Balance in work & fun time...hmm for me Cj...its like i am alone on see saw....standing at center .... trying to balance ...but dear...with a little pressure one end goes up, the other goes down.....hahaha... so a bit tough...what i do...i write things... set priority... & do accordingly... & for fun i take leave... & enjoy with my family & friends...without getting disturbed by work load...

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I make sure to ring my girl on every break. That helps a lot.

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I have 95% play time, so it's no problem for me

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Work hard play hard right? Do what you gotta do then play will follow

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Great answer! You got it right - do your responsibilities, then have fun.
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Well you have to schedule out time that you can relax and time that you can play. Like if you are finished with everything then you can chill if not finish everything.

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Hannagotaburn

I don't. It's really a problem.

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Hi CeeJay!!! Get a Time Management Diary and plan each day to have a balance of your priorities. Your life is more complex than I could cope with, but you are younger and more hungry than I am. Simplify and prioritize!!!! As always, Amazon has fifty or so books waiting for you explaining how the rich and famous manage their time - and on a miniature scale: you can get several useful apps for your cell phone that allow you to plan your work/play schedules up to a month in advance.

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Schedule and stick to it. Some people, specially in the military, carry around a notebook and pen which they pull out whenever they need to take notes (in some units, this is part of a uniform inspection). It is not humanly possible to accurately maintain a list of items in your head, specially in a specific order. So you write it down, you prioritize, often you just wait till everyone is in bed and stay up till 3 or 4 am doing work - which is what I do. That's life.

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Depends on what you mean by 'play time'

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Haha i get it ;)
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yay it does matter what kind of play u mean
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Lol
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plan everything and do accordingly...:)

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It's really not considered as work when you are having fun with it...

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be glad that you have got work, some of us are really desperate out here

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Occasionally play at work and work at play.

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just play if i like work nahhhhhhhhh

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Work Hard Play Hard. lol jk. just make a schedule.

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Work when you need to and get home in time for dinner. O and don’t bring too much work home with you the home is meant to be a place of refuge and peace not stressful work so keep tacking home work to a minimum like once a week and only work on it for at most two hours.good luck!

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I've always had a terrible work ethic. Just going to work is such a burden. But then I realized, a couple months ago, how lucky I am to even have a job. Then I began to organize my work routine so that I could actually just focus on it, one piece at a time. Since then I just do it. I find that the more eager I am to work and get it done the more I can enjoy the play time that follows.

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You sort a time schedule then your done

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By combining them! MUHAHAHAHA!

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all about time sweetie

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make schedule for yourself

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LOL. You just tell your work to F off. Odds are always in your favor that they are not going to fire you. Seriously - play the game just like they are. The core philosophy of business is to make money or it's not a business. Employees are part of that equation. They may offer you perks and benefits and work-life balance and all that jazz.. but at the end of the day, if they are not making money - they are NOT going to care. Take care of you. If you need a break, you take a break. Maintain your professional ethics and respects in the office and you'll be just fine!

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Homework first! Play or anything else second!

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do what you want to do and then like 2 or 3 hours be for you fall asleep do your work that what i do and i am an A+ student and i am on honor roll

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I don't have homework. I have WORK.
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Well you can get a job like i have. 14 days at work and then 14 days off. basically working six months out of the year and make around 120 G ;)

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Work hard play hard- thats my moto!:)

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You work for at lease 10 to 30 more minutes and then you play for a hour, or something you can do is bake cookies since the holidays are coming up.

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I'd say do half of your work, take an hourly break, then get back to the other half.

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Focus on everything you are DOING, concentrate when you work , and then give yourself a break.To make a balance, just play after finish all your work on your schedule!

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At my earlier job i used to get payed for playing on video games.

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I think a lot of it depends on what you do for work and maybe even what shift you work. If you live in a 24/7 city like I do, working different shifts can wreak havoc on your personal life and limit the time for leisurely activities. Some jobs are very hard on your brain or body or both. I think its important to schedule in "fun time" whenever and as frequently as possible, even if its only on the weekend.

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Play why your at work

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Doing both is like choosing your favorite ice-cream but I say work first and whenever you need to relax go ahead and play play play.

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U have fun on ur days off ! Because work never gives
Anybody a break! It's even harder when ur like me working overnight work
Where the time an the place to have fun

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well now i try to judge how much time i need for work and how much i really need to sleep to be functional at work and after that i know how much time i got to play :D

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Well I think you should make a promise to yourself saying that you will not play around until your work is done. And maybe you can try to make work fun. For example you could listen to music and dance as you work. That is always a fun thing to do. You could also make a game out of your work. Like if you're picking up a mess you can time yourself to see how fast you can get everything spotless. And finally my favorite, you can talk to your guardian angel as you work to pass the time.

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