11 hours ago
You know you’re done when you legally need “rest”. pilots can legally work up to 14hr days. my average day is normally 11-12hrs and i pretty much worked the last 15days with 2days off which also included some very short days of course. that’s why it’s even more important to pay attention to your health, rest/exercise and importantly sleep. over the years of doing this i’m getting very good at managing myself. i am quite selfish about my sleep already but i’ve also found daily exercise (even if 20min run) added routine has been very helpful in managing stress & fatigue. it’s quite fascinating to see your decision making skills diminish when you’re not well rested or tired and not at your very best... i have lot of time off now so i guess that’s worth it. a price to pay to sit and watch these views.
what else do you do to keep yourself sharp? i recently picked up playing the piano.🎹 i know listening relaxes me a lot but playing is even more soothing. the learning sucks tho.. that’s good for your patience. 😂