Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Community Assistance

Community Assistance Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.

I'm Tired

Community Assistance

Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2010, 09:51 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default I'm Tired

Usually when the weather changes like it has been, I find it difficult to "wake up".

I like to be up by at least 7AM, & be at my first lawn by 8AM.

The problem is, I feel more tired than I did last year. Though the season is JUST starting & I have to adapt.

The thing is, what do you guys do in order to make it through the day?

When do you go to bed/wake up?

Do you drink coffee?

When I wake up on days I don't work, I require coffee.

When I have lawns to mow, I can't drink coffee. I find that it really drys me out. Instead I drink Coke to get my caffeine fix.

So besides going to bed early, what else can a guy do to wake up feeling fresh & ready to tackle the work load?

The toughest part in the day is right after the alarm, that stage where you have to pull your arse out of bed - when all you want to do is sleep an extra 24 hours. lol

My bed is comfier in the morning than at night, I'm sure it is for all of us... what a pain... lol

I'll be one year older in a few days, though I'm still young. My knees have been aching & the whole package.

What I have seen & tried.

If you drink a ton of water before bed, you'll wake up early & energized as you run to the washroom.

It works sometimes, other than that my mind asks this question,
"If I close my eyes now, I might piss myself... let's give that a shot"
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator

Old 04-29-2010, 03:25 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Sleep!

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Try to get a regular sleep pattern going. In the winter I work at night shoveling snow and then in the spring I cant get to bed at a decent time to start work at 7am. A friend recommended taking Melatonin to help get a proper sleep cycle going and it worked. Melatonin is a all natural and is the chemical in the brain that regulates sleep. You can have some crazy dreams while taking this stuff but you get a good nights sleep and dont have the drowsiness you do when taking sleeping pills. I don'd know where you live but here in Canada it is an over the counter purchase at any drugstore.

Hope it helps!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 04:16 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road

Appreciate the info!

Where abouts are you in Canada?
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 03:38 PM
Posts: n/a

Grandpa's old cough medicine usually works for me
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 04:21 PM
Posts: n/a

I'm located in Beaumont Alberta, about 15min south of Edmonton.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 10:28 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough

I get up at 5, put the coffee on and take the dog for a walk, home by 5:30 to 5:45, feed the dog and have coffee, read the forums, answer emails, staff arrive at 6:30 and out by 7 and we head to the coffee shop, not all staff come here but we all meet at Tim's, leave there by 7:45 and on sites around 8, sometimes we meet for lunch but not very often anymore as we have so much on the go.

Might have an Ice Capp in the afternoon, never drink coffee during the day or evening.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 12:00 AM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 7
psparaco is on a distinguished road

Jessica and I usually turn into bed at 12 which is in 5 min lol. we get up at 8-8:15am. I take our daughter to school at 8:45am and come back home. Jess eats breakfast and watches a little tv then gets dressed. I go thru the emails and prepare my worksheets for the the day at the same time of eating breakfast. I rarely drink coffee any more. We head out between 9:30-10am. Hit the store for cigs and red bulls and head to our first property. We manage to knock out 14-18 lawns by 2:30pm and usually take lunch then. so lunch from 2:30-3pm 3pm go home. then i go pick up our daughter from school at 3:15pm and the days over. if we have more lawns to mow. we try to get one of my daughter's friend's parent to watch her til 5 so we can finish out our schedule. At night little one goes to bed at 9pm. after that 930-12am is doing paperwork for me and my game apps facebook and myspace and getting invoices printed out. usually around 7-8pm at night i am sometimes driving back out to put the invoices in client's mailbox so they know we were there. thats about it. time for bed. lol.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 12:49 AM
NewLeafca's Avatar
NewLeafca NewLeafca is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 105
Rep Power: 6
NewLeafca is on a distinguished road

I am up at 6:00 am every day even on my days off. If you get up at the same time every morning makes it easier. I usually go to bed at 10:00 pm everyday. However, since I have started this business it has been getting later at night. To much paperwork and bookkeeping that I don't understand or no how to do. I need to make some money soon so I can hire an accountant.

Drink coffee every morning but after that I am done with it. While working I drink lots of water. To hot here to drink anything else. I only eat breakfast (a real one with pancakes, grits, eggs, bacon, etc.) and then dinner. Don't eat much during the day it just slows me down.

