Life Is Not A Game

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Like many millions of people, I love to play video games. I enjoy them; they’re fun, they’re engaging, they’re distracting. I can easily get obsessed with what level I’m on and how I’m progressing.

It’s good to progress, it feels great to level-up, but lately I realised that I was feeling a sense of achievement, when in fact I’d achieved nothing.

That’s the power of a good game – it makes me feel like I’ve achieved something in my life when, in fact, it’s the opposite. I’ve achieved nothing, or at least nothing that I actually had on my to-do list.

I’m sure many people have things they want to do, things they want to achieve, but getting a certain level on Candy Crush probably isn’t one of them. If that’s what you want, then go ahead and do it. There’s no harm in it. Be my guest.

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Time Accruals

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Accrual (accumulation) of something is, in finance, the adding together of interest or different investments over a period of time. 

(Source – Wikipedia “Accrual”)

Businesses complete financial accruals – they add up how much they are spending in various areas and then use the information to project what they will spend in the future.

Have you ever considered doing the same with your time?

How do you accrue your time? What are you doing with your time? How do you spend your time?

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