Productivity

Don’t masturbate with your time in hand

By June 1, 2020 No Comments

We all love spending a good time. Maybe alone or maybe with our loved ones. But like all other spendings, there are two ways to spend time. Either you invest it, or you waste it. And like oil and gas, time is also a limited resource. You should invest is wisely, rather than wasting it. You have only 24 hours a day, so my friend, you better stop masturbating with your time in hand and invest it wisely.

When I say don’t waste your time, I’m not saying don’t spend with your loved ones, nor I’m saying you to stop watching Netflix. When you spend time with your loved ones, it is an investment you are making to nurture your relationship. When you watch Netflix, you feel relaxed, which increases the flow of blood around your body and gives you more energy, have a calmer and clearer mind which aids positive thinking, concentration, memory, and decision making. But at the same time, you should know where to draw the line. Like all other investments, the way you invest your time will have different ROI.

Like any other investment, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Ideally, there should be 4 major categories while investing your time.

 

Plan ( 1 Hour)

This is the first thing you should invest in. You are a human being, you have your goal and vision. Without planning you can not achieve any of them. Invest approximately an hour a day to plan things out. But make sure you are not spending too much on it. All plans and no execution can lead you nowhere.

 

Learn( 3+13 hours)

Learning is the most valuable investment that you can do. Whatever skills you learn is a good investment. You should invest 313 hours on it. When I say 3+13, it is 3 hours of dedicated learning where you can read a book, enroll in some n online course or watch videos like this. The options are huge. Rest 13 hours(8 hours of sleep is required) you can learn from the environment around you. Your friends and family, animals, trees also from nonliving objects like sun and moon. Remember the famous “be like water” quote? Practically you can learn from each and everything around you. You just need to open your eyes and mind. But since you have limited time in hand, you can not learn everything. Choose wisely what you want to learn. For example, If you are a computer engineer, learning how to produce cast iron might not give you the best ROI.  But learning something that aligns with your career path or some life skills will give you a better ROI. Think ROI, my friend. ROI is the key.

 

Implement (8 Hours)

After you have learned a new skill, or have improvised on one, its time to flex those muscles(Treat Your Brain Like a Muscle) and put those learnings into action. Its time to test your skills and access your own abilities to handle real-life situations.

 

Relax (3+1+8 hours)

This is the phase where you unwind, strengthen your mind, and refresh your soul. Spend 3 hours with your loved ones. Watch TV, play games, enjoy a meal together or do whatever you want to strengthen the bond. Humans are called social animals for a reason, right? 1 hour spend on yourself. Do meditation, yoga, or sweat it out in the gym. And the last 8 hours of your day should be a sound sleep.

 

With all that said, make sure you have a cheat day once in a while when you won’t follow any rule and break all the rules.

 

Now my question. Do you think you masturbate with your time in hand or are you a good investor? Let me know in the comments.

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