I agree. In the end, it's all about what you want out of life, and how much you are willing to put in to get there.
Personally, I am a programmer in my day job with several constructive hobbies such as writing, reading, video editing and drawing. I'm also learning Japanese in my 'me time' and I love watching anime.
I often get asked by colleagues how I get around to so many things in a week and my answer is: I avoid distractions, now more than ever. I deleted Twitter, Instagram and a whole bunch of other social media things off my phone because those are quantity over quality. I also have a schedule which I follow. It's just a list of things I want to have done in a day which means it is flexible, but it works for me.
Another thing I tell people is to try to live as close to work as possible and to optimize your commute i.e leave earlier or later in order to avoid traffic.
Admittedly I need to get more sleep... and I sometimes need to use my Saturdays to catch up...
Yes, exactly! Thanks for sharing your approach. I also find that social media is an absolute time killer - I'm still working through finding the best balance there.
I also agree with the point on commuting. It's insane how much time and energy goes towards that for most people (it's mentally exhausting!).
Congrats on finding what sounds like a great balance for you.
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