Have you ever reached the end of your day and wondered why you haven’t accomplished more? It happens to everyone. Here are four ways you are probably wasting your day without even realizing it.
You pick up your phone every five minutes
Always checking your phone for new texts and emails is a waste of time. To break the habit of spending so much time on your phone, it’s important that you turn off sound notifications. When you are expecting an important text or email, you can turn on the sound notifications so that you don’t miss it. It’s also a good idea to keep your phone out of reach until you’ve broken the habit of grabbing it to check all the time. When you stop checking your phone every few minutes, you will bless yourself with more time to complete things you’re working on.
You watch reruns
If you can recite every line to an episode of a TV show, turn it off immediately and do something else. Watching reruns is a waste of time. Watching TV isn’t something you need to avoid altogether, but make sure you choose wisely what you watch. If you are into a new series, make that your priority. Avoid lounging in front of the television for hours at a time. That time can now be used to try out a new hobby or go for a walk and get some fresh air.
You don’t ask for help
If you live in a house with three other people and yet you seem to do all of the cooking and chores, this is a waste of your time. Whether you have roommates or a family, it’s time to sit everyone down and let them know you need help. You are not obligated to make life easier for everyone else. Being a wife, husband, or parent doesn’t mean you are at the beck and call of others. Do yourself and them a favor by teaching them how to do things and then expecting their help. When you do this, you will gain extra time to focus on something of value to you.
You spend time with gossips
Whether or not you get a kick out of hearing the scandal, it’s a total waste of time. It’s not stimulating conversation and doesn’t help to get you ahead in any area of your life. If you’re going to spend time having conversations with people, make them meaningful. You don’t need to discuss politics or religion, but you can certainly talk about goals and how to achieve them. You want to spend your time with people who lift you up, not drag you down.
There are only so many hours in a day where you are free to do what matters to you. There’s work and home to contend with, not to mention sleep, so make sure that you make the most of your limited time.