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Nikhil Bhola

Seneca - How To Manage Your Time (Stoicism)


Behaviour Modification and TherapiesSelf-Help and Sense ControlMind Management

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 Cilium 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.


  • Gurender
    True, I don't completely disagree with what you shared, even i did,
    But moving ahead, i realized, it is always you 'alone' with your own set of 'doings', and then, you are forced to sort them out, whatever i was hanging onto, it was to be left behind

    Though, i myself have started seeking by admitting
    "Something as Truth" but with time, no matter how much i forced myself into it, it never became a "living reality".

    The moment i left behind things i studied and read, the moment, i realized...  more
  • Nikhil Bhola
    @[2589:Gurender Singh] That's a wonderful idea to go by but my friend it is not always easy to innovate your own ideas that too when your glass of knowledge and experiences has just begun to fill... everybody needs some philosophical basis to hang on to..isn't it ?
  • Gurender
    Why not create your own way?
    By validating things on your own by best of your might?

    Who can live truly, hanging onto ideas of other?
    No one can, why should you?