How to Stop Wasting Time

The thought of time being scarce can be a scary one. I mean, who wants to think about the days ticking away and your life dwindling down until you’re old?

But it’s not always bad – time is also what allows us to accomplish things in our lives that are important. It’s something we need for relaxation, spirituality, and just living well.

And there are ways to use this precious commodity wisely so that each day counts!

What is time and what does it do for us

Time is an essential resource that everyone has 24 hours of each day (usually).

We spend hours doing things like sleeping, eating, being around friends and family, or working. Sometimes we can have too much time on our hands because nothing productive needs to be done-like making dinner, taking a shower, etc.- and so it’s wasted.

But if you have nothing to do, that is the perfect opportunity for creatively thinking of things to occupy your time with so you never feel bored again!

Why do we need to use our time wisely?

Time is so important because it’s an opportunity to really focus on ourselves and others, as well as take care of what we need to do for work or school. When you’re wasting time, you aren’t doing anything productive for yourself.

You should make a point to fill your days with meaningful activities, and killing time is not one of them!

How to make most of the time available

If you want to stop wasting time, it’s essential to set a schedule that you follow every day. When an hour slips by without accomplishing anything, it’s easy to get caught up in social media or TV shows, but it’s important to remember that there are always other tasks that need to be done!

Here are some ways to stop wasting time:

  1. Set an alarm every hour. This is a great way to remind yourself that there’s always something you need to be doing! When the alarm goes off, make sure you either accomplish a task or get ready for the next one. Don’t take any breaks until your list is done.
  2. Agree as a family to put your phones in the middle, and whatever action is pictured gets done first. This ensures that you’ll never again use your phone as an excuse to waste time because it’s right there, staring at you!
  3. Break up tasks into smaller chunks so they don’t take too long. If you have a big project at work, break it down into manageable parts so you can do them one by one over the next few days.
  4. Cut out time-wasters from your routine. It’s easy to get distracted by Facebook or Netflix when you have hours of free time on your hands, but this is a sure way to waste time! Cut these out of your routine completely so you can stay focused.
  5. Pick up a new hobby to kill time with! If you’re sitting around twiddling your thumbs, just pick up a new activity that’s fun and productive. This way, instead of wasting time, you’ll be actually spending it on something worthwhile.

And there you have it!

Examples of how people are making the most out of their time

Here are some examples:

  • When one mom felt like she was wasting time during her daily routine, she started having a cup of coffee after she got dressed for the day. This way, there’s no need to take a shower in the morning before work!
  • When you’re really busy, prioritize sleep. If you’re too exhausted to be productive at work, there’s really no point in being there.
  • If you feel like you have too much time on your hands, try to find a hobby or other recreational activity that requires using your time wisely!


It’s time to take control of your life and stop wasting all that valuable time. You deserve more than just Netflix or Facebook, so let us help you identify what is sucking up your day-to-day hours and set an alarm for every hour on your phone as a reminder!

Let’s start living the lives we want to live now by using these tips today. What are some things in your daily routine that you can cut out? Have any other suggestions for how people should spend their time each day?

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