Okay, let’s imagine this. You are having a friends reunion with people you haven’t seen in a million years and they are talking about topics you actually don’t give a damn about. The more they talk, the more you start to think: what the heck am I doing here? Sounds familiar? Well, in this case you might be wasting your time. And as we all know, time is precious. Your life is precious. With that said, here are a few things you can stop wasting your time and start living a meaningful life.
First things first, a meaningful life doesn’t mean you have to be perfect or rich. No no no, instead, a meaningful life means feeling fulfilled, the way you choose to live every day.
1// stop worrying
I know, this is completely natural, if something bothers you, it drives you crazy and it worries you. If you can handle those things, try to find a solution instead. Harvey Specter from Suits always says: “What are your choices when someone puts a gun to your head? You take the gun, or you pull out a bigger one. Or, you call their bluff. Or, you do any one of 146 other things.” See? There are solutions.
2// stop complaining
It’s easier said than done, I know. BUT that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible! Complaining about your problems make you feel unhappy and less productive. So try to cut out the negativity. Complaining about your lack of sleep? Get into your bed earlier, avoid late eating, light (TV) and coffee. Complaining about your weight? Cut out (late night) snacking, eat mindfully and get your butt off the couch and hit the gym.
3// stop surrounding yourself with people you don’t like or make you feel less
Remember that friend reunion scenario I mentioned above? Why would you waste your time with people you actually don’t want to hang around with? Instead, go and surround yourself with inspirational people who can help you to grow (as a person) and who actually make you feel happy with the way you are. This may not be the best comparison, but have you ever seen a child playing with toys he didn’t like? A child would only play with items he likes and that’s pretty much the same thing.
4// stop pleasing everyone
Ugh, this is a good reminder to myself. I’ve been a people pleaser for as long as I can remember. In my early 20s, I always did something that I didn’t want in the first place as I didn’t want others to get disappointed or get angry with me. Now fast forward to now, I’m still learning to say no, but I’m more able to prioritize myself and my family in a much better way. And this my friend, this is not being selfish, but it’s learning to accept that not everyone likes you AND that’s completely okay. Trust me.
5// stop living in the past
We all make mistakes and sometimes we regret for the things we have done in the past. If we could turn back time, we probably would have done something else. However, we can’t erase the past. Try to accept it, learn from your mistakes and let go of the past. Stop living in the past, live in the present moment.
What is a waste of time in your life?
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Until next time,