Having a hard time getting into a routine

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  1. exarchangel

    exarchangel Guitarist

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    Lately I've been having a hell of a time trying to get into a routine that allows me to go to the gym every day, train martial arts 3x a week, practice guitar, record, and teach at 3 music schools, practice archery, and go bowhunting whenever i can, all the while going through my 4th year in my Bachelor of music degree.

    I've made a google calendar and tried to get really organized, but i just don't know, it doesn't seem to be quite working out where I make it to the gym every day you know? Or I'll skip out on playing guitar or whatnot.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    UnderTheSign SS.org Regular

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    Get on a 3-day a week routine so you don't have to go every day?
     
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    blacai SS.org Regular

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    Keep it simple and enjoy the life.

    I am sure you enjoy all the activities, but maybe they are too many to handle at the same time.
     
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    onefingersweep SS.org Regular

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    Difficult to give suggestions if we don't know what your goals are. What do you want to achieve?
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    What they said. I've been working on time management with a timetable and its very helpful and sounds entirely necessary for you.
    You are going to have to prioritize.
    Maybe cut down to 6 hours sleep if you haven't already.
    You don't need to go to the gym every day though - every other day,or just Mon Wed Fri can be very effective. What style of training?
     
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    onefingersweep SS.org Regular

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    Cutting down on sleep would be a terrible idea if he do as many things he says he does. It's when you're sleeping your brain learns. So cutting down on that would be a really bad idea.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Certainly true but I'd argue 6 hours is plenty once accustomed to it. Just a suggestion I'd make to people who want more time but sleep 8/9 hours
     
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    I have not yet, but plan on reading the Get Things Done philosophy of time management. There are even apps that can be configured to work with GTD. It's basically like a to do list that is way more than just a list. Google it, and read up on it. I'll expect a full report on my desk Monday morning. :lol: No, but seriously, look into it. It may be what you're looking for.

    Also, whenever possible, don't go home before you go do other things. Like, for me, if I go home before going to the gym - I never go to the gym. I have to go directly after work. When I get home my brain and body start relaxing, and it's super hard to get motivated.

    Last thing - don't eat a big meal if you have any intentions of being motivated to do stuff for the next couple of hours. If I'm going to practice guitar at night, I have a super small dinner and just snack after, otherwise I'm likely to go into a mini food coma and have a hard time getting my ass off the couch.
     
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    onefingersweep SS.org Regular

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    Then I would totally oppose that and suggest more sleep (if he's able to do it) and shorter workouts/practice with more focus on quality :)

    I think people are sleeping way too little these days, so much stress in society. They recommend 8 hours sleep, I would recommend more than that. Especially for males and if you're training. I know it can be difficult, all people can't sleep like that but if you can't then you have to live with it. I'd say that 6 hours is the limit, if you sleep less than that you have a problem. Some people might be okay with only 6 hours, although I think in general most people would get problems with that if they workout a lot. Atleast you will not gain as much as you could be.
     

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