Click above to listen to the podcast and read the show notes below for extra support. (And don’t forget to download the free resource at the blue button below—this one contains 15 real-life examples of ways you waste time and how to stop.)
Ready for a lecture on why you don’t need that cat nap, 30 minutes to surf Pinterest, or the Sunday afternoon drive?
You’ll be waiting a long time.
Wasting time is not what you do, but what you get out of it.
Do you enjoy yourself? Feel good when you’re done? Relaxed? Then you weren’t wasting time.
However, if you didn’t enjoy it, it didn’t have any purpose, and especially if you felt bad about it later, the you were probably wasting time. If you said or thought the phrase, “just killing time,” then you were wasting time.
So what’s the big deal if you were? It’s your time to waste, right?
Yes, you’re exactly right.
But unlike every other resource in your life, this one can’t be replenished. No matter how much money, power, or influence you have, you can’t create more time.
So if you find yourself wasting more time than you’d like, using up this valuable resource in ways that don’t add to your life, your overall happiness, or to your self-esteem, then we’ve got solutions for you.
Speaking of time, this video is making the rounds, and for good reason. It’s a powerful reminder of what happens when you don’t make the most of your time.
It’s also a reminder that a clean slate is available to you.
You have a second chance.
And if you want help in regaining your time—and space and money and energy—then we’re here to help. Clarity Clinic registration ends at midnight Eastern tonight, January 31. You won’t have another opportunity for this course until after summer.
If that’s too long to wait, we invite you to register now for Clarity Clinic.
5 Reasons You Waste Time
Listen to the podcast to discover more about these 5 reasons you waste time as well as specific examples of how to stop.
#1: Unclear Priorities
The phrase most associated with this: “I don’t know what to do next.”
#2: Lack of Knowledge
What you say before you go off track: “I don’t know how.”
The excuse you give yourself: “I can’t concentrate.”
The typical refrain of the perfectionist: “It’s not good enough.”
#5: Need to finish everything you start
Guilt tells you: “I might as well finish.”
As with every week, we have a free guide to help. This meaty edition has 3 real-life examples for each reason along with ways you can stop the wasteful behavior in your own life.
Get the resource guide for this episode in the Resource Roundup—a collection of our best guides to help you gain more time, space, energy, and money asap!
lf the battle, and knowing when you’re wasting your most valuable resource is key to stopping the behavior before it starts negatively impacting your life.
- Wasting time means you don’t enjoy it, you don’t get anything out of it, and you feel guilty about it afterward.
- Time is the only resource in your life that can’t be replenished. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
- Recognizing the reasons you waste time is key to getting back on track when you do.
Do you need some help uncluttering your life at work? You’re in luck! The next several episodes are business-related, whether you have a job or work for yourself. If you want to regain some control of your work, we’ve got you covered.