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Home work doesnt fit in time given
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Home work doesnt fit in time given

After searching the internet for some miraculous device that will solve my problems, I found this forum. I hope you guys can help me!
The problem: I do not have enough time to do my homework. Not in the normal "oh too much homework" kind of way, but the actual time in hours at my disposal:
6:00 Get up, eat breakfast etc.
7:00 Jump on the bike, head for school
8:20 School starts (I arrive around 8:10 so I can study a bit more)
4:05 School done
5:00 Back home, homework time until dinner
6:30 Dinner time, 1 hour 30 minutes of homework complete
7:00 Done eating dinner, more homework
9:00 I should go to bed now if I want to get my 9 hours of sleep, but I have only done 3 hours 30 mins of homework...
10:00 got my 4 hours 30 mins (average) of homework out of the way, time to sleep
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat...

So thats my average schedule, of course times will vary often.
The things I'd like to change are:
atleast 9 hours of sleep
atleast 1 hour of free time

At the moment I do not have any free time. Well, I do, but its not really free time. Its 2 minute breaks smuggled into my homework time, like quickly playing a game on my phone etc.

The weekends are better, although I usually sleep till 3:00 pm to catch up on sleep missed.

You might be wondering why I cycle to school for 1 hour, I live in the Netherlands, and its quite normal here.

The 4h 30m homework is everything I need to do for school btw. Not just doing the exercises in my books, but also studying for the tests of the week.

Any tips are welcome ^^
03-12-2017 11:25 PM
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