I Buy My Time

I attended a workshop on time management a few months back and one point that was emphasized in the lecture was that “we can’t buy time.” Once time is gone, you can never get it back. Spending time on non-sense stuff can never be returned back to be used again.

However, I still feel that in one way or another we CAN buy time. When I say “buying” means the use of money. How I do it?

1.  There are several ways to go to work -by public bus, which passes by every 30 minutes, or by taxi which you can take anytime. The bus is a much cheaper way but it would take me a longer time to reach my workplace, because it stops every now and then at many bus stops. But most of the time, I take the taxi to get to work, because I arrive early at work and the extra minutes I get is used to prepare my self for work. And since it only takes a short time to get to work with the taxi, I didn’t have to wake up early. That means I can sleep that few minutes in the morning and get up without rushing. That means I can stay up a bit late the previous night to be with my family. I feel that I “bought” time by taking the cab instead of the much cheaper bus.

2.  Coming home from work would be the same. Instead of waiting for the public bus, I take the cab again to reach home early. That means I will be spending the extra minutes at home resting and enjoying with my family, than spending it outside the streets waiting for the bus to come and then standing inside a full-packed bus. I get to eat dinner early too.

If you have the budget to spend on “time” why not buy it for some quality life? Indeed, once time passes, it can never be bought back.


9 Responses to “I Buy My Time”

  1. 1 Troy
    August 9, 2010 at 8:26 am

    oh yes, we can buy time, and in many other ways as well, like getting a hi-speed internet, or buying appliances or stuff that would help you do tasks faster than manually. and by saving time, we are abe to do other things rather than being confined to a single task.


  2. 2 digitalcatharsis
    August 11, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for dropping by, Troy.


  3. August 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Time management is indeed crucial… Now if I were in your shoes, I’d take the bus for two reasons: 1) the bus is most likely environmental friendlier than the cab, 2) I’d utilize the time “gained” on the bus with studying to advance my skills, read a book I’ve been meaning to read for the longest, learn something new, or just to relax & enjoy an escape from the madness. I miss riding the metro or bus & wish I could! As with almost all, it’s @ the eye of the beholder! Cheers, Julie


  4. 4 digitalcatharsis
    August 16, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Hi JULIE, thanks for sharing your opinion! I would really love to hear what others would say coz to each is his own! God bless!


  5. 5 NiQ
    August 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Hello Nelson, this is an interesting posts. There are days where it seems that time flies so fast, however, as they always say, there is always time for everything. You just gotta learn how to manage it. That’s why I’ve also learned how to *buy* my time. Like at home, I do multi-tasking so I can finish my task earlier (but making sure everything is done well) then I enjoy more of my free time. Nice entry! Take care. 🙂


  6. June 24, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I never thought of this that way, but you did give the other perspective 🙂 Time with family is money well-spent. 🙂


  7. 8 kat
    June 27, 2011 at 7:22 am

    that\s what I am needing right now…….time management.


  8. June 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    kelangan ko rin ng time management kasi masyado na akong naka focus parati sa harap ng pc LOL!


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