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5 Ways You're Wasting Your Time

23:35 Sauniya 56 Comments

"Know the difference between being patient and wasting your time"
I came across this posted on Instagram and it spoke to me a lot. I realize I have been wasting my time more than I have been patient with a lot of things. Slightly upsetting but I'm glad I at least came to this realization so that I can be more conscious of this in the future.
This quote got me to think about a lot of the different ways one could be wasting their time and pretty much inspired this post.

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Here are a few ways you might be wasting your time and not even realizing it:

Not being Applied
We don't always get what we want and there are a lot of times when we have to do things we do not necessarily enjoy. If you have to spent that time completing a task, regardless of whatever you may feel about it, give it your best. You'd most likely have to redo a baffled work, not just that, but only when you're applied you know where you really are and how much work you have to do to improve and get to where you and to be.

Complaining constantly
It is pretty simple, if you do not like something, change it. Constantly winning about it won't make things better. If there is nothing you can do about it, change the way you look at it/think about it. Complaining foes not improve a situation. ..if anything, it drains you for your energy and it is uncomfortable for the people around you.

Related: What NOT to Learn From Others

Thinking about what could have been
Things are exactly the way they are meant to be. There is not way to go back in time and do things differently. We can reflect on the past and learn from our mistake and see how we could improve for the future but there is no point spending time wondering how things could have turned out or resenting our current situation because of what we thought things were suppose to be.

Trying to be something you're not
We can sometimes be temped to fit in and be a little more like the ones around us. We let ourselves follow trend or #goals which do not really represent us to keep a cool image in the eyes of people we might not necessarily even care about.There is only one unique, full of potential, amazing, original YOU. No one else gets the privilege to be you. Be yourself and the right ones will walk into your life, love and value you just as you are.

Always explaining yourself
It is your life and you should live if the way it pleases you (as long as you're not harming yourself or anybody of course). You do not owe an explanation to anybody on earth for the choices you make. Do not waste any time seeking for validation from others or caring about what anyone thinks.

Are you wasting your time?.. I hope the answer to this question is no. ..but it you have been, getting conscious of it is the first step to making better decisions and making better use of your time.
I hope you all have a nice productive week ahead.
Don't hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments section, I always appreciate them :)

xo

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56 comments:

  1. Great article. Thanks for sharing this =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  2. Such an inspirational post. I have a new post about womens body from my point of view. I would like to read your opinion about it. Have a happy day, Sauniya! Do not talk about my body

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  3. Great post dear

    Have a nice day! :)

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  4. I have never really thought about it, so thank you for your inspiration!
    Have a good week

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  5. So interesting, thanks for sharing
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  6. Such a great article and advice that I much needed. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words.

    xoxo Ashon
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  7. Lovely and inspirational post! Thank you for sharing 😊

    SASKIA CILIBERTO

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  8. I have to say that sometimes I do waste my time hahaha. So nice post, it's really helpful. Have a nice day!
    Steal4Style.com

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    1. Thank you dear. Glad it helps :)
      xo

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  9. I totally agree with your post! Complaining often really holds us back and therefore should be avoided :)

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
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    1. Yes. Everything is so much better when we adopt a more positive outlook and stop complaining.

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  10. I love the idea behind this blog post. I totally agree, we waste time complaining about things too often... if you're not happy then change it! xx

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  11. The last one is really really important, especially explaining why you have to say no and all.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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    1. Yes, I'm glad I learned that.. it makes a difference :)
      xo

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  12. I agree with everything you say!

    ANOUK

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  13. Your posts are always so insightful. My petpeeve is #2, extremely when people are constantly complaining and if/when I catch myself doing it I want to shake myself. 😁. I love #5 because I find I am always justifying the path I am choosing to my family.

    Surfing the net at night when I should just get a good night's sleep.

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    1. Aww thank you dear. And I'm guilty of the one you mentioned too :P

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  14. This makes so much sense! I'm definitely going to try limiting any complaining!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    1. I hope you do, it makes things better :)
      xo

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  15. This is a great post. Thanks for sharing.

    You are right about being aware that you are wasting your time is the first step to making better decisions. Becoming a better sure starts with self awareness.

