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12:00 AM, June 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 02, 2020

Time in traffic, waste or invest?

Living in Dhaka and spending time in traffic comes hand in hand. Either we find a way to deal with it or just sleep through it. Even though it might seem like a distant memory now with the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, traffic seems to have persisted nevertheless. And so, traffic is going nowhere anytime soon, so let's just find our ways to make use of it and invest our time while in traffic instead of wasting it.

Set up your day

Spend time in traffic setting up your day. If you do so, you will be able to allocate your time better. Navigate through the classes or meetings you have throughout the day, think if there is any way to plan a get-together with your friends or give time to family. By doing so, you will have a clear visualisation what your entire day might look like.

Learn anything

A plethora of platforms catering to all sorts of learning are at your disposal. You can read through pages; you can close your eyes and listen or you can watch and learn new things while commuting. I understand the need of taking some time off and scrolling through social media just for nothing but then again, learning will pay off in the long run.

Start working early

Many of the readers might not be a fan of the idea, but I would always prefer an

extra hour put into the work. It is not because of my infatuation towards working as an entrepreneur but starting early will give you more time throughout the day. You could send e-mails, follow up, start working on your task at hand or just talk with your team members before they start the day.


Sleeping is not a waste of time; it is an investment on your health. In the rat race of 9-5, we end up having very little time for sleeping and recharging our body. Sleeping while commuting might balance the lack of sleep and give you energy to navigate through the day. If possible, to take a quick power nap and reenergise.

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