You will quickly find that you can’t rake leaves indefinitely in Toytles: Leaf Raking. You will get tired.
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Your energy is represented by the 20 batteries at the top of the screen. Green means you have energy, and red means you used energy.
It takes energy to rake leaves. Each hour of using a particular rake uses a certain amount of energy. You will use 3x more energy if you rake at a Strenuous Pace.
If you do not have enough energy, you will not be able to rake leaves.
You can recover energy by sleeping. Each hour you sleep gives you 1 energy back. Therefore, the earlier you go to bed, the more energy you’ll recover.
The earliest you can go to sleep is 9:00 PM. If you try to go to bed sooner, time will skip ahead.
The latest you can go to sleep is midnight. That is, it is possible to stay up late, whether because you were working in a yard or out exploring the neighborhood, but your parents will bring you in if you stay out too late.
Depending on when you go to sleep, you will recover between 7 and 10 energy each night.
If you pay attention to the weather, it is possible to determine if the next day is fair and so will have no leaves falling or if it is expected to rain all day. Either way, if you don’t expect to do any raking tomorrow, today might be a good day to work late and use more energy than usual since you know you can rest and recover it over the next two nights.
Avoid using up so much energy in one day that you can’t recover enough to rake leaves for all of your clients. Try to balance your productivity and your energy reserves so that you can work in a sustainable way.