29 votes

What's your daily routine like?

I'll start (for reference, I am a 14 year old Brazilian in a presumably poor house , also in retrospect this reminds me of what they tell you to do at the beginning of most English courses, which makes me feel like a cringy kid):

  • Wake up (6:15, praised be alarm clocks)

  • Put on the school uniform (takes 5-10 minutes)

  • Have breakfast (takes 10 minutes)

  • Brush my teeth (takes less than 5 minutes)

  • Walk to school (6:45)

  • Reach school (less than 100 meters from my home thankfully) and enter a classroom (7:00 plus a few minutes for teachers to set stuff up)

  • stay in school until 12:17 (every time the subject changes, we pack our stuff and go to the classroom the teacher of the subject is in. There is also a break between 9:30 and 10:20.)

  • Leave school and go home

  • Get home by 12:45

  • Have lunch, usually rice and beans with either meat or chicken meat in some flattened form I can't describe, usually at 1-1:30 PM.

Do... whatever on the phone (as of recently be here or in discord, along with reddit and YouTube for longer unless it runs out of battery)

  • Have dinner (usually at 8:30-9:00, same food as lunch)

  • Pack the books for the subjects they teach tomorrow

  • Go to sleep at 10.

During vacation/weekends I can wake up from 5-10 AM depending on how well I slept the previous night. The rest is the same, except for Saturdays my parents go and buy some esfihas to break the monotony of lunch and dinner.

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  1. Douglas
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    M, W, F I wake up at 6:50 and do three sets of however many push-ups I can before feeling exhausted/lazy 7a I open our bedroom door and am meowed at by our two cats constantly as I head to the...
    • M, W, F I wake up at 6:50 and do three sets of however many push-ups I can before feeling exhausted/lazy
    • 7a I open our bedroom door and am meowed at by our two cats constantly as I head to the kitchen to start boiling water for my wife's coffee.
      • Feed cats to shut them up
      • Do whatever leftover dishes there are from last night (we haven't got a dishwasher)
      • Clean up whatever else I can before the water finishes boiling
      • Make wife's coffee
      • Get dressed and out the door ~7:40a-~8a and walk to work
    • Arrive at work ~8:30-9a
    • Work 9a-5p
    • During lunch break I'll either do some Codecademy or just play games
    • Walk home
    • 6p Make dinner/heat leftovers, feed cats
    • M, T I play games with friends & wife
    • All other nights is whatever from 6p-10p
    • 10p I give the cats their dental treats, then we go read in bed 'till we're sleepy
    • Weekends I do grocery shopping for the week, clean around the apartment, do laundry, etc.. Typically we'll get brunch someplace nearby and just read in a coffee shop or just go for walks.

    I would like to try and squeeze meditation there in the morning but the apartment is so small that the only place I can feasibly do that is the bathroom, and the cats tend to bug me right after they've eaten/just rub up on my legs and want some pets, and my wife sets multiple snooze alarms, so I'll hear a lot of those go off in the background. I can't do it at work 'cause people are in the office by the time I get there. I could do it at night when I get home from work, but by then I typically just wanna chillax.

    8 votes
  2. tlalexander
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    I am a 35 year old robotics engineer in California. Wake up (~10am, no alarm) Girlfriend makes me coffee. Read phone, wake up, sip coffee. Hit marijuana vaporizer. (~10:30) Make toast, slice...

    I am a 35 year old robotics engineer in California.

