Tuesday, 20 August 2013

How to waste time!

Let's face it, I haven't been very productive recently. This got me thinking, I waste quite a bit of time doing various useless things, and an effort to try an avoid them, I made a list of them. Here they are - I'm currently partial to all of the following:

1. Double-watching.
Watching episodes of things twice. I don't know why I do this, especially when I know exactly what's going to happen...

2. Being hungover.
A huge waste of time, and the worst part is that it's completely self-inflicted.  

3. Putting the alarm on snooze.
It's a classic. No further, valuable sleep is gained and you come out of the drift feeling even more sleepy.

4. Making a list and not using it.
What's the point in making a list if you don't refer to it? This is a double time waster, beacuse you wasted time making the list in the first place, and then all the things you are supposed to do are not accounted for.

5. Non-decisive shopping.
The amount of times one ends up buying the first thing you saw in the first place. It's just that you have to check out everything else to see if you're getting the best deal.

6. Repeat searching.
You have lost something. You look for it in the same place at least three times, just to check it isn't there. 

7. Getting angry.
Out of all the emotions, this is probably the least construcive and the most destructive. No valuable time gained!

8. Making unrealistic goals and false promises.
When we don't live up to what we said we would, we end up feeling crap about ourselves and waste more time instead of tackling something in little chunks.

9. Revising in bed.
Studying or working lying down - this just never works. Just a little lie down... It would be better to leave it, take a good night's sleep and start afresh in the morning.

10. Worrying.
I read a quote on Pinterest saying "worrying is like praying for something you don't want". Hence, worrying is a massive waste of time. 

Time to be constructive!
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  1. This is true. I especially do repeat shopping and double watching, haha! :)

    Sinead | sineaddreamingagain.blogspot.ie

  2. hehe i know! tell me about it! ;) xx

  3. I think out of all the emotions regret is the least constructive. This list cracked me up haha great idea for a post!

  4. Oh yes, you're right on that one! Lovely blog, i've followed xx