Wasted time equals wasted opportunities. With so many distractions in our lives, we tend to forget the things that really matter. Here are some things that have no contribution to our life.
1. Being in a relationship for no good reason
Sometimes we get into a relationship just because we feel bored or empty or lonely. We do it even though we know there’s no future or real attraction. Why would you waste your time and energy like this?
2. Engaging in gossip
Gossiping makes us less anxious about our own life and it creates the sense of bonding with another person on an intimate level. We do it even if we know that we shouldn’t meddle in other people’s private lives. But gossip is just frivolous conversation that won’t bring any value to your life.
3. Allowing others to take advantage of you
Being a generous person is a great quality. But are you that person that everybody takes advantage of and is miserable because of it? You shouldn’t take on more responsibilities than you can handle. Learn to say no even before you feel exhausted.
4. Complaining all the time
Complaining about things that go wrong may be a pleasant relief, but it doesn’t solve anything. The more you complain, the more time you waste. Instead, focus on solving the problems at hand and if you cannot, learn to accept the situation as it is.
5. Holding on to resentment
Staying mad at someone after they made a mistake is useless. Resentment is a burden that brings us down and has no positive effect. When you have a hard time forgiving someone, remember that you are the one who is going to feel lighter and calmer once you move forward.
6. Trying to please everybody
Trying to please everybody around is a meaningless pursuit. You won’t be able to do it and you will feel unhappy when you fail. Do the things that you can do as best you can, but know that you are allowed to make mistakes.
Don’t invest in things that don’t really matter! Please, share this!