If Only I Could Take Back Time

My time on this Earth is a finite resource. I can’t get any more to what I have. Sure, I can live healthy and make sure I live a bit longer and enjoy the time I do have more. But that’s about it.

This is why I grab every opportunity to avoid wasting time. If I can skip tasks, automate them or speed them up, I’ll do it.

This is why I find the “play speed” feature to be so great.

A lot of websites offer this feature. Most predominantly, YouTube does. Every time I watch a tutorial or a guide, I look for the option to play it faster. This makes sense because quite often, the videos are slow by nature. The presenter may be taking their time. They may be derailing. They can usually go faster.

Imagine a x1.25 speed on a one hour video. That video now plays in 48 minutes. That’s a 12 minute gain. In some cases, even x1.5 works. In those case, you save 20 minutes per hour!

So the next time you watch an online walk-through, look for the option to play it faster. You may get a lot of your time back. Magic!

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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