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Don't Waste Time



The most valuable thing in this earth is TIME.

You do not have all the time in the world,

and remember that you HAVE to die: Memento Mori.

Don't give away your time in stupid things.

In this Video from Philosophies for Life shows us How to Manage Time

with the teachings from Seneca.

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In this video we will be talking about The 10 ways to manage time from the writings of Seneca. Seneca was a Roman statesman and a stoic philosopher, who in his moral essay, On the Shortness of Life, offers us time management tips. So here are 10 time management tips from Seneca.

01. Treat time as a commodity

02. Don’t invest your time preparing for life

03. Live life for your own self

04. Practice Premeditatio Malorum

05. Make long term rewards immediate

06. Make the most of your free time

07. Spend time reflecting on your past

08. Stop wasting time in life’s trivialities

09. Invest your time creating new memories

10. Invest your time in philosophies


Hope you enjoyed this video and find these insights on time management helpful.

Seneca was a stoic philosopher and rhetorician. He’s one of the first stoics for which there are considerable literary remains for us to study. In his moral essay, On The Shortness Of Life, Seneca gives us an urgent reminder on the non-renewability of our most important resource: our time.

Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BC. Even though it is over 2000 years old, more and more people are discovering how Stoicism is not only relevant to modern times, but can be applied in very simple, yet strong ways.

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