These 5 habits are wasting your time everyday
Were you aware how some of the activities you do daily are nothing but a waste of time? They have been gnawing at your me time and you perhaps did not even realise! Scroll down and note what all can be avoided to be able to get more time out of your every day routine.
I also want to share with you how some of the apps that we use on our phones are only time wasters and can hurt us in more ways that we can see.
This is a no brainer but it is very common and we know it. It often happens that we do not want to do something even if we are well aware that it has to be done. So we sit around, do random things just to “do it later”. Later when it gets late and the deadline is on our head, the thought that it could have easily been completed earlier, becomes null and void, giving us guilt. So it is best to get done with it sooner and this way you will indeed become more efficient.
2. Social Media
One or two random videos which have no value addition, are fine, but you do realise how time flies by and you end up spending hours on a phone or laptop screen. Later you realise how much time you have wasted which could have easily been utilised for other activities. It is best to set aside perhaps a max of 30 minutes where you can catch up with what’s trending on social media.
3. Doing other person’s work
By this we do not mean completing a task for your parents or spouse. What we are saying is that you should help others, it is good, but finish your own work first unless it is an emergency. Tell your friend a time, or set aside some minutes to work for others. No one will help you compensate for the time lost!
4. Clutter and disorganisation
When you are done using something, keep it back where it came from. If you do not, you do end up wasting time putting it back later when everything piles up. So it is best to maintain the pile, keep everything where it was and declutter every once in a while. This will simply make it easier for you to find things when you need them the most.
5. Entertaining toxic people
If you know that the person you are right now engaging with is a negative and toxic human, then why waste time on them? It does nothing but increase negativity, adds nothing to your persona and drains you enough.
Finally although I use a few of them I don’t like using them, too much.
…the food delivery ones can ruin your health.
…the social media ones can waste your time.
…the weather ones are often wrong.
About Dr Arun:
Dr Arun Dhir is a Melbourne based GastroIntestinal and Bariatric Surgeon. He has a busy private practice that has a strong focus in the area of obesity management and gut health. Dr Arun’s current research is on the changes in gut microbiome after obesity surgery and on reflux disease. He has also written several books and has published several articles in scientific journals. Arun’s published works include Happy Gut Healthy Weight (Balboa Press 2018), “Creating a New You – Health Journal” (Metagenics 2019), and Your Mess Has a Message (2021).
Dr Arun is also a Yoga and Meditation teacher that allows him to better understand and assist his clients with the mind-body-gut connection. He regularly writes and speaks about gut health, gut microbiome, obesity, gastrointestinal surgery and healing.
Dr Arun’s life vision is to bridge the art of Eastern healing and the science of Western medicine through education and research. Arun loves cycling, hiking and playing drums. He also serves in the Royal Australian Army as a General Surgeon.
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