    Wake up (~10am, no alarm)
    Girlfriend makes me coffee.
    Read phone, wake up, sip coffee.
    Hit marijuana vaporizer. (~10:30)
    Make toast, slice avocado. Eat avocado toast.
    Make smoothie - banana, carrots, spinach, frozen mango, water. Drink it. (~11:15)
    Hit marijuana vaporizer.
    Put on headphones, listen to YouTube. Brush teeth.
    Pack lunch, fiddle with computer. (~11:45)
    Leave for work. (~12:00)
    Listen to podcasts. Arrive at work 1hr later.
    Say hi to goats, dog. Check 3D printers.
    Work on the robot (a farming robot). Work on software, electrical system, or mechanical stuff.
    Five hours later, so ~6:00, finish up.
    Drive home, stop at grocery store. Home by ~7:30.
    Hit marijuana vaporizer.
    Make dinner.
    Hang out with girlfriend. She falls asleep around 9.
    Go to computer. Design robot stuff for fun. Circuit boards, software, computer vision, 3D printing.
    Watch movies while I work. Smoke more marijuana.
    Find a stopping point around 1:30am.
    Shower. Brush teeth. Go to bed around 2am.
    Saturday-Monday are days off. Usually I’m working on robot hobby stuff all weekend, going on dates, or taking my robot on a hike.

    8 votes
  3. [5]
    hamstergeddon
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    Neat to see the routine of someone younger than myself and from another country! It's not too different from what my schedule was as a teen in the US, although I was at school from 8:30 to 3:30....

    Neat to see the routine of someone younger than myself and from another country! It's not too different from what my schedule was as a teen in the US, although I was at school from 8:30 to 3:30. And we had dial up internet and our phones were flip phones with terrible keyboards.

    As for now, as an "old" man in his early 30s:

    • Wake up around 8am
    • Make some coffee and breakfast
    • Check work emails, news, and sort out what work I'm going to be doing
    • around 9am either my wife wakes up or one of our kids do (we have 6mo twins) so I head to the bedroom to help get them changed/fed
    • After that I'll mostly just work until 11:30 when I have my daily meeting where we talk about what we're working on (we call them stand ups or scrum meetings. I call them a waste of time)
    • After the meeting I'll make myself some lunch, check in with my wife and the babies.
    • Continuing working until 5pm or so
    • Help my wife get the babies changed/fed/napping, then we relax with TV, internet, and gaming until 7pm
    • Next I'll usually work on any extra freelance work I've got (programmer) until 8 or so.
    • At some point one of us will make dinner and eat it. Then relax some more until we get tired around 10pm and call it a night

    But the wondrous thing about having babies, especially twins, is that "go to bed" isn't the end of your day anymore!

    • Change, feed, and try to put the babies to sleep until 11, sometimes 12, depending on how fussy they are.
    • Sometimes wake up at 3 or 4 am for another feed/change/settling of babies

    thankfully they're sleeping through the nights fairly regularly these days, so I can't complain (but I still do!).

    6 votes
    1. [4]
      SUD0
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      Do you work remotely I take it then? If I am ever looking for a new gig, I definitely and going to prioritize getting a job that I can work from home with. I think the flexibility is awesome.

      Do you work remotely I take it then? If I am ever looking for a new gig, I definitely and going to prioritize getting a job that I can work from home with. I think the flexibility is awesome.

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        hamstergeddon
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        Yep, been doing that for almost two years now and I love it. The only downsides to it are that it's a little lonely sometimes since there aren't folks to chat with in-person and I miss out on a...

        Yep, been doing that for almost two years now and I love it. The only downsides to it are that it's a little lonely sometimes since there aren't folks to chat with in-person and I miss out on a lot of fun stuff going on at the office.

        But totally worth it to work in my PJs and get more time with my family.

        4 votes
        1. [2]
          Algernon_Asimov
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          I've found the biggest downside to working from home (I've done it in two different jobs) is being left out of the loop. "Out of sight, out of mind." I've turned up at the office after being...

          I've found the biggest downside to working from home (I've done it in two different jobs) is being left out of the loop. "Out of sight, out of mind." I've turned up at the office after being absent for a couple of days, only to find out things have happened that I wasn't told about. A lot of communication happens via informal chats at people's desks - and if you're not there, you miss out.

          3 votes
          1. hamstergeddon
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            Yeah, that's definitely true. For a year and a half my team was entirely remote, so that wasn't much of a concern. But now that I'm on a team that's mostly in-office (except for me and one other...

