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Do you guys give yourselves days off/regular breaks from work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ranko Jones, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Ranko Jones

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    I find I am quite the workaholic.

    I spose it's a factor of working for yourself that you can work when you want but also there is noone but yourself to tell you when to stop :D.

    I found I will just keep working through maybe from 10 am to 10 at night. Not totally of course eating and playing my instrument a bit in between but I find if I don't schedule in R and R then I get stressed. I really enjoy IM but I find it can get me stressed if I don't factor in breaks.

    Initially I would get antsy if I took a break thinking I had to be working but I realize productivity goes down if I don't get enough breaks in.

    Once I have a good break I can come back to the work fresh again.

    How do you guys factor in your breaks?
     
  2. llewopsnimajneb

    llewopsnimajneb Regular Member

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    I dont.

    I work 9am to 3-4am every day of the week.

    5 hours x days are on client site rest is split between my projects and other clients.

    You don't hear the success stories of 'He did so well for himself, must have been all the breaks he took!'
     
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    I start working about 30 minutes after I wake up and have my breakfast. During the day I take breaks for meals and try to work up to 6 PM, and then just go to the gym to clear my mind and take care of all the stress. Also here is a technique I'm using from to time to boost my productivity - it's called the pomodoro technique. I've tried working all day without any breaks, but that way I'm even less productive.

    Breaks are essential, after all we're not robots :)
     
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    I stop working when my gf comes over, the perfect excuse to have a break :D
     
  6. GedgeDS

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    I find for me that the perfect way is;

    8:30am-5:30pm, then boxing from 6pm-7:30pm, home for dinner / gf time / relax etc (remain connected via phone so will check emails till I go to sleep).
     
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    When I take a break, I'm REALLY VERY hungry. :D

    I always tell myself, the day will come when I can rest a bit. First trying to automate all my online tasks
     
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    I few months ago I use to work 24 x 7. But I hired some staffs, trained them and now they do most of the my works. I am planning a vacation next month :D
     
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    I used play sundays morning.. Probably movie or something in evening. I dont work sundays.. Its so relaxing...
     
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    I go outside every afternoon when it's sunny for a few hours and I don't take my laptop because it gets too hot in the sun. I didn't plan for it to be a scheduled break, but when I come back in I am more focused and get more done. I also have more creativity than if I had just kept working. Afternoons tend to be my least creative/productive time anyway.
     
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    I do not think me and Amanda every really take a break.we just Go with the flow of how the day goes.We take our work on vacation.I am never very far from contact.

    Dizz
     
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    Work is never done until i'm satisfied. This can either be after 5 hours or 40 hours. Often the only breaks I take are sleep for 6 hours, then I wake right up again and get back to working on my sites. Since this is a business that pays of the more you learn about it and the more practice you have, I don't think I will ever be reaching a point soon where I will be taking "breaks" for several days just to get away from work. I take breaks to enjoy my life when I consider my work to be succesful and am satisfied about the turn over :).
     
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    I realized your sit position also has great effect on your productivity..When I am using laptop as some lying on sofa , then I can not make any thing fast , I tend to use only mouse , but when I am sitting right , It is easy to write ..

    I am hating myself somedays it is just passing without even making one thing usefull, when u start some deep topic , I found myself day is already finished..

    Bythe way I have some plants in my balcony , they make me relax :)...
     
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    I work Sunday - Sunday, my tech support is a little slow on weekends mostly emails it's rare any of the juggernauts are online but were still working, just 90% emails..so yea we all work everyday.
     
  15. Ranko Jones

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    Interesting to hear other's responses.

    Another part of this is what I have 4 main keywords I'm working on and I can feel at a loose end when I am waiting on my SEo work to go through.

    I had this when just working on 2 then 3 and now with 4 still.

    I think I'm gonna look into other money making avenues in IM in the meantime.
     
  16. kaplan

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    I work a lot but I was co-founder in a startup company a few years back and I learned that work will never stop, you must know when to stop typing and get your rest.

    In the long run you must rest and get physical and mental breaks or you won't last.
     
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    i am here from 3pm-9 am haha weird hours but im use to it.
     
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    From the time I get up, till I go to bed 7 days a week... I'll take breaks, watch tv, grab a movie with kids, then back on... Then when in bed, I take my iPad and try to read and learn new things.. Even when I'm not on, I'm "thinking" about things to do...

    Only job I've ever put thus much work into, and I just started. So returns are slow but steady .. I make more every month so far, so it's all good..
     
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    round the clock from waking up till sleeping.
    sometimes i sleep on my laptop only.lol
     
  20. woodyb23

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    hell fucking no. If I am away from my computer it is always running. When I am away from home I keep my laptop with me and remote into my boxes to make sure all jobs are running smoothly.

    I am just now starting to have some success and I want to maintain a tight ship. I am also a little obsessive about my goals at the moment if you cant tell.

    Girfriend is good for getting me away from my work. She gets mad when I don't pay her attention.