Today I’m feeling that there’s not enough time. I know that’s ridiculous, not the feeling but the idea that there isn’t enough time.
Lots of balls in the air… two kids, food needs to be put on the table, flailing freelance business… product/saas business still in idea phase.
I am relieved to know that everyone has the same amount of time as I…
So since my lovely partner decided to go back to work part-time, my new schedule is thus:
Wake up at 6am.
Start work by 8am.
Work till around Noon… then watch kids/read (I got at least 6 weeks of Python/Django books I want to read).
You never have enough.
I’ve been obsessed with Time lately, how I find it so much more valuable than money. Yet how everyone has the same amount… if you are fortunate enough.
How people sell time. I’m currently consulting, so I currently sell my time, and my past experience for money. It stinks. It’s better than most professions sure, but it’s still not ideal.
The freedom to feel that time is limitless, that’s key. To earn that freedom, all of your needs of life must be met.
But before you reach that point, sacrifices must be made. Hopefully the closest people around you understands this.
I’m amazed how much time I wasted as a youth. I literally did nothing for days. It’s crazy. The amount I get to sleep, whenever, stay up late, whenever… no responsibilities. No on depended on me, to be somewhere, to do something… it was very blissful… yet very unproductive.
Being unproductive is a luxury for those with time to spare. When you have responsibilities (especially to two little darlings and a lovely partner) you aren’t on your own, and you don’t want to be. You signed up for this.
So it’s good to be very very productive, and make sure the work you are doing is building towards something more.
Time is fleeting, so spend it wisely. Waste it as your peril. Enjoy it.
The most valuable asset is time.
That’s why time management is so popular. I’m currently reading the book “The Time Paradox” recommended by Derek Sivers.
It says that we are more time conscious because we as a society hardly make things anymore. We are on the clock. Hence, for a manager to increase profits, it has to increase productivity.
Hence, productivity and time management is intertwined. Productivity means producing more value in a given time span.
So I say this, enjoy your life, but if you have to work anyway, work towards freeing up your time, so you can enjoy more of life…