8 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

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How do you want to spend your day or, more specifically, your life doing? We have twenty-four hours in a day and 365 days in a year. Most of us probably don't live our lives to the fullest, and we are constantly stuck trying to be happy. 

You end up probably wasting a lot of your time on doing things you don't love or due to laziness or procrastination. If you manage your time well and try things out, you can accomplish anything. Our lives are too short, so you don't want to regret anything. You have only one life to live, so live your dream life! 

To live your life to the fullest, you should experience a lot of things by doing, failing, and trying. 

If you just sit around watching Netflix or Tik Tok all day, you aren't going to accomplish anything. The goals and dreams you have, why not try to go after them? Instead of sitting there and pondering about it, just do it! It'll only be a dream if you don't actually put in the effort.

Here are things you should stop wasting time on. 


I know most of you procrastinate all the time, and it's normal. It's hard to overcome that because procrastination always beats us every time. We like to push things off to an hour or a day later. Whether it's school or work, we just want to avoid it all.

According to research, most people waste around 3 hours a day doing other things besides working.

By pushing things off, it'll become harder to recover from procrastination because you'll end up spending more time than you need to. So try to have a set schedule to prevent you from procrastinating.

By blocking out your schedule, you can be more productive where you can work efficiently. A great method to help you stop wasting time.

Comparing Yourself to Others 

We all do this! It's funny how we always compare each other to one another. We always want to be the best and be on top of the world. However, no matter what, there'll always be someone better than you. Don't stress yourself out by trying to be better than them. Instead, be happy and proud of them!

Someone who has a lot of experience will OBVIOUSLY be better than you. The world has a lot of competition so don't stress yourself out.

The more you think about it, the more unhappy you are going to be. Instead of comparing yourself to them, try to congratulate them on their accomplishments. If you want to be happy like them, you should start investing in yourself by focusing on the things you want to do in life.

Stop Watching TV Too Much

You will never accomplish anything by sitting on the couch and watching Netflix all day. TV can be your frenemy, and it's hard to avoid it, I know. You want to binge a show because you hate the cliffhanger. I know how most people are. The temptation is hard to resist, and you end up doing it all day every day.

I've seen people doing it all night and get no sleep at all! Like how are you supposed to function the next day?

The more you sit on the couch or lay in bed for too long and eat junk food, you'll become unhealthy. You should be active and do other things besides watching TV. You have a lot of options you can do and it doesn't have to be watching TV all day. You can read a book, learn how to invest, start a side hustle, take a walk, meditate, or go to the park. There's so much to do to experience life!


We can be hard on ourselves because we fail for the first time. But failure is not a bad thing! Through failures, you learn. Don't dwell on the thought that you made a mistake. Just use that as an example to move forward. Whenever you do something, you know not to do it again. Stop wasting time by criticizing yourself.

Everyone makes mistakes, and it's normal because no one is perfect. The more mistakes you make the better because you get to overcome those mistakes. You get to learn who you are as a person and accept the changes you make. It'll also set you up for a positive mindset as well.


Sometimes you get caught in different gossip or rumors about this or that person. I know that a lot of people love to spill tea and listen to juicy information. Learn how to drink your tea instead of spilling it.

Gossiping is something we are all guilty about and we probably do it all the time. Instead of spreading rumors and negative energy around the room, why not inspire and help others?

Why waste your breath and energy to hurt someone that has nothing to do with you? Is it going to help you if you spread it around the room? You have better and more important things to do than worry about gossip.

Surfing the Web or Social Media 

Your phone can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It's great to have a phone, so you can call and find your way. However, it can suck the life out of you when you spend a lot of screen time on it. Americans spend an average of 5.4 hours a day on their phones.

Think how much time you can do within those 5 hours! I can't believe how much the world has changed because before it used to be in front of the TV all the time. Now people are always on the internet or social media.

It's great to take breaks sometimes, but not 5 to 10 hours.

It's hard to resist the urge to go on the internet and look up random things. Before you know it you'll be on 30 different sites already. The same goes with social media! You'll be on for like hours when it feels like 10 minutes. This is why you should set a timer for yourself so that you don't go overboard.

Impressing Others 

You don't have to like everyone, and everyone doesn't have to like you. We live in a world where there are statuses and classes, and everyone wants to look rich and wealthy. Why does it all matter whether you are poor, middle, or high class?

The more you try to impress people, the more broke you are going to become. I know there's a lot of peer pressure from a lot of families. But at the end of the day, you are still you, and you shouldn't care what other people think about you. 

The more you think about other people's judgment, the more stressed and unhappy you are going to become. I know, I've seen it all! Don't waste time and energy to those people that don't matter to you. You just need to focus on yourself and move on.

You just need to know that you are awesome, important, and unique! You go live your life!

Your Past and Your Present

Sometimes we look back at our past and aren't happy about what we have done. We can't change the past, but we can change the future. Life is about growing and experiencing life. Who says we can't change? 

The world is constantly changing, so why can't we? The more you think about the past, the more stressed and anxious you will become. Just stop wasting time thinking about it because you can't change anything. 

Thanks for reading, and I'll see you in the next post!

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