Beneficial things to do with my Time
Could you guys recommend me some beneficial things for me to do with my time?
I have a lot of free time now due to the fact that I’ve cut out television/masturbation. Soon to be added to that list will be less use of social networking sites. I basically got really high and realized that my time on this Earth is literally tick tocking away every single second.
I want to make the absolute most out of this life. I realized that my time was being spent and dedicated to meaningless/passionless/repetitive tasks/habits. I don’t want to waste any more time.
Suggestions/comments will be appreciated
Nihilism is a great way of life as well as drugs and cinema are. Try and enjoy
@whowhatwhy, because if your having trouble finding inspiration, randomly choosing an inspiration of somebody else to ride wont help you in the long run. find your own inspiration, only let the inspirations of others influence you… not consume you.
you gotta look for and recognize quality. You gotta be able to distinguish truth from lies, you gotta constantly regenerate your mind structure in accordance with wisdom.
it`s all about harmonizing with the flow, in my opinion.
@aestheticbrah, I have also recently had an awakening, quitting wasteful habits like daily toking, facebook etc. I am realizing time is our most precious asset, but I guess your question is what to do with that time? My advice is do anything you are passionate about, and do the fuck out of it! I recently started reading and drawing again since I cant do sports lately(injury) instead of wasting time of facebook or whatever and I feel so much better already. If you dont know what you are passionate about, try new things! I want to take a drama class this summer to improve my social skills and just for the hell of it! Life has been so much better once I learned to be positive and value my time, and its only the beginning really.. Goodluck!
@aestheticbrah In my opinion its not what you do as much as how you do it. like @whowhatwhy said, you gotta look for and recognize quality in your life. You could do almost anything and as long there is an underlying quality to what you do you won’t be wasting your time. The book Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance explains this philosophy really well, i recommend it very much
The other HEthens essentially got it, free time is a gift, follow your passions!
Pull out a sheet of paper, write down your favourite activities that you’d like to get better at.
Where do you want to be in 5 years?
I agree with @nikkihaze, eventually, we will want to give back to the world, but we’ll have to improve our skills (assuming they need improvement) first :)
@aestheticbrah, definitely been here. “I realized that my time was being spent and dedicated to meaningless/passionless/repetitive tasks/habits.”
Your problem is kind of showing you the answer. Just do the opposite of what you’ve been doing. As I said on another thread tonight, in order to have a different life you need to be a different person. And in order to be a different person you have to think about things differently, see things differently, do things differently than you were doing before, because you want new results, not the same old thing again. One thing I’ve been having a hard time with is prioritizing, getting the stuff done that NEEDS to, or else it will hurt later. Do what you have to get out of the way first, then just stop and think about what you want to do, who you want to be. Take some time for real introspection. You might want to pass on the marijuana for this. Journalling helps me with this. When you come up with things that you want to do, ask yourself why. Really know why these things would give your life meaning. Also, know that you will regret it if you don’t change. It’s taken a while for me to learn, but there are no freebies now that we aren’t children anymore. You either do stuff and get good at it, or don’t and stay bad. You will move in a direction regardless of your choice, so hesitation cannot help you.
Also, be honest with your desires. Like, crazy, shooting-the-moon honest. Forget what anyone has told you about what you’re meant for, natural ability or talent, or what you have told yourself about it, or any notion of what’s possible and what’s not.
I suggest DayZeroProject.com
You know all ose things in the back of your mind you mve always wanted to do? Some call it a bucket list, a “Some day”list, or whatever, and you might have already made one, but what’s stopping you from doing things now?
The site allows you to make a list of 101 things that you want to do, then gives you 1001 days to do them. Because if you have the time and motivation then you can do anything