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Stop Wasting Time on Things and People that Don't Matter


We all have the same amount of time. 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Time is something we can't get more of. Once it's gone...it's gone. It is how we use our 24 hours that is important. Some of us are

wasting our time doing things that have little value or spending it with people who bring us little value. Are you guilty of either of those things?


If so, then now is the time to make some changes. Life is too short to be squandering away our time on things that don't matter.


It can often be hard to recognize that there are some people that just don't need to be there. Some of you are just too uncomfortable ditching the dead weight. I'm not saying go around like the terminator just axing everyone out of your life. What I am saying is, if you are just holding on to people for sentimental reasons (you went to high school together) or because you feel a sense of guilt (I don't want to hurt their feelings) if you let them go, then you need to get over it.


If you feel tired, bad, angry, frustrated or any other negative emotion after you have been around certain people, that is your signal that they need to go.


If you don't feel motivated or inspired after doing certain activities, then you know that they need to go too.


You want to make the most out of your time and you can't do that if you are wasting it on things and people that don't fit in with your life plan.


I used to have a big issue wasting time watching mindless television. And these were reruns. I could say the lines with the actors, that's how many times I had seen the shows. I don't have much of a problem with letting go of people who waste my time. :) But if you do, fix it. Let them go.


How do you get rid of those people in your life that don't need to be there? Here are a few tips for you.

  1. Recognize that they are toxic - that is the first step. Pay attention to how you feel while in their presence or after you leave them. If it is not a good feeling then you know you don't need to be spending a lot of time with them.

  2. Listen to what they are saying - if you pay attention to the conversation you will realize when a person is just talking to be talking. When the conversation has no substance. That is your cue to go..

  3. Set some boundaries - you decide when and for how long you will spend time with them. Don't let them control the relationship. Some people will just take over if you allow them.

  4. Realize that it is not your job to save them - it is not your job to pay their bills, solve their problems, babysit their children or just be available for whatever they need.

  5. Be firm - once you set the guidelines, stick with them. Don't be wishy washy, going back and forth on what you say. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

  6. When it is over...it is over - Let it go and move on - Once you have made the decision that it is over, then move on and stay gone.


Remember...time is so valuable. You can't get it back. Stop wasting it on things and people that don't matter!


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