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How long do you guys work per day before hitting 'the wall'?

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  1. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    I find it depends if I have a clear goal in mind. Like if I knew I have X job to complete Ill be able to work through the day into bedtime with little breaks to eat in between.

    However if Im not sure which methods are converting/working I find I kind of get lost in no mans land without a map so I end up just screwing around and not getting much done until some kind of change happens in my progress/or a clear sing of failure to know what to change.

    Also if I work too much without seeing positive feedback I begin to lose my sanity and get extremely depressed.
     
  2. primechecker

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    I feel you buddy. I am most of the time overwhelmed by everything I should/must do to earn some money with a site wtf ? I can't do that alone that is for sure.
     
  3. Sherbert Hoover

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    Between my day job, side online work, and various other things in between, I'm going pretty much nonstop from 5 in the morning to 10 at night. It's rough, but it's temporary and it will be worth it in time.
     
  4. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    You should be careful though because if you kep at it like i did and dont factor in r and r and your goals arent met then you could have a mental breakdown like i did.
     
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    after 8yrs on bhw i have strict work times.
    11-4 / 6-8 / then im done no matter how much money they wave.
    stick to a routine , take time out never be beholden
     
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  6. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    You make a good point about knowing when to put it down. That can be an issue for me I always just wanna finish 'this last thing' and on and on.
     
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    I used to work up to 20hours a day (In the beginning).

    Now it's like about 6-10hours a day max.

     
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    That's what originally ended it for me a couple of years ago. I was just working for hours and hours with no clear goal, direction or end game result to look forward to. Yes, I was making money but nowhere near what I should have been for the amount of hours I was putting in. I attribute a lot of that to just wandering around, looking for shortcuts, tips, tricks and the newest news on SEO rather than following a plan and completing it.
     
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    Never mistake work with activity
     
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    I work four hours a day, max. I can get a lot done in four hours. If I reach my goal for the day earlier than four hours, I'm done for the day.

    Sometimes I will come back later on in the evening to check FB (I call this work bc I hate social media but it's a necessary evil for my current project) but I stay on there like 20 minutes tops.

    When I was a freelance writer, I used to work all day and all night. My breaking point was in July when I stayed up until 6am the next day working on an eBook that was a rush order. I was literally up for 24 hours working. Soon after that I quit altogether. I promised myself that I would never do that again. Some people can work like that but I can't. It all comes down to knowing your limits and staying well within them. Also, as pointed out, having a schedule helps.
     
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    Its nice to hear similar stories to mine where some guys reached their breaking point and learned their limits.

    I was half expecting a load of rpelies chastising me from the extreme right wingers exclaiming that I am weak and lazy.
     
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    I can still do that if that's what you want. :D
     
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    Great advice, I need to do this, I even have a similar schedule stuck to the wall in front of my desk but I always break it.... Can't relax until everything is done.
     
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    Depends on the day really. I generally work 10 hour days to start the week and find myself working 5-6 hours per day by Thursday and Friday.


    It's all about finding a happy medium really
     
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    I find that writing things down (using a pen and paper) helps me actually try and solve the problem instead of going through a meltdown.

    If I reach that point where my brain is about to explode, I go outside and do some physical activity. After that I'm ready to attack the problem with a clearer mind this time.

    To help achieve my daily goals, I write things down on excel the day before. So I plan my days ahead of time.

    Sometimes I use the kanban method (do some google research on that).

    All in all, I won't be able to do the things I do today without the help of good sleep and physical exercise.
     
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    Its interesting that my mind seems to suddenly get invorated when I have been tackling something fresh.

    Like Ill be tired of watching and debugging my social media bots. but since Im learning python I suddenly get a burst of energy today at least when I decdied to have antoehr go at it.

    It does go in ups and downs though because learning the python tutorials can be fucking slow going and I would avoid it. Have avoided it for a couple weeks now :D.

    I was just installing it on my computer so I guess that isnt real hard work :). but the thought of when Ill be competant in python I feel a surge of power in my weak frail human body thinking about all the great things Ill be able to do with it.

    I suppose the research phase wathcing tutorial videos on python etc is relaxing but also productive since I can implement it once I get some energy back and importantly increases my motivation to tackle the dreaded tutorials again.
     
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    4-5 hours. Although it's probably that long just cuz I watch Netflix at the same time.
     
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    not really an issue when u provide services within a certain frame
    once they have been done, see you tomorrow, 1 reason i set my stall out
    in that way... my subs expect things within a certain time frame, 11/4 - 6/8
    then im done, sure i still read forums after that but work wise, nope never.

    i use to work till 11 at night on bhw from 4pm for about 5yrs but misses got
    pissed i never spent time with her in the evenings , sadly my misses comes
    b4 any Muppet on bhw , hence the time change 11/4 - 6-8....
    been that way last 2 years now...never looked back
     
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    I work 8 hrs a day and take 10 minutes break in every 1 hr.
     
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    As for my current job, I usually work from 11 to 7 with 30-90 minute break for lunch/walk/shopping. Recently I've moved to a new place so the commuting by car takes me about 60 minutes per day and as it gets warmer and warmer, I'll switch for bike which will make it a wonderful 30km round-trip per day and about 90 minutes.
    Meetings take place during the afternoon and my productive work is usually before that as I'm most productive in the morning.
    After work I usually run (+- 10k), workout, go for a bike or walk a slackline for 1-2 hours. Dinner preparation after that and a movie, book or anything else there is necessary to do before sleep. I usually go to bed before 10pm and don't wake up with the alarm before 6am.