Don’t Waste Time Tips - Have a Happier Life

Darryl Bachmeier
May 19, 2019

One day has 24 hours or 1440 minutes. We all get the same time to use on the things we must and on the things we like. The situation is the same regardless of the fact are you a businessman or a college student. The goal here is to use all that time (every single day) properly and don’t waste it. Here are a few tips that will make this possible and therefore have a positive effect on your life. You will be a happier person and your productivity will be improved.

Do not spend hours on your smartphone

Over 4.66 billion people are active internet users. This is 59% of the world population. Yes, you are one of them. Using the web for shopping, reading and similar things is perfectly fine. But, spending 10 hours per day playing games or surfing social media is the recipe to waste the time you have. Add the fact social media can cause depression and anxiety and you can get a clear picture of why this is the first tip today. Instead, spend one or two hours per day on your smartphone. Decide when you want to do that and invest other parts of a day into other things.

Avoid time wasters

We all have a time waster or a few in our life. They may come to our work or our home and the situation is always the same. They will waste our time and then leave. One trick you can use while at work is to stand up when a visitor of this type comes and say you have a lot of work. Try to lose as much time as you can and walk him out. You can use a similar trick while at home.

Make a to-do list and prioritize it

Let’s face it, we all have over 20 tasks per day. Some of you may have over 40 or even more. It is important to prioritize them. This is mandatory and highly recommended to do during the holidays. Create a list of all the things you need to complete. Rank them and start with the most important ones. As simple as that, you have just saved a lot of time.

Improve poor skills

Don’t waste time on things that you will never need or use. Instead, invest the time into skills or activities where your skill level is low. Why this is important? You will master those activities/skills and you will need less time to complete them. These can be driving, completing computer tasks, or anything else. Completing a task in less time means more time for other things.

Your decisions can cost you time in the future

Although an important and generic tip, it is mostly used by very busy people who must make important decisions. Always think first about how that decision will affect your life and that particular project. Then, make up your mind and go for it. Keep in mind that all decisions may cost you precious time in the future if there are complications or issues. Try to see those issues and prevent them before they even occur. It may sound difficult, and it is but also it is a very important tip.

Stop complaining

It is one thing we all do and one thing that can consume a large portion of our time without any benefit. When we complain all the time, our brain starts to focus more on negativity and pessimism in general. You will start to complain even more and you will start to complain about irrelevant things. The solution is to stop complaining and try to resolve those issues instead of talking about them. You also get satisfaction when you solve a problem.

Live your life as you want

Some people in your life will tell you how to live your life. They will give you instructions, rules and even try to make decisions instead of you. You must not tolerate this. It is a serious problem that can only give you countless problems that are difficult or even impossible to solve. Your life should look precisely as you want it and you are the only person who should make rules and decisions, period. Listening to others will cause regrets at some point. As a matter of fact, this is the most regret of most people!


Don’t waste time on things that are irrelevant to your happiness and your productivity. Focus your attention on good things and use these tips to help you discover them. The results will be seen in a matter of days and you will see that one day has plenty of hours to complete all tasks and still have fun.

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