            Yeah, that's definitely true. For a year and a half my team was entirely remote, so that wasn't much of a concern. But now that I'm on a team that's mostly in-office (except for me and one other guy), I definitely feel like I'm missing things. Little discussions about the project, who's working on what, etc.

            2 votes
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      Kuromantis
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      Depends on whether waking at 6:20 or earlier is worth it. (I'd presume yes, since waking up at 6 am is a pretty normal practice I guess. )

      Depends on whether waking at 6:20 or earlier is worth it. (I'd presume yes, since waking up at 6 am is a pretty normal practice I guess. )

      3 votes
      1. aphoenix
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        Being done at noon seems amazing. In grade school, we didnt' finish here until 4pm, and high school was 3:15. Having most of the day still in front of you after school sounds great.

        Being done at noon seems amazing. In grade school, we didnt' finish here until 4pm, and high school was 3:15. Having most of the day still in front of you after school sounds great.

        3 votes
  5. aphoenix
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    For reference, I am a 40 year old man living in Canada in a moderately affluent household; I work as a developer, my wife is a professor, and we have three children. This is what a weekday...

    For reference, I am a 40 year old man living in Canada in a moderately affluent household; I work as a developer, my wife is a professor, and we have three children. This is what a weekday generally looks like for me:

    • 7:51am - wake up, praise be to alarm clocks
    • 8:00am - daily ablutions (shower, beard maintenance, deodorant, teeth, etc) and then get dressed
    • 8:25am - get the kids into the minivan and head out
    • 8:30am - drop my kids at school
    • 8:35am - pick up my coworker / brother-in-law
    • 8:40am - stop for black coffee (for me) and tea (coworker)
    • 8:50am-ish - optional: stop at one pokestop on the way to work (yes, I realize I'm 40)
    • 9:15 am - arrive at work and do daily prep - review tickets and stories, look at pull requests, check email, look at production schedule, etc.
    • 10:00am - daily huddle - identify issues / problems, highlight important things that need to be done
    • 10:15am - brain break
    • 10:20am - work
    • 11:45am - break for lunch. I usually go to a diner for lunch. Overeasy eggs, sausage, rye toast, hashbrowns, water to drink. This is my big meal of the day. It's notable that I try to only consume calories between roughly noon and 6:30pm.
    • 12:05 pm - back to work, make coffee, play a few games of foosball while discussing project work with brother-in-law
    • 12:45pm - work
    • in roughly 45 minute increments, I schedule a short break (this is one of them)
    • 5:15pm - leave work
    • 5:50pm - drop brother-in-law at home
    • 6:00pm - get home, hug children, kiss wife, etc
    • 6:15pm - dinner (for me typically just some vegetables and protein)
    • 6:30pm - chores / drive a kid somewhere / spend time with my son
    • 7:15pm - son's bedtime (help him with pyjamas, ablutions, read stories)
    • 7:30pm - play a game or do something with my wife and daughters
    • 8:15pm - younger daughter's bedtime (read stories)
    • 8:30pm - free time for myself
    • 1:30am (or earlier) - go to bed

    That 5 hours of free time is when I do most of the things that are for myself; they include:

    • working out
    • playing games
    • making something (3d printing, home coding project, etc)
    • doing some kind of home improvement (fixing drywall is a common one right now)
    • watch TV or play a 2 player game with my wife (or 3p with wife + oldest daughter if she is interested)

    This is just a typical day - I have atypical days as well, where an entire evening is spent playing D&D, or doing home repairs, or driving kids around to lots of different things.

    5 votes
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    Tygrak
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    Wow, everyone here is so organized! Maybe it's because I am a uni student but my schedule is absolutely terrible. Most of the time I wake up at like 10-11 am, unless I have classes early in the...

