Time is money and life. I’m obsessed with saving time. Because life is relatively short, let’s not waste time on mundane bullshit.
By following the advice below, you’ll save thousands of hours during your life time. That’s great – more time to become an uber human.
For laughs, let’s look at the pleb mistakes I’ve done in the past.
1. Driving to the grocery store.
You can order grocery online – like with Amazon prime.
If you city doesn’t have online grocery, stock on grocery. I usually shop once a month now.
Total time spent in 25 years (assuming the average person spends 45 minutes driving to the grocery store and waiting at the check out line once a week): 974 hours or 6 full weeks.
2. Going to the bank
I used to drive to the bank, wait 15 minutes in the line up to deposit checks then drive back home. Ha! I do online banking once a month, for a total of 5 minutes.
Total time spent in 25 years (assuming the average person spends 25 minutes driving to and from, and waiting inside the bank) : 150 hours.
3. Frequent visits to the mall
I went to the mall to buy house hold products or shop for clothes because I was bored. Nowadays I stocked up on household products: 20 bottles of shampoo, 30 bottles of laundry detergent, 20 lbs of chicken in the freezer etc.
Nowadays I rarely go to the mall. Thinking back – it was a fucking waste of time.
Total time spent in 25 years (assuming the person spends 1 hour a week at the mall shopping): 1300 hours
4. Cooking food
It used to take me 1.5 hours a day to cook food (including prepping and clean up) – what I should’ve done was cook in a crock pot.
Throw ingredient inside the pot, click a button and wait for my healthy meal 6 hours later. Instead of spending 1 hour cooking food, I simply microwave or stir fry the crock pot meal and add fresh fruits / vegetables. It takes me 5 minutes.
Save your meals in containers that will last you for a week.
I wished someone taught me this earlier.
The more expensive option: have (healthy) delivered meals every night.
Total time spent in 25 years (assuming it takes you 1 hour to cook and clean up every day): 9,125 hours.
5. Getting stuck in traffic
Getting stuck in traffic is a waste of human life and rage inducing. At least when I’m sitting on the toilet, I get to look at porn.
Live really, really close to work is worth it even if you have to live in a cramp apartment. Nothing saddens me more than getting stuck in traffic.
Total time spent in 25 years (assuming it takes 1 hour round trip and the person works 247 days a year): 6,175 hours.
6. Watching TV.
I haven’t watched cable TV in 10 years. But as a teenager, I used to watch 2-3 hours of TV a day.
Nowadays, I watch 2-3 great movies a year. Recently, I enjoyed watching Limitless, Gattaca, The Raid Redemption.
Watching TV sport is for plebs. I always thought sport is something you should do, not watch. Remember back in high school when you had to sit on the bench, while the other kids played baseball? How boring.
TV is the drug of choice for the mass. And they willingly take it every day – because reading a book or going to the gym can wait another day.
Total time spent in 25 years (assuming the person watches 2 hours of TV a day): 18,250 hours.
From the looks of it, we waste the majority of our time commuting, eating and watching TV.
Shorten your commute time, prep your meals with a crock pot and stop watching TV. Over a 25 years time span, you’ll save about 33,000 hours.
People complain about “not having enough time” – it’s simply because they haven’t optimized their time.
Now it’s your time to optimize your time. Free up those thousands of hours and pursue your dream. After all, God didn’t put you on earth to be stuck in traffic.
See you at the top.