And welcome back to my blog!
It feels like forever since I did my last post. I’m sorry, I just got stuck up in the little chaos of my life. Anyway, this is going to one of posts on adding some extra productivity to our lives.
In my life, I have come across quite a number of people who complain that they have lots of ‘free’ time and are looking out for something that can serve as a ‘time pass’. And then end up killing time. In fact, there is no such thing as ‘free’ time. Every moment of our lives come with a price tag. No amount of money can bring it back. Nobody can guarantee the time left in our lives. And in reality, every second ticking- you and me are answerable for it.
Each morning brings us 24 hours, regardless of who we are. And nobody but our own selves are capable of deciding whether to ‘make’ or ‘break’ time. It’s a wrong thing to say, ‘I don’t have time’. It is clearly not a matter of ‘having’, but instead ‘making”.
I’m not against leisure or relaxation. No. That itself is another essential component of our lives. We are neither robots nor angels. We need breaks to clear up the fog and allow us to see things with clarity. But I do pity those who are confused with what to do every day. To be honest, we DO NOT have the time to do all that we have really GOT to do.
The problem is with our perceptions, how we see things and how good we are at procrastinating. We lie to ourselves when we say, ‘there’s still time’.
With all this being said, should we still insist on taking the time to do utterly useless things? Couldn’t we just use that extra time to add a little more our existence? Should we still hold back to watching movie after movie after movie, or even watching the same shows for the hundredth time, or just letting time fly without bringing you any good? Or even doing things that serve no purpose but accumulate more sins upon ourselves?
It is not just right for us to wait for someone to come and wake us up from the slumber we are in. Do something beneficial for your own self and the rest of the world. You are never too young or never too old to help someone in need. Volunteer to stretch out a helping hand. Read something. The least you can gain is improve your vocabulary. Watch videos that can inspire you or teach you something that will prove useful in the long run. Figure what you are truly interested in and make a hobby out of it. You never know what or when your skills will come in handy. If you are a passionate writer, find a platform to do so. If you can paint, go splash the paints. Or even better, find an online course that suits your interest and build progress in life. Rekindle your long lost friendships or take the time to call your parents and tell them you love them. And a million other good things like that.
Engage yourself. It should only be that you are doing something or you just did something and you are about to begin the next thing at hand. The Prophet( May peace be upon him) said: ”Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth before you become old; your health, before you fall sick; your wealth, before you become poor; your free time before you become preoccupied, and your life, before your death.” (Narrated by Ibn Abbas in the Mustadrak of Hakim & Musnad Imam Ahmad. Sahih). There’s not really any time to let go. James Altucher says in his book ‘Reinvent yourself’, “Life is a billion times smaller than the point of a needle. Don’t waste it doing things you were told to do. Do the things you love to do.”
Don’t lead lives without a purpose. Don’t just exist for no reason. Do things that will leave your legacy behind. Do things that’ll inspire the generations to come. Set gold standards.
And like Henry Rollins once said, ” No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time, All you got is life time, Go.”
Thanks for reading 💜