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How much time you're wasting in your day?

justaashir profile image Aashir Aamir Khan ・2 min read

Are you a person like me, looking for some spare time to work on personal projects, read books, watch tutorials or attend classes?

The answer is that you'll never ever get that time you're looking for and you'll always end up complaining about it. This is the truth.

"You can't cure the disease if you don't know what it is? You can't save the time until you know how much time you're wasting"

I'm not talking about others, I'll talk about myself. I've tried almost every productivity system out-there and Softwares and apps but nothing works for me. I want the time, but I don't want to change the way all the things work(the unorganized routine). All of this drama is not about time, it's about the correct usage of the time. Waking up early doesn't make you productive or the To-do list won't make you productive because of the RESET Mechanism. What is RESET?

It's my own abbr of Repeat Everyday Sleep Everyday Tuning. It's the programming of your mind, you've to modify to get productive. You're unconsciously repeating every day, there are little to no changes in your day and you always make a to-do list for the same day like today, and you always schedule your day as RESET. write all the things you want to do for tomorrow, write down everything don't think that there is no time to do all of this. Now Go and sleep, again repeat your day as you do but don't look at the list or follow it. Complete your day and then before going to sleep look at the list, and see what you've done?

  • If you've done 40% of tasks - You're going well without any pressure of a schedule.
  • If you've done 70% of tasks - You're not writing correctly, there can be more tasks.
  • If you've done less than 30% of tasks

Now calculate the time these tasks took from your time, you'll find the correct ratio of time you are wasting.

Example:
I wrote down 12 tasks but I only have 5 hours a day. Tonight I checked the list, that I completed 3 of the tasks only and these 3 tasks took me 1 hour each = 3 hours
So I have wasted 2 hours of my day, I don't know how?
Total Day Time = 5 hours
Total Time Tasks took = 3 hours
Time Wasted = 2 hours (Watching Videos, Chatting on Facebook)

So This is how you'll know, that how much time you're wasting. OOOOOOFFFF So Now at the end of the day, I get to know that I wasted my 2 hours of the day.

Note: I wrote this, and I know it's bullshit but yeah I posted it.

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Fernando Garcia

Hi Aashir, I don't think this is bullshit — it is actually an interesting post. In my journey of productivity, what I've realized is that work can either come from desperation or inspiration:

Desperation may cause us to work desperately because we believe if we don't finish X then we will not deserve something in change. For example, "If I don't improve my development skills I will NOT be able to get the job I want".

Inspiration, on the other hand, is when we work smoothly on something just because we feel drawn or called to it. There is no "I NEED TO", one simply starts doing the thing you want to do, there is no discipline, motivation, or procrastination involved.

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Aashir Aamir Khan Author

🙂🙏, Thanks. Yes, I just wrote it according to my mind.

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EricJ90

Are you giving yourself time to relax and unwind at the end of the day as well?

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Duc Nguyen • Edited

Should it be calculated into tasks as well? But anyway, I agree with your point. We should not be too harsh to ourselves.

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Aashir Aamir Khan Author

Yes, I agree with you. You calculate the total day time according to your mind(like I have 6 hours in a day but I will calculate by 5 hours because I want to rest in 1 hour). Calculate the relax time, and minus it from the total day time

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EricJ90

Ah I see. In that case it sounds like a pretty good way to track productivity!

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Hassan raza

Thanks,
Great concept

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Andrea Johnson

This was actually an interesting perspective, I personally don't think it was bs.

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Aashir Aamir Khan Author

Ooook, Now I have to think again about this. I'll improvise it and publish the best version of it