    Wow, everyone here is so organized! Maybe it's because I am a uni student but my schedule is absolutely terrible. Most of the time I wake up at like 10-11 am, unless I have classes early in the morning, in which case I wake up anywhere from 6 to 8 am, depending how early the classes are. Chill for a bit in the morning, eat some breakfast. Go to classes, get home, eat some shit frozen pizza or something of that kind at like 4 pm as lunch. Proceed to waste my time playing games, playing guitar, watching youtube and stuff like that. Have some dinner, continue in the totally healthy gaming and stuff, most of the time playing some stuff with my friends. I go to bed somewhere around midnight to 2 am, where I lie trying to go to sleep, most of the time succeeding after on average like 1 hour of thinking about how I am screwing everything up in life.

    5 votes
    1. Kuromantis
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      You underestimate the power of my parents. For everyone else though, good job.

      Wow, everyone here is so organized!

      You underestimate the power of my parents.

      For everyone else though, good job.

      3 votes
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    1. Tardigrade
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      Do you get a proper 2 hour lunch break or is it like mine in my last job where we went to lunch and ate it but then starting the work again took about an hour before we were properly doing it?

      Do you get a proper 2 hour lunch break or is it like mine in my last job where we went to lunch and ate it but then starting the work again took about an hour before we were properly doing it?

      2 votes
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    1. rogue_cricket
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      Same deal here, my schedule varies a bunch from day to day. I could probably benefit from a stronger routine, to be honest...

      Same deal here, my schedule varies a bunch from day to day. I could probably benefit from a stronger routine, to be honest...

      1 vote
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    SUD0
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    25 year old American in the Midwest, reporting in! I have been wanting to change up my routine a little bit as of late, but this is where it stands as of now. Wake up around 6:00 AM Feed the cat,...

    25 year old American in the Midwest, reporting in! I have been wanting to change up my routine a little bit as of late, but this is where it stands as of now.

    • Wake up around 6:00 AM
    • Feed the cat, start making some coffee (french presses are the best btw :)
    • If I am being disciplined, I either have some quiet time/a little bit of
      prayer AND/OR I work on some sort of creative endeavor. Lately, I have been
      trying to start a writing habit in the morning.
    • 7:00-7:20 AM, start making breakfast for my wife and I. (Unless it is
      Friday. I fast and skip breakfast and lunch on Fridays.)
    • Enjoy my wife's company until around 7:50 AM, then I start getting cleaned up
      for work.
    • Wife and I are out the door at 8:10, both of us walk to work.
    • Walk to my wife's work since it is on the way. Get to my office around 8:30.
    • Work from 8:30 to 5:00. I write code for a small company. It's honestly a
      pretty great gig. I get an hour lunch which I usually spend walking back home
      to make a quick lunch.
    • After work, get home around 5:20 PM.

    The evening varies a lot. Sometimes, we spend it with friends. Other times we binge TV or video games. Here in a few weeks, my class will be starting up. I am attempting to get my Master's before we start having a family, but I am only doing a class at a time. I try to be in bed by 10:00 PM.

    4 votes
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      Tardigrade
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      I'm making assumptions here but are you Christian? If so how did you get into the regular prayer with it not being mandatory and all that like it is for some other faiths.

      I'm making assumptions here but are you Christian? If so how did you get into the regular prayer with it not being mandatory and all that like it is for some other faiths.

      3 votes
      1. SUD0
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        Yes, I am! (Roman Catholic to be more precise.) It's just like any other habit honestly. Start out small, try to do it everyday and build on it as you get more consistent with it. I also find it...

        Yes, I am! (Roman Catholic to be more precise.)

        It's just like any other habit honestly. Start out small, try to do it everyday and build on it as you get more consistent with it. I also find it easier to stick with this if I do something like read the daily Gospel and pray/meditate on that in the mornings.

        3 votes
  10. mftrhu
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    On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I wake up at 6:05, hit snooze until around 6:10, then I get up and use my inhaler. I fill up the moka before going to bed, so I first go into the kitchen to turn...

    On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I wake up at 6:05, hit snooze until around 6:10, then I get up and use my inhaler. I fill up the moka before going to bed, so I first go into the kitchen to turn the stove on, plug my phone to top it up, and then I go to the bathroom to brush my teeth and do other bathroomy stuff.