Originally Posted by CHEESE2009 View Post
I'll be one year older in a few days, though I'm still young. My knees have been aching & the whole package.
Me too in 11 days. Happy B-day
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 12:45 AM
workdog workdog is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Kearns,UT
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 6
workdog is on a distinguished road

I try to be in bed by 11:00 PM or so. And up by 6:00AM.

We go through a lot of coffee here, pretty much all day everyday. Around 2-3 12 cup pots. I drink half of it and my buddy drinks the rest.

When its not coffee, its Diet Coke. I drink alot of that.
Every now and then a RockStar or Monster but they dont seem to give me a energy boost, I just like the taste.

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charging customers more, just because I'm tired.. Am I alone? CHEESE2009 General Talk 8 07-24-2009 06:30 AM
Snow Plow + Salt Spreader + $now = A tired but happy business owner EasyPro General Talk 4 01-31-2009 11:24 AM
Tired of hitting rocks when mowing? Steve Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 08-26-2008 12:09 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Don't pick up those...
11-11-2015 08:04 AM
Yesterday 02:06 AM
by Jeff B
4 830
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
11-28-2015 09:07 PM
by RonSonlawncare
10 1,148
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 07:58 AM
11-28-2015 08:43 PM
by RonSonlawncare
8 226
Gutter cleaning
05-31-2015 04:16 PM
11-28-2015 11:08 AM
by SC93
9 1,176
Never been happier
Mr. Mow
11-28-2015 08:39 AM
11-28-2015 10:58 AM
by SC93
1 59
Anti-Ice or De-Icing...
11-27-2015 11:04 PM
11-27-2015 11:04 PM
by nwgirl
0 57
Hi, new member looking...
11-24-2015 06:03 PM
11-27-2015 07:31 PM
by taylorgreen325
2 202
ATV Plowing and Services...
11-24-2015 07:55 PM
11-27-2015 02:06 PM
by Steve
4 235
Help a Brother Out -...
01-23-2012 05:19 PM
11-23-2015 05:25 PM
by Steve
90 31,836
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 08:34 AM
11-17-2015 11:43 AM
by Steve
20 1,993
First house clean up,...
11-04-2015 06:28 PM
11-14-2015 06:12 AM
by Brian3137
12 1,062
Leaf removal
11-09-2015 01:17 PM
11-13-2015 08:13 PM
by Bradcook21
8 983
Any feedback on Toro...
Ian Lovejoy
11-12-2015 08:46 AM
11-12-2015 02:59 PM
by Steve
1 561
buying existing company
11-11-2015 10:51 AM
11-11-2015 06:49 PM
by Steve
1 752
Snow Plowing /...
11-06-2015 06:28 AM
11-11-2015 09:15 AM
by kslawn
8 1,027
Has anyone created an...
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
by mark123
0 693
Buying a business
11-01-2015 12:50 PM
11-10-2015 06:54 PM
by Steve
15 2,265
Rocky Newbe
11-06-2015 06:09 AM
11-09-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
3 847
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-09-2015 06:01 PM
by Steve
1,239 423,985
Scored 2 Freebies Tonight
08-07-2009 04:14 AM
11-09-2015 05:52 PM
by Steve
16 6,338
Customers dodging the...
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
11-08-2015 05:36 PM
by Chilehead
4 867
Starting a mowing...
10-23-2015 06:55 PM
11-05-2015 12:47 AM
by Steve
9 4,243
Property Pricing
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
11-04-2015 06:35 PM
by Brian3137
6 2,116
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 04:51 PM
11-02-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
31 5,641
starting organic...
10-04-2015 01:22 PM
11-02-2015 05:46 PM
by Steve
4 4,217
Mister Joe in...
Mister Joe
10-30-2015 08:40 PM
11-02-2015 05:43 PM
by Steve
6 2,017
Three Year In -...
Ian Lovejoy
10-26-2015 11:21 AM
11-02-2015 05:41 PM
by Steve
9 4,226
Mowing golf course
10-31-2015 07:11 PM
11-02-2015 05:03 PM
by SC93
10 2,117
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy