What's your idea of free-time during a 60+ work week?

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I came across this from Wall Street Playboys

Finally, this does not mean that you should become a boring frugal monk, it means that you need to learn to have balance. In our view this is going out twice per week... Again, no need to simply believe this model. Try it yourself and report back.

I would imagine you need time to unwind working 60+ hours a week. I'm barely going to start this grind and was looking for productive activities to do during the week, perhaps taking dance lessons (salsa/bachata) or firearms training classes.

What do you busy bodies do with your limited free time?

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Nov 16, 2016

try to work out every morning and see friends in some capacity once a week (usually involves beer). Golf 5-10 times a year (always involves beer) and shooting range about the same (no beer)

white water raft and ski once a year, each

edit: I took dance lessons for my wedding, and it was fun, but I hated knowing that a one hour dance lesson cost about as much as a round of golf

Nov 16, 2016
Brosef Stalin17:

try to work out every morning and see friends in some capacity once a week (usually involves beer). Golf 5-10 times a year (always involves beer) and shooting range about the same (no beer)

white water raft and ski once a year, each

edit: I took dance lessons for my wedding, and it was fun, but I hated knowing that a one hour dance lesson cost about as much as a round of golf

Nice! Where would you go skiing?

And damn. My cousin knows a dance instructor, so I can take lessons for $25 with every third lesson being free.

Nov 17, 2016

North Carolina.. geographically and monetarily convenient

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Nov 17, 2016

You only live once. Why live your one life based on some preset schedule? I work out five times a week because I enjoy it and spend the rest of my free time doing what I want. That sometimes involves reading leadership books to better myself professionally, but it also sometimes involves just drinking a ton and having a good time.

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Nov 17, 2016

YOLO!!!

Nov 17, 2016

I prefer the more high-brow version of "carpe diem".

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Nov 18, 2016

Nah, I don't do this. I usually prefer to get family related friends. I actually spend some time with school friends, as we have a society at which we study, but normally I hardly have time to date a nice girl I've met this year.

Stopped drinking and doing similar things in 2012. And with that I've never took interest in most of things common people do. That's probably why I came on here at this forum.

Nov 18, 2016

What I've been wondering, is how do you find balance outside of large cities like NYC? I need to be able to leave work, hit the store/friends house, grab drinks, then get back home all within a 10 minute circumference or so. Plus, that's in no particular order because subways run 24/7 and everything is open until 3am or later, with everyone all living just a couple blocks over or a 15 minute train ride. Tough living in smaller cities or more rural areas.

Nov 18, 2016

I'm a competitive popper (cyphers and battles), so I try to squeeze 4 practices a week. Schedule-wise, I'm well aware my life is basically work and dance with bits of time for errands and going out. It was pretty hard at first, especially gathering the energy to go practice right after work and realizing you won't have time for anything else the rest of the day, but I am pleasantly shocked at what your body is capable of in terms of adjusting to new normals.

The biggest challenge is being involved in 2 distinctly different cultures... finance and street dance crowds don't understand each other whatsoever so it's often hard to find people who can relate to me holistically.
That being said, their contrasting dynamics make me feel balanced, which I find key in making this sustainable.

Nov 19, 2016
ThatOtherGuy:

I'm a competitive popper (cyphers and battles), so I try to squeeze 4 practices a week. Schedule-wise, I'm well aware my life is basically work and dance with bits of time for errands and going out. It was pretty hard at first, especially gathering the energy to go practice right after work and realizing you won't have time for anything else the rest of the day, but I am pleasantly shocked at what your body is capable of in terms of adjusting to new normals.

The biggest challenge is being involved in 2 distinctly different cultures... finance and street dance crowds don't understand each other whatsoever so it's often hard to find people who can relate to me holistically.That being said, their contrasting dynamics make me feel balanced, which I find key in making this sustainable.

I'm quite curious - what cultural context do street dance crowds conform to?

Nov 19, 2016
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