Seneca - How To Manage Your Time (Stoicism)



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.


  1. Treat time as a commodity
  2. Don’t invest your time preparing for life
  3. Live life for your own self 
  4. Practice Premeditatio Malorum
  5. Make long term rewards immediate
  6. Make the most of your free time
  7. Spend time reflecting on your past 
  8. Stop wasting time in life’s trivialities
  9. Invest your time creating new memories
  10. Invest your time in philosophies


Being busy with things we don't like is the greatest distraction from living.

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. 


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