Circularity of Time

What if you can see your future?

What if time is fluid i.e. the past is the present, the present is the future, the future is the past?

What if you can never change the future?

I wondered about this question and the mindblowing nature of it after watching ‘Arrival’.

Being a fan of sci-fi, I have to say that that movie blew my mind away. The beauty of how they marry physics and linguistics is just amazing especially to a nerd like me.

Anyway, going back to the point of this post. What would you do if you know your future assuming that you can never change it?

Knowing that every action that you do has already been predestined for you? What about the concept of free will?

Think about it and if you haven’t watched the movie, I recommend you to for it will blow your mind.

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It boggles me…

that I have the same number of hours as a hustling entrepreneur, a doctor, a lawyer, a farmer in a day and I still struggle to complete as many tasks in a day as them.

I just cannot comprehend where did that gap and time disappear to.

It is as if time magically went away.

I don’t know why but it is just hard to find time amidst the daily chaos of having an ad-hoc.

I mean, it truly boggles me how successful people can force as many tasks to do as possible into a single 24-hour day. I’m just here still struggling to even do pre-lecture preparation.

I think some sacrifices have to be made and as such as my previous post, I might also have to learn prioritization.

Priorities = Time

 

Recently, I have been complaining about time, the lack of.

But what I realised is that it isn’t because I don’t have enough time to do the things I need, want or expected of me but it is because I didn’t prioritise my tasks properly.

I have several responsibilities on my hands right now and I’m constantly juggling between all of them. And because of this, I’m constantly getting confused about dates, times, locations and the like.

Furthermore, it felt as it these tasks were also taking up my studying time which later on eats up my sleeping / alone time (which I truly need to stay productive).

Multitasking, that’s it. I have been multitasking, never spending enough time to be in DEEP WORK which is crucial. Thus, causing the problems I’ve stated above.

I didn’t prioritise my tasks properly, always mixing and changing about between tasks whenever they come up. Note to self: not good.

I need to have a keystone task that will keep me grounded and onward towards balance. I think that would be my studies.

In the last semester, I made it a goal to study at least 5 hours a day. It was a mild success (a success, nonetheless). That was my keystone task as anything I do during the day is towards reaching and striving that goal (which kept me focused and neat).

I think I will still keep that goal in mind this semester.

Priorities. Priorities. Priorities.

 

Ahhhhh!

It is Week 3. I still have not gotten myself together.

I’m almost panicking.

Trying to wrap my mind around everything that is happening and trying to structure everything.

It is just so confusing.

I need time. I need loads of time.

 

“By time,

Indeed, mankind is in loss,

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.”

– Surah Al-Asr, Quran [103] translated by Sahih International

Maybe, it isn’t time.

When you’re at this age, you will soon realise that you may no longer be in the same phase of life as your friends. Some of your friends might have gotten engaged, while others are succeeding greatly in life, and then there’s you, still struggling through university. At this age, you will realise that some of your friends are ahead of you in life, while there are others lagging behind. At this age, you will realise that it is okay to be in your own phase of life, that it is okay to sometimes be slower (or faster) than other people, that things happen at your own pace.

At this age, you will realise that some of your friends are ahead of you in life, while there are others lagging behind. At this age, you will realise that it is okay to be in your own phase of life, that it is okay to sometimes be slower (or faster) than other people, that is it okay for things to happen at your own pace.

I guess, at this age, I realise that sometimes, some things are just not happening because it isn’t the right time yet and that one shouldn’t rush them.

We just need patience.