What do you do in your free time? Feel like I'm wasting a lot of time

(Still in school) I feel like I'm wasting so much time when I could be more productive. My typical free time is spent between youtube/guitar/xbox/gym (all regular activities). What do you all do?

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Nov 25, 2018 - 9:00pm

First of all, while playing video games and watching videos online COULD be thought of as a waste of time, going to the gym is not. It's very important to stay healthy and in shape - not just for your own sake, but it helps a lot boosting your confidence and attracting girls.

Watching videos online is only useless if you're watching video game walkthroughs...if you're watching motivational speeches or learning something valuable, it's not a waste of time at all. You can learn more in one episode of Shark Tank than you could in a whole semester at most non-target state-school management classes.

What is your GPA? If you have a solid GPA, who cares? There are people who have 2.5 GPA averages and spend all their time drinking and partying... if you have a 3.6 or higher, it won't make a difference. There eventually gets to a point where you can't prepare for an exam any further.

Playing guitar is cool - not only is it an interesting thing to put on your resume so that people won't assume you're a nerd who spends 24/7 studying, it also helps getting girls and is an interesting conversation starter.

Honestly, as long as you're not posting garbage troll content every day and getting into arguments with GoldenCinderblock, I'd say you're alright

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Nov 26, 2018 - 4:15am

When I was younger in my undergrad, I always found myself with nothing to do a lot of the time, and I felt like there was a point of diminishing returns on studying... So I got into producing and creating music and even recording and mixing vocals in my spare time. Being able to play the guitar will help you in some ways getting started, like at finding catchy melodies.

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:44pm

I think reading, listening to podcasts, and other methods of learning or just enriching your mind pay dividends personally and professionally. Don't be afraid to go into a subject knowing you don't have the time to master it. Even basic understandings of radically different fields of knowledge can broaden your way of thinking and can often benefit you in unexpected ways down the road

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:30am

The last time I remember having 'free time' to just 'chillax' and be lazy or non-productive is 1999.

I decided to move to the West Coast that year and packed up all my shit in my Honda and left to drive across the country the following summer in 2000.

Since then, there has always been something to do.

Something to think about.

Something to plan for.

The guilty pleasure of taking free time when you don't have it. It doesn't last long, so enjoy it.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 27, 2018 - 9:34am

You could say I have 'all free time now' or 'no free time'. I guess it is a matter of perspective. To some, I look very very busy all the time. Others tell me that they 'envy all the time I have'. But, I stay pretty damn busy all day and accomplish a shit ton every day. Every fucking day.

Gotta put out.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 27, 2018 - 9:37am

In my super limited free time (besides when I'm doing stuff with friends/family), I generally enjoy reading books about history and watching certain youtube channels that have a history or scientific focus (Extra History, In A Nutshell, Simple History, Oversimplified, etc). I also do enjoy the occasional mind numbing youtube content that I used to like back in the day. Also love watching sports--huge baseball and football fan. I play video games sometimes but mainly as a way to take to my friends over some fortnite, rather than doing a game on my own. However, I do wanna get Red Dead 2. Also try to go to the gym when I can but need to do it a lot more if I wanna be a fUcKiNg StAlLiOn by next summer.

Jun 9, 2021 - 6:22am

I play guitar in my free time. My mum always says that all who are good with numbers are also excellent musicians. I always liked maths, that's why I studied finance and went to work in this field. I just became obsessed with acoustic guitars and decided to learn how to play one. But in my free time, I find it very relaxing to play guitar with a glass of wine. Besides, I've recently found many classical guitar books, and there are so many exciting techniques for playing an acoustic guitar. So, now, I rush home from work to try something new.

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