    I'm usually done by 6:30, and then I sit down to have breakfast and dress up, not necessarily in that order. Then, I start untangling and taming my hair, I put on coat and backpack, get some hand cream, get out, lock the door, and walk to the bus stop.

    If I'm a few minutes late, it'll drop me some 800 m from my school. Otherwise, I get on another bus at the terminus, but either way I'm there by 7:50. I sign for the lab keys, go to the teacher's lounge, ask my colleagues if they have any plans for the day, and then I either get in class with them or go to the lab, to dig around the equipment and prepare it for the next lesson.

    I finish working at 13:05 (minus reunions, training courses and whatnot). I put the equipment back in its proper place, lock everything up, sign as I leave the keys, and walk back to the bus stop. Once I'm home, I either cook something - it never takes much longer than half an hour - or reheat some leftovers.

    I then wash the dishes, but what I do with the rest of my afternoon varies. I might go out to do some shopping, or just clean up and lounge around. I eat dinner around 19:30-20:00, read for a while, get my pills, get some chamomile tea if I'm still feeling too alert, get the moka ready, brush my teeth, and get in bed around 22:00.

    On Monday and Tuesday my schedule is similar, but I get up much later, as I don't have lessons until around 12, and on the weekend I just faff around.

    3 votes
  11. crdpa
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    Here it goes: 5:30~6:30 - wake up when the sun shines in the room, no alarm 7:00 - light snack and gym 9:00 - heavy breakfast and shower 10:45 - walk to work 11:00 to 17:00 - work (20 minutes...

    Here it goes:

    • 5:30~6:30 - wake up when the sun shines in the room, no alarm
    • 7:00 - light snack and gym
    • 9:00 - heavy breakfast and shower
    • 10:45 - walk to work
    • 11:00 to 17:00 - work (20 minutes lunch when it feels like)
    • 17:15 - arrive at home, eat dinner when hungry and am free until sleep
    • 21:00~22:00 - sleep

    Yes, i‘m very blessed to work only 6 hours, wake up naturally and live near work.
    Unfortunately, this will end in February and we will start working 8 hours with 1 hour lunch break. Everyone is pissed.

    3 votes
  12. WMWMWMWMWMWMWMWMWMWM
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    I live a largely routine-less life, other than a few weekly classes which I like to attend. Right now I'm focusing on my programming, so I typically stay up doing that until I'm too tired to go...

    I live a largely routine-less life, other than a few weekly classes which I like to attend.

    Right now I'm focusing on my programming, so I typically stay up doing that until I'm too tired to go on, then go sleep until I feel rested enough, then repeat. In between, I find time for other basics like socializing and eating.

    3 votes
  13. ShilohMizook
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    17 year old student in Florida. Wake up at 5 Read or meditate or whatever until around 6. Make some breakfast, put on clothes, get ready for school, leave at 7. School starts at 7:45, ends at...

    17 year old student in Florida.

    • Wake up at 5
    • Read or meditate or whatever until around 6.
    • Make some breakfast, put on clothes, get ready for school, leave at 7.
    • School starts at 7:45, ends at 2:30.
    • Wrestling practice until 5.
    • Get home, eat dinner, procrastinate, do homework, sleep around 11.
    2 votes
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    mrbig
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    Every time you remember me this I'm astounded by how mature and intelligent your posts are. When I was 14 I couldn't put 2 and 2 together.

    I am a 14 year old Brazilian

    Every time you remember me this I'm astounded by how mature and intelligent your posts are. When I was 14 I couldn't put 2 and 2 together.

    2 votes
    1. Kuromantis
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      I swear I don't do anything special to my posts other than using plain (read: serious and almost never funny) language and look for some trustable source that agrees with what I say before I post...

      Every time you remember me this I'm astounded by how mature and intelligent your posts are.

      I swear I don't do anything special to my posts other than using plain (read: serious and almost never funny) language and look for some trustable source that agrees with what I say before I post a comment because my perception of 'high-quality discussion' is essentially those two things put together and turned into this forum.

      1 vote