Here I am, trying to find a way to stop wasting my life away. There are so many things that I have wasted my time on. Someone above made a point about waiting for other people. There is a lot of research out there that suggests most people watch four to five hours of TV a day. Keep track of how many minutes you spend on social media.
For example, workers spend about 15% of their work week responding to e-mail and 40% of their time on meetings, interruptions, or low-priority administrative tasks. That is why you need to start incorporating time management techniques to stop wasting your time on a daily basis.
If you're able to look at how much time you spend each day doing certain things, you're less likely to waste a bunch of time on the internet because you know you're going to feel guilty later when you review it. My mom always focused on housework, so for me, we did not spend a lot of quality time together as mother-daughter.
When you have to pay people to do these tasks, you will be focused on making more money, and you will actually have the time available to work on increasing your income. And let's not forget email: Some reports find that an average person can send and receive 200+ emails a day, which can gobble up an incredible amount of time.
If we stop to think about it hating takes a lot of time and effort on the part of the person that is angry. Michael C Mankins, ‘This Weekly Meeting Took Up 300,000 Hours a Year', Harvard Business Review, 29 April 2014. I don't spend my limited time on this planet writing this advice for you so you can waste it like the procrastinate toilet paper in a public toilet.
Step 7: Schedule one or two times per day to go through your URGENT and NOT URGENT boxes and read, reply to, and forward messages. It may be tempting to reply to every single email you get — even if it's just to say thanks — but if you stay stuck in your inbox all day, you won't have time to get any actual work done.
If you are faced with a daunting list of tasks to complete a project, start by setting a timer for just fifteen minutes. Start now, stop wasting your priceless time and follow your passions. What you want is to take your time (prioritizing tasks along the way), limit your distractions as best you can, and have fun in the end.