I'd first and foremost concentrate on getting in enough food each day to meet your needs regarding calories, protein and EFAs.
Stuff like spacing out a fixed number of meals so that there is a certain time between them is only a recommendation to establish the habit of eating smaller, more frequent meals or reach the projected caloric intake if you are bulking, nothing set in stone, though. Shorten the periods, eat fewer but larger meals, eat less on "shorter" days, whatever.
Apart from that, I'd try to establish more regular sleeping patterns. At some point, it becomes a matter of priorities.