Kai’s Anime Time Management
How do you all manage your time? This is a project where everyone can share how do one manage their time efficiently, juggling between studies, work and anime, the “Anime Time Management” project. You can just write the post on your own blog and link it back to here.
As for me, my time is hugely divided into two different categories, work and play. Simple isn’t it? I have a motto in life, if I work, I work hard and if I play, I play hard. The way I manage my time is mostly reliant on this viewpoint.
Let’s talk about work first, I work at a vessel company and time-wise, I work from Monday to Saturday, with Saturday just working half a day. The basic time I work is from 8.00am in the morning to 5.00pm in the evening, though most of the time, I work a little over 5.00pm due to pending tasks. At times, it takes me a little over 6.00pm just to finish up my remaining tasks. So it wouldn’t be exaggerating to say almost 75% of my life is occupied by workload. Seriously, I think I’ll be happier if I can work at Danny Choo’s company.. though that’s asking a bit too much.
After work, comes “play.” Every time I return to my old sweet home, I switch on my PC and immediately watch my anime like it’s the end of the world. I sometimes marathon my anime and can approximately finish 13 episodes per night, which means I can finish a short 10-episode series easily enough. Once I finish the anime, it will be around 12am to 1am by then so I usually take a shower and go straight to bed. As for 20+ episodes, I would need to do this for two nights though that is already a satisfactory feat. However, all these applies only if I went straight back to home. I don’t want to be an anti-socialist so at times, you can still see me walking around town with my friends after work. All these would spoil my 10-episode-watching day schedule but I wouldn’t mind much anyhow, since hanging out is fun too.
However, I don’t only just watch anime as most of you would have already known by now. As of 2012, I’m currently watching anime, reading manga, reading light novels, playing games and playing visual novels. That is five friggin medias I need to catch up with, and that’s not even including my other hobbies like music, gfx and blogging. For sure, it haven’t been easy and it’s not going to.
Because of time constraints, I began to multi-task more and more and then, I had been thinking, “I friggin need a portable device” and so, I bought a netbook. So far, I’m using the netbook for net browsing and playing visual novels. Putting the netbook besides my main desktop, I did things like watching anime (desktop) + reading visual novel (netbook), or blogging (desktop) + reading visual novel (netbook), or watching anime (desktop) + posting in the forums (netbook). There are a lot of other combinations as it all depends on how I organize my multi-tasking. Sometimes, I get so insane I play three visual novels at the same time (two on my desktop and one on my netbook).
One way or the other, I managed to finish Demonbane through heavy multi-tasking and is currently playing Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. I’m also thinking of buying a smartphone next, a Samsung Galaxy Note to be precise. One of the reason I’m buying it is to help with my mad multi-tasking, mostly, it will be helping me with reading light novels in PDF. That’s not the only reason I’m buying it though mind you, since the idea buying a smartphone for nearly $1000 just to help with light novels is insane.
Of cause, I bring my portable devices where ever I go. During car trips, I will most usually pop up my netbook for my visual novel (or blog if hotspot’s available), or perhaps a PSP to play some games. I rarely do the latter though since I had mostly caught up with most PSP games I wanted to play. Speaking of games, I haven’t been playing much lately. I might play them a little after work if I’m not too caught up with anime marathons or perhaps I would play them at the weekends. But I’m sad to say games are a much more lesser priority now, the latest ones I’m playing is the Ace Attorney series, and I’m still trying to find time to
finish actually start playing Gyakuten Kenji. There are a few other games I’m looking forward to playing this year, Assassin Creed: Revelations and Mass Effect 3 being a few of them, and it will be interesting to see just how will I be able to even break down my time allocations even further for these games.
Speaking of which, weekend is seriously a wonderful time is it not? It is a time where I usually go out with friends to catch a movie in the city or something. But if there are no plans for that particularly weekend, then it’s back to my anime space. It is the perfect time to catch up with pending anime episodes, pending visual novel playthroughs, blogging, etc.. Just last weekend, I managed to finish a Little Buster review while watching past seasons of anime I left out like Infinite Stratos, Yuru Yuri and even caught up with ongoing anime like One Piece and Sket Dance.
I sleep on average 6 hours per day, and sometimes, even lesser, depending on how long I finish up with whatever I’m watching/playing/reading at the moment. Overall, my time management requires a lot of energy and at times when I’m too tired, I just focus on one task. My multi-tasking skill is still not quite there yet but as time progresses, perhaps I will become a multi-tasking master, who knows?
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