The 3 types of time.

Project Thought
1 min readMay 20, 2021


If I sit down and think about how I spend my days, there is an underline theme to it.

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1. Essential hours

The time where I do daily important activities like sleeping, eating, cleaning, home stuff, family time, coffee time etc.

2. Active hours

The times in which I work or create. It also includes thinking, ideating, etc. with purpose, not aimless.

3. Blank hours

These are the time slots which are not active or essential. These are spread across the day and hold way more potential than we think.

Blank hours are supposed to give me a break or just let me enjoy the beauty of life. But, I fill them up with random wandering on social media, to the degree that it ends up taking way more space from active and essential hours. Blank hours can potentially be the source for the creativity or space for it to take a stock.

Good thing is we are gaining awareness about this situation. That can lead to fixing it. I think this is a good problem to have :)

The challenge which emerges from this exploration is “How can we design our blank hours for better life?”



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