Have you noticed that whenever you are in a commercial bus in Lagos, you see a lot of bus passengers operating their phones and scrolling through social media posts?
I also do this a lot. Sometimes, I may not want to really check some things online, but I will just bring out my phone to go through social media posts because I feel like it is something I should do. I soon realized that I sometimes spend a lot of time in the bus that I could have used to do something more meaningful.
If you think about how many hours or minutes you spend in the bus, you will wonder how you have been spending such hours or minutes.
I figured out that sometimes I get to spend hours in the bus; whether going to work, going home, or going somewhere else. I spend quite a number time in the bus and if there are things like traffic, and other factors on the road, I spend more time in the bus or in the vehicle.
One of the ways I automatically spend such times is to bring out my phone and scroll through social media. And I realised that I am not the only one scrolling through social media. Sometimes it is my neighbour in the bus or someone in the back seat, all busy with catching up with updates online.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying scrolling through social media is wrong or checking updates online is wrong. The point is this, sometimes we spend so much time in danfos that if used productively or if managed well, we can get something meaningful from that period.
Even if you want to scroll through social media posts, it shouldn’t take up all the time you spend in the bus. If you are someone who is looking out for ways to better manage your time, you can use the time you spend in danfos to your advantage.
If you think deep down and try to figure out things you can do instead of spending time on social media, you will be surprised at so many things you can get done.
For instance, you can write, you can schedule things, you can study, etc.
Sometimes, even just allowing our minds to think creatively can be something nice. you never can tell when a lovely idea might come to your mind.
One of the things I do is to take a note and pen or use my phone to jot down ideas or plan for something.
So think, how can you make good use of the time you spend in danfos?