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If You Don’t Stop Doing These, You’ll Waste the Rest of Your Life

If You Don’t Stop Doing These, You’ll Waste the Rest of Your Life

The modern world is fast paced and time often seems to slip by with us barely noticing. It’s for that reason that it’s important that we don’t spend time or attention on things that are frivolous, negative or just plan stupid. Check out our comprehensive guide to things you shouldn’t be wasting your time on, and see if there’s anything on this guide that you can cut out of your life.

1. Putting Makeup on for the gym and sports

    It looks weird and it’s only going to melt off, which negates the purpose of putting it on in the first place.

    2. Hitting ‘snooze’

      Get your lazy butt out of bed. You set your alarm for a legitimate reason.

      3. Constantly refreshing Facebook

        Try living life rather than waiting for an acquaintance to update you on how their lunch is going.

        4. Doing things you hate

          Life is far too short to waste your time on doing something you hate. By that, I mean doing unnecessary things. You should probably still wash up and whatnot.

          5. Checking your phone constantly

            Did you hear your message tone? Did it ring? If you answered ‘no’ to either of those questions, put the phone down and back away slowly. No, you don’t need it when you go to the bathroom.

            6. Dwelling on problems

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              In the immortal words of Vanilla Ice, “If there was a problem. Yo, I’ll solve it.” Instead of wasting time by dwelling on a problem, work out what you can do to fix it.

              7. Worrying

                It’s similar to above. Stop worrying and start working towards a solution.

                8. Caring what others think

                  Unless you’re getting good advice from people you love, disregard it. It doesn’t matter what other people think of you, you need to stay true to yourself. Don’t waste your time, thoughts, and energy on what others think. Be proud to be yourself.

                  9. Staying online late into the night

                    It’s not only a waste of time now, but will probably result in you sleeping half the day away tomorrow, or being unproductive at work or school. There’s nothing so important that you need to stay online for it until 3 am. No, not even Tumblr.

                    10. Celebrity culture

                      Stop giving a flying spaghetti monster about the Krapdashians, or how you look compared to the entirety of Hollywood. They’re all Photoshopped. Thighs are supposed to touch.

                      11. Procrastinating

                        Just do it.

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                        12. Playing romantic games

                          You can waste years not telling someone how you feel out of fear. Grow a pair of ovaries and tell them. If they’re not digging it, at least you’ll have the chance to move on. If they feel the same the only regret you’ll have is the days, weeks, and months you could have already had together.

                          13. Feeding the Trolls

                            It’s what they want. Stop before you go into a rage blackout.

                            14. Photographing everything

                              Instead of trying to document your life, live it. The internet will actually survive without the bathroom selfie of you and a ham sandwich, or whatever it is that you’re into.

                              15. Holding Grudges

                                Life’s too short! Forgive and be positive.

                                16. Complaining

                                  Complaining really won’t get you anywhere, and the only person who it’s hurting is you. Start thinking positively. Figure out how to make your life more complaint-free.

                                  17. Eating Out of Boredom

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                                    This kind of eating is a bad idea all-around. If you’re bored, it means you’re wasting time. Find something productive to do. Put some work in towards a goal or a dream. These would be much better uses of your time than visiting the fridge for the seventh time this hour.

                                    18. Waiting for something to happen

                                      The world isn’t going to wait for you. Go after what you want.

                                      19. Constantly updating your status

                                        This is not living. No one cares that your left flip flop broke on the way to the bin.

                                        20. Indecision

                                          Indecision often stems from fear. Deep down, you’re likely to know what decision you want to make.

                                          21. Hanging around negative people

                                            The people in your life shouldn’t be a constant stream of negativity. Give them the figurative (or even literal) bird, and find some positive people to spend time with. You’ll feel a whole lot happier and enjoy life more.

                                            22. Watching TV

                                              A little TV is okay, but it shouldn’t be the center of your universe. Instead of watching other people have adventures, have some of your own.

                                              23. Watching Reality TV

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                                                If you’re watching TV, make it something halfway decent. Don’t waste your time with frivolous half-scripted crap that networks pump out so they don’t have to pay real writers. Avoid the bottom shelf stuff. There’s too many great shows out there.

                                                24. Pinning things

                                                  Stop day-dreaming of amazing things on Pinterest, and start doing them.

                                                  25. Brands

                                                    All that expensive crap you covet really isn’t that special, despite the heinous price tag. They’re likely to be exploiting just as many third-world children as the cheap labels. Get over brand name obsession and spend your time and money on something worthier.

                                                    26. Gossip

                                                      I know it can be juicy and kind of fun, but it really gets you nowhere.

                                                      27. Unrequited love

                                                        This can be one of the hardest things to let go of, but you simply must. Unrequited means that you probably know that they’re not interested. Why waste your time on that when you can be working on being happy? When you find the right person for you, you’ll lament all the wasted time spent on someone who didn’t care.

                                                        28. Popping pimples

                                                          Do you really want to end up like the crater-faced guy from Grease? I didn’t think so.

                                                          29. Being glued to your phone

                                                            Not only does this make you miss the world going on around you, it’s also just plain rude in a social situation.

                                                            30. Reading This

                                                              Just kidding, I write amazing things worthy of your time.

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                                                              Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                                                              50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                              50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                              Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                                                              It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                                                              It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                                                              Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                                                              Quotes for self-assurance

                                                              1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                                                                2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                                                  3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                                                    4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                                                      5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                                                        6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                                                          Quotes about positivity

                                                                          7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                                                            8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                                                              9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                                                                10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                                                  11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                                                    12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                                                      13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                                                        Quotes for work and success

                                                                                        14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                                                          15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                                                            16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                                                              17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                                                                18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                                                  19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                                                    20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                                                      21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                                                        22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                                                          23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                                                            24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                                                              25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                                                                26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                                                  27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                                                    28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                                                      29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                                                        30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                                                          31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                                                            32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                                                              33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                                                                34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                                                  35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                                                    36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                                                      37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                                                        38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                                                          39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                                                            40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                                                              41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                                                                42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                                                  43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                                                    44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                                                      45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

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                                                                                                                                                        46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                                                          47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                                                            48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                                                              49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                                                                50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                                                  51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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