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Five twelve hour self scheduling shifts.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I got this idea from a blogger on the Spark. She was writing about her job being 12 hour self scheduling shifts. I know now she was strictly talking about work, but this was my thinking: I am retired and just today was lamenting the amount of free time that I have. I thought there might be some possibilities here to break my week into 5 12 hr self scheduling shifts. I would still have 4 or 5 hours of free time. (And if you ask me, that's a lot of free time). But I could probably do wonders for my health, wealth and social life if I was to schedule things related to those very concerns into a 12 hour day. It might not be 12 straight hours. It might be broken up by time where I care for some of my regular needs and my wife's. (I am her caregiver). But what an idea this could be. I think I'm going to take a deeper look at this idea tomorrow, and try setting out some 12 hr scenarios. It really seems if you have 24 hrs in your day, you should be able to spend half of those occupied with things that can improve or enhance your life. Glenn
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    Glenn, that's a brilliant plan. Let us know what you decide.

    1719 days ago
    I think its a fantastic idea!
    1722 days ago
    Sounds smart to me! Would love to hear what you come up with after you have given it all some more thought. I could use some new scheduling ideas. emoticon
    1722 days ago
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    Glad to hear that you're enjoying your retirement. emoticon
    1723 days ago
    Amen Glenn...go you....an awesome plan
    1724 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Isn't retirement overrated? JK. It depends on the person like everything else.
    1724 days ago
    I generally get up at 5am and start my day. I spend 2 hours waking up. I have a cup of hot lemon water, drink a liter of water, do my 3 mile walk (this usually gets me going for the day) Then breakfast.
    I am refurbishing a multitude of things. I love working with wood, either home improvement or crafts. I am restoring an old wooden swing, and I have to replace some of the wood pieces where it is decaying, weather beaten. After that, sanding and paint it either rust or red, it will match the front door, still not sure yet.
    I am replacing floors and door frames in my house, already replaced doors, I switched out the awful brown doors for the 6 panel ones. I am redoing my kitchen island repainting the base in a charcoal. I ordered a top that has charcoal, and black specks in it, getting excited about this. I am going to remodel my laundry room, taking out some base cabinets so I can put the litter boxes more appropriately out of the way. I ordered special flooring, and some border wall paper and when those two items arrive I will determine paint colors, and what I will be doing to remodel.
    so do you think I may have a 12 hour day going here? It seems like I finish around 8 pm. Of course I do have my meals planned in there as well.
    Oh yeah, I am retired too! lol
    1725 days ago
    I have "scheduled" my lunchtime workouts for a long time, and I really push back on folks who attempt to shove work meetings into that time. So, if you expand that out a bit, putting on your calendar the blocks of "your" time, I bet you'll have no trouble filling up a 12 hour day. The key is being protective of "your" time -- unless it is an emergency, stick to it!

    Good luck! I hope it helps you!
    1725 days ago
    That is VERY smart thinking! Now that you are retired, why not think about you & your wife as your 'job'? Aren't you supposed to love what you do??? Good Luck! Let me know if this works. I could use a 'schedule'! HA!
    1725 days ago
    good idea... :-)
    1725 days ago
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