Tips for working 80 hours a week
The circumstances with my family have changed within the past couple of months, and because of that I will be starting another job within the next two weeks. I already work one full time job, which has me away from home about 50 hours a week. Taking this second position will put my time spent working around 80 hours. This is only going to be a temporary thing, but I wanted a game plan going into it so that I can put off getting burnt-out as long as possible. The money I'll be making is pretty much essential and the longer I can do it, the better off we'll be. My first job will run from 7:30 to 4:30 and the second from 5:00 to 9:00 or 10:00 and a couple hours on the weekend. The thirty minutes in between is more than enough for the commute (they're mere blocks away from each other) but does not give me enough time to eat anything. So each day I'll need to pack enough food for lunch and either dinner or a large snack. (I also pack "breakfast" but that's usually just yogurt.) I get an hour break at my first job for lunch, and honestly it's really laid back so I can take smaller breaks whenever necessary. The second job I'm not sure about, but I believe I'll get two fifteen minute breaks when I'll be able to eat dinner. *EDIT* I will have access to a fridge, a microwave, and a toaster at my first job for lunch. Do any of you have any experiences in dealing with being away from home and working for so many hours? What kinds of things do you take for lunch and dinner? When do you prepare your meals? Are there any super foods that I can buy that might keep up my energy late in the day? I live alone so I have no one to help out by making meals or bringing me food, so I have to do all of this on my own. I'd also like to stay away from single serving and prepackaged junk as much as possible. Even if that means spending extra time on the weekends making food for the week. I know I can do it, but I want to make sure that my access on packaged foods and vending machines doesn't turn into a dependence.