24 things you shouldn’t waste your precious time on

Life is too short, and many do not know when they will die; therefore, while wasting your precious time doing what will not add value to you, your family, others, or society. There are things you shouldn’t waste your precious time on.

Certain things didn’t desire our time, but due to individual differences, one man’s best food is another man’s poison but collectively, what is wrong is still not encouraging doing. One may not be a saint to love their enemies, but because of health and wealth, we forgive and forget them, why keeping grudges over the past? Below are things probably you should not waste your time on.

1. Hold a grudge

This is a waste of mental energy and a surefire way to build unnecessary barriers that make life difficult for you.

2. Complaints and whining

Better to try to negotiate and ask questions.

3. Quarrels

Love, do not quarrel. Stay tuned, but don’t waste your time and energy in fights to fuel your ego.

4. Desire to please others

You can’t please everyone and everything, so don’t try.

5. Gossip

It is a toxic habit that does nothing good in our lives. Just don’t gossip, and that’s it.

6. Inability to say “no”

Value your time and learn to say no more often so that people do not sit on your neck.

7. Communication with people carrying negativity

This is one of the worst uses of your time. Negativity is contagious, so avoid it like the plague.

8. Self-criticism

Extreme self-discipline and self-examination is a waste of time, which most often leads to anxiety.

9. The habit of comparing yourself to someone

It will only make you unhappy and a waste of time.

Like Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology, said, “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.”

10. Worry about things you cannot control

Worrying about the future and thinking about the past will destroy your ability to focus on the present. And stop worrying about what others think of you.

11. Indecision

Make decisions on time, or someone else will do it for you.

12. Empty promises

Stop talking about things that you will not do or have doubts about what you will do. If you already promised – follow through.

13. Ignoring fatigue

Not wanting to take a break when you need it is counterproductive. Don’t bang your head against a wall for work that isn’t worth it, especially if you’re tired. Take a break and recharge.

14. Getting stuck in a job you hate

Life is too short. Do something and try to find a job that you like.

15. Time spent on social networks

Limit the time you spend on social media rather than spend your time on quality things.

16. Reading Celebrity Gossip Sites

Do you care what this or that celebrity wears? Are someone’s scandals worthy of your time? Stop living other people’s lives and spend more time on yourself.

17. Inability to set boundaries

This is a surefire way to lose control of your time and spend it on other people’s affairs.

18. Performing low-value tasks during periods of maximum productivity

This is what happens when you don’t prioritize.

19. Answering calls

Remember, your phone is for your convenience, not someone else’s. Don’t be afraid to turn it off when you need to focus on a task.

20. Multitasking

You feel like you’re using your time effectively, but multitasking is counterproductive. Less is better.

21. Finding things

Make sure you have room for every item – keys, phone, glasses, remote, etc.

22. Inability to plan your meals

If you can prepare something in advance, that’s a big plus!

23. Waiting for something

You can visualize, reflect, and dream about anything, but in the end, action is necessary for something to happen.

24. Sleeping too much

Again, life is too short. And keep in mind: By waking up just 30 minutes earlier each day, you get an extra week each year to get busy. Of course, it is worth considering that an adult needs 7 or 8 hours of sleep.

Onyinye A.

Onyinye Abasim, from Nigeria. I'm a biochemist, content writer, and an entrepreneur. Email: Onyii@afrinik.com

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