WHAT’S IN IT
What is dead time?
To be very honest and straight forward, dead time meaning varies from person to person. For Instance, for someone who is an early bird his meaning of dead time will not match with a night owl.
So, if we look through the same lens dead time is a fraction of minutes in our 24 hours daily treasure, in which our brain lacks focus or concentration.
It is the time when we could not concentrate on our work, alas the points should be noted that
this dead time doesn’t come in one flow and we stop focusing (although might happens for
some person) but in most of the case (as a person), it occurs frequently after every time.
When we complete any work or couldn’t complete the work before the deadline, or while doing
the work our physical stress or mental stress (worrisome memories of part or dwelling in future)
and creates lacunae in concentration.
Night Owl is usually active at night and utilizes as night working hours, whereas the early-bird focus
his energy in the early hours of dawn and tries to maintain the working level throughout the day
which eventually comes to an end as sunset or till the dinner time.
In between his/her, working and leisure hours many dead times come and in the end, a massive
one comes which he either uses wisely or waste in social media scrolling over and over.
Types of Dead Time
One which we create unknowingly this type of dead time is a negative one. Although this
creates challenges that can be tackled with the help of a few techniques.
For instance, The other one emerges after every completion of work. These are positive ones that can be
converted into opportunities to enhance our work ethic and leisure enjoyment.
Positive Dead Time
It can be also called extra time left or saved time or precious time earned after work completion.
One uses this precious time to reward themselves, why shouldn’t they do, after all, it’s hard-
But one must be careful while utilizing this time, it should not be overdone. Moreover, enjoying
this free dead time provides refreshment and a source of energy for the next task.
Negative Dead Time
Basically, it’s a case of no work and we have a good amount of time to use, but instead of it, we
convert this extra free time into wastage by just surfing or scrolling every social media on the
internet or gossip, chitchatting, etc.
How to use this time efficiently
So, One should make a to-do list of what he has to achieve in the current day and life and according
to it, he should use his dead time.
Hence, what is the thing or habits he will be choosing which can help him in his/her betterment of
present and future?
How to use your Dead Time
4. Listen to music
5. Be Motivated
7. Other Activity
One should daily read and read, start slowly if you are bored take a small break then
continue, reading not only strengthens your command over language truth also open your
imagination, the way you see the world.
Always start from the books according to your genres it will make your foundation for reading
and eventually, you will turn into an avid reader.
All you have to do it close your eyes at any posture and concentrate on your body sensation
without reacting, just sense it.
Suppose, if you feel the itchy sensation on your neck, don’t be impatient to scratch or feel hatred,
just feel it and it will go by itself. As everything in the universe follows the rule of impermanence.
The second way is to focus on your nostrils and feel the air which you are inhaling and exhaling
while inhaling you will feel cold and warm at exhaling on nostrils and keep on feeling this
beautiful sensation on your nose.
Practice this for 19 minutes and you fill charged.
Each time you write something you will feel light, your mental stress will lessen, your
concentration power will increase and most importantly you will feel good and this technique will
rejuvenate you. You can start writing your blog also write whatever you like, about your daily
routine, poem, song, jokes anything it will brighten up your mood. Who knows in the future we
will find a new J.K. Rowling or George R.R. Martin.
Listen to Music
Plug-in the earphone, close your eyes, tune melody and just feel the music and lyrics you will
realize at the end of that you are floating in a new universe and you will feel light and good.
Also, you can start practising the instrument’s, vocals unless your ambience partner doesn’t get
Watch motivational videos or videos of your field of work. When you have been doing any work
for a long time then you start feeling lethargy for a while. Then to remove lethargy go watch 5-10
minute motivational video. Which you will get a little more energy to do that work.
This is also the right thing to use your dead time. And it is very good both physically and
mentally. You can join yoga or gym for the workout or you can do them at home. Do this for at
least 30 minutes, and the best time for this in the morning. It will not only help you to make you
physically tough but your mental strength will also increase.
To use your dead time, you can also do any other tasks that you like to do or feel, like doing
painting, playing games, and any other work that you enjoy doing.
When you do not mind doing any work at all, then you are completely empty, because of which
your time is empty so that your most important time is completely empty, so to use that time you
need to do whatever you like to do, read the book most of the time so that you will get to learn
Don’t suppress yourself from doing good work.
Also you can read our blog on Dealing With Lateness – Solving