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How do people have the energy to like, work a whole bunch of hours every day (I usually assume 8 cause that's what most people work I guess) and also do side projects and *also* manage to like, read books and play video games and stuff.

If I work like, one to three hours in a day I just feel completely drained for the rest of the day, and if I manage to work multiple days in a row and have responsibilities and stuff I just kinda... shut down.

Serious question. I want to know how people do this because I have no energy for anything but so many things I want to do.


@hazelnot I knew a guy who did like Everything. He worked and then wrote for a newspaper, had so many side projects and everything. His secret? Extreme workaholic. Would literally work to death (hasn’t died but under his cool persona is some real mental health issues)

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