sometimes i wonder where do some devs find the time to have a full time job, a (demanding) side project, to have hobbies, to be with family and friends (some even have kids, wtf), and get some (decent) sleep.

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in my case, very careful time management and I guess "body management" (make sure I get enough sleep, food ,etc).


My days are usually somewhat like this

08:00 to 10:00: Wake up, breakfast, take care of daughter, play, prepare her for morning nap
10:00 to 12:00: Daughter (hopefully) naps. Time to do home related chores and projects. Or take care of myself (shower, nap, etc).
12:00 to 14:00: Lunch, play with daughter.
14:00 to 18:00: Go to my office. main job
18:00 to 20:00: Dinner. Play with daughter and help with getting her to bed.
20:00 to 22:00: Back to the office for main work.


22:00 to 23:30: Me time. This is reserved for side projects, hobbies, watching tv, relaxing, or going to bed early if i want.

@johannesg lately i've been going to a gym during the mornings (after stand up meeting) and working until 19 or so.
after that i don't have any energy left to keep working on a side project. that's the part i'd like to improve but not sure how to start, not sure if im burnt out or what.

Most of my after work evenings are spent on relaxing but maybe once or twice a week I do side projects. So you are not alone. But still, being dead tired after work should not be considered a default feeling. I would recommend trying to "optimize" that. For example with shorter workdays if possible, naps, longer sleep, better sleep, mb better food? Etc.

@johannesg naps and better food checked. perhaps the fact that i haven't had a proper vacation in years has something to do? 🤔

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