3 responses to “Engineering Free Time”

  1. GMP

    *whining alert*
    I completely agree about the importance of non-work time. But as someone who has young kids, I find that all the non-work time is easily consumed by childcare and other family duties (e.g. cooking and cleaning). Most of them are enjoyable, but some are quite draining (dishes, laundry). I personally have virtually zero time for hobbies; the time I do have I like to blog-surf, watch movies or TV shows, or honestly just catch up on sleep.

  2. Mike Burr

    Engineers have free time???

    Could have fooled me. 😀 Although you are correct for the little breaks. I find when I’ve been down in the circuit or buried in the code, I have to take a few minutes to walk out to the production floor to have some thinking space. On the weekends, I will sometimes continue on S/W if I’ve spent all week on H/W. When I do catch a lull in the schedule, and I’m not doing projects with my boys, I get a chance to walk out to my garage, and throw some tools at high speed spinning wood. :-) Usually I’ll try working on a bowl or pens for people that I think might appreciate them. During the fall I’ll turn back to working on the house project, of replacing all the front railings with hand turned spindles. Far enough away from electronics, but still well into working with my hands and mind. :-)

  3. Danny Vigo

    I like to take time-outs relaxing with my children, it’s the only thing that can 100% switch my mind off pins RB7, VCC, the code here, the wire there. Holly spaghetti.. Anyways sorry bout that. And also some TV here and there except I never finish watching any show. I think I watched episode 10 of The Big Bang Theory and then jumped to like episode 24. hehehe. My wife hates it. Also I like to take up whole weekends every once in a while and going on a road-trip with my family.