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If I Could Buy a Few More Hours

Time is the last thing to be wasted.

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It’s been a long time since people are talking about the worth of time. But in practical life, we are ignoring it the same way. Scrolling Facebook and WhatsApp needlessly aren’t considered a waste of time. But it really is. What is the purpose of a post which we like but never implement? That’s how we do at these platforms.

It’s like T. S. Eliot said, “Distracted from distraction by distraction.”

Being a writer along with running different errands is never easy. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice one thing to compensate for the other.

But the time spent on social media platforms for nothing doesn’t count. It took me a long time to get out of my YouTube addiction. But sometimes it’s difficult to control myself. It feels terrible to end up my day with remorse at the wasted time. That’s why I’m changing tracks.

I plan each day efficiently and work as much as I can to get the most out of a day. Sometimes, my mind spins and I’ve to put things until the next day. I sleep with one wish in my mind, if only I could amass time. The technique, ‘never begin your day until it is finished on paper’ by Jim Rohn is a way to run your time. But sometimes liabilities of life get in the way. No research has invented time and none of us can spare some time for the next day. But the point is do we care about the time we have? I don’t think so.

I believe that in life so small, there isn’t time for anything. But we’ve to spare it as much as we can. Nothing gives you as much joy as thinking about the well-spent time.

“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don’t have time,' is like saying, 'I don’t want to.”

~Lao Tzu

Life is a game of time. It should be handled cautiously to get somewhere. So, in an effort to use my time productively, sometimes I can’t shake off the sorrow of wasting some of my time deliberately. How do you manage to spend your time efficiently?



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Fiza Ameen

Fiza Ameen


A nyctophile, truth-seeker gravitating towards human nature| Writing is my way of unlearning the patterns.