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  16. i really cannot figure out how I could stop explaining so that I am not judged bad.
    So well written. I think I need to introspect a lot of things.
    New post on my blog . Do drop by soon <3
    ✿thefashionflite

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  17. So true - wasting your time in the grand scheme is not helping anyone, particularly not oneself!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  18. I do love reading your style posts, I love the quote about knowing the difference between being patient and wasting your time - I tend to relate to this a lot when it comes to guys. Love the point about not justifying yourself to anyone, as long as we are happy its okay x

    S x | SHELISES WORLD

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    1. Yes I think the quote was originally relating to guys but it spoke to me on a completely different level. I hope we won't waste your time ever again :)

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  19. Oh my word... it soooo says a lot about me... I am known for being patient, veeeery patient, and sometimes - or many times - to please people, I do things that I know I shouldn't. And yes, time doesn't come back, and we waste time. There's a difference about stopping something because of acknowledging that we are wasting our time. I lately am always explaining myself, and I feel I am not being myself... but this is also a phase, because I am under a lot of stress. I loved your post, as usual! Hope you have a very lovely day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Ah Denise. I think we all guilty of that to a degree at one point. I hope you are feeling better and have less stress to deal with dear. Try to chose yourself first, not in a selfish way though.. Just don't let t get to the point where you'd had too much and get upset.
      Have a great rest of the week dear :)
      xo

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  20. You hit the nail on the head sauniya!!! I myself need to stop these things because sometimes you see people on social media looking all happy but behind closed doors they are not or going through bad times in their life, and not because you see someone being successful at something means you will be successful at it
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    1. We all have different gifts, blessings and challenges so comparing ourselves to others is also a good way to waste our time. :)

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  21. These are so true! I used to find myself explaining myself all the time till I realised I am waiting my time and the other person AND I am my own person I dont have to answer to anyone ;) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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    1. Yes. You can live your life the way you chose and you do not owe anyone an explanation :) Xo

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  22. Couldn't agree more! I've never been the type that would explain herself, and that definitely saved me from wasting time. Have a lovely weekend! x

    Andreea
    http://couturezilla.com/

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    1. Thank you dear, same to you :)
      xo

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  23. Thinking about what could have been speaks to me directly. I am always worrying about things that I could have said different or act different and it doesnt matter because it wont change what really happened. Great post!

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. I use to do that, it just makes you feel bad. Now I focus on what I can improve instead.
      Thank you Paula :)
      xo

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  24. I'm dealing with something like this right now in my life. Its hard but you're definitely right. I'm praying about it. Hope the Lord will give me some signs before I make any decision. Great post dear!

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    1. I hope it does too Missy. Best of luck. I wish you a lot of light in this moment :)

      xo

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  25. Wow you've brought up some really great points here, and I have definitely been guilty of wasting time! Lots of good food for thought, thanks for sharing hun!

    XOXO, Aliya
    https://aliyapatrice.com/2017/02/28/rips-on-rips-tips/

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  26. I'm really hoping I'm not wasting my time because time is precious. This post like your other posts definitely got me thinking.
    Have a happy Friday!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  27. Great post Saunyia, so helpful for me!
    Lot of kisses
    Cinzia

    www.callmeblondiebycinziasatta.com

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  28. I found your tips very useful. Keep on with your interesting articles.

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  29. a bit guilty of all of them :P
    xoxo
    Patinka
    www.patinkasworld.com

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  30. eu acho que hj em dia perdemos muito tempo
    com internet...ao inves de aproveitarmos com nossa
    familia.

    Kisse the Brazil

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  32. This is a great post and actually really made me think. I'm definitely guilty of always explaining myself, I need to learn to stop apologising for my opinion or point of view.

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  33. Great post. I agree that dwelling on what could have happened wastes too much of our precious time.

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  34. I always try to discipline myself and not to waste time for stupid things) but it is not easy) you have to stay focused and be very strong) thank you for tips)
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  35. Great post. I agree, complaining doesn't ever solve anything nor does worrying. I learnt that a ling time ago. The best thing to do is to always be yourself and have gratitude for where you are currently, because our attitudes make all the difference in our future as well.

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  36. Great article! I love the way I always get to reflect when I read your stuff. I love your ''count down'' posts.
    Coco| pjsandstuff.wordpress.com

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  37. Thinking bout what could've been I am a little guilty but I have been working on it, no point focusing on the past. Since focusing on the now I have had a lot more time and energy to build a better life for the present :)

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  38. Great post, reflecting is very important

    Adaora
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