🌼6 Things that Aren’t Worth Your Time In Life
In life, we sometimes, even unknowingly, spend our time and energy on something that doesn’t give much return or benefit to us. And it’s very exhausting and depleting if we are doing them for months and years. That’s why it’s best to let go of the things and behaviors that don’t serve us.
Read also: 7 beliefs you need to throw away to have a better life
So, to raise awareness, here are 8 things, habits, and situations that aren’t worth your time.
1. Being a Perfectionist
Don’t get me wrong. Striving to be perfect at something is not necessarily a bad thing. Indeed, trying to do the best you can is a noble, worthwhile aim.
However, the problem starts when you never finish your project because you feel your project still needs something. This becomes even worse when you are starting off doing something.
I’ve been there; I’m once a perfectionist.
When I decided I wanted to draw stuffs, — especially anime — I really wanted to draw a perfect picture, a perfect sketch, a perfect face, although I didn’t have any experience with drawing.
Two months after getting a burst of motivation, I found it hard to keep up drawing stuffs. My drawings never reached my expectations. And the more I fear making ugly sketches, the more I avoid drawing in the first place.
Later, I realized that not everything or everyone is “perfect.” If I’m not able to accept those ugly sketches, I’m adding more barriers between me and my goal, which is drawing really well. Moreover, I’m blocking myself from learning.
I’ve come across a quote on Pinterest that says…
“ We learn from failure, not from success.”
Surprisingly, the moment I accepted the sucks(ugly drawings) I was creating, the faster my drawings improved.
That’s why it’s more beneficial to embrace the sucks than being obsessed with the “perfect.”
2. Dwelling In the Past
Whether it’s being nostalgic about past glory or being regretful about missed opportunities, there are no benefits in living in the past. On top of that, constantly regretting your past brings nothing but anxiety, misery, sadness, and frustration.
The worst thing is that when you are always living in the past, you are unaware of the present, which also obscures the future.
If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. So, focus on the present. Focus on what you can do now.
Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.
“To live in the past is to die in the present.”
3. Holding Onto Grudges
Yes, bad people do exist. We always meet them in our lives one way or another.
However, if you have a constant feeling of resentment towards bad people who did wrong to you, it keeps you stuck in negative emotions, preventing you from moving forward. It also makes you anxious and stressed, which negatively impacts your life. On top of that, you are giving them permission to stay inside your head, leading you to feel more resentful toward them.
If your head is filled with these kinds of negativity, where’s the room for positivity?
So, don’t let them stay in your head; it’s not worth it.
Note :However, you shouldn’t bear with people who keep crossing your boundaries. Stand up for yourself, talk them to their faces, and walk away. And stay away from them for the rest of your life.
4. Being In a Toxic Relationship
Staying with toxic people is never good, especially when you are in a relationship with one of them.
The only things you are going to get from those types of relationships are emotional exhaustion, constant arguments, and traumas, leading you to accumulate anxiety, depression, and even worse, you can get lifelong regrets which can give you chronic stress.
It’s best to cut ties with those toxic boyfriends or girlfriends. They don’t deserve your precious time and attention.
5. Waiting For Inspiration
I used to be someone who thought I needed some sort of push to take action on something. And most of the time, that push or motivation never comes around.
If you are relying on the motivation to do what you want to accomplish, you will never get your thing done.
Because motivation is a feeling, and feelings are temporary and fleeting. They alter from one form to another in a short period of time.
So, instead of waiting for the inspiration, just go do that stuff. Be disciplined. Do what you have to do even if you don’t feel like it. And most of the time, you will find that it’s easier to keep on doing the thing after you started.
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6. Social Media
