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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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@mauro

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

@mauro

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.
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@mauro

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.

@mauro
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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