4,000 Weeks of Wasting Time
Did you know the average life span runs about 4,000 weeks? To me, that just doesn’t seem like a lot.
One of my favorite stoic principles is the about time. Yeah, we waste a lot of it. Yeah, we can always do more, say more, be better. Time is the only non-renewable resource we have.
“It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” - Seneca
Since time is our only non-renewable resource, you can practice not wasting it, or you could just realize when you are and make a new choice. There’s a big distinction here.
Hustle culture is not joke, and as an avid do more, be more, do it all kinda lady, there needs to be ways I can “waste time.” Or, rest. Ask yourself, “Do I need a break?” The answer is honestly, probably, most likely, YES!
Practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes progress. Eventually you can turn your “time wasting” into true rest. Maybe you’ll realize some of those shows actually bring you down, or social media f*cks with your head.
The key place to start is getting present to what you are doing when you “waste time,” and from there making a new decision to waste your time better in the future.
What’s possible for you now that you can actually waste your time on purpose?