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I was just thinking about this yesterday. During the week I do my 9-5 and my mind is mostly numb after that. Enough for some exploratory stuff, but hard to get a lot of 'real' grind work done.

Then it's Friday night and you think how great it is that the weekend is here to get stuff done. Saturday arrives and if you're a home owner like me it's full of house and yard work (which in itself is fine, just time consuming).

So what you have left is Sunday. Relax in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch a relaxing show with the wife. The rest of the day is ahead, and based on how relatable this article is you know where that goes. Welcome to Sunday night and the cycle continues.

If you're trying to "break out" instead of "just existing" (although there's nothing wrong with the latter; we put too much demands on ourselves) the winning play, for most, is to get up as early as you can stand. Most people's best hours are from 1 to 4 hours after waking, and it's a shame to give those to a boss.

I relate to this (and upvoted), but it’s worth acknowledging that some people have more energy in evenings or even the dark of night. The key, if you’re trying to best utilize your time:

1. Your point: don’t give your most productive time to someone who uses you as a resource.

2. Try to structure your schedule so that you can best utilize your most effective energy without it being solely devoted to the obligations outside of being a profit center for someone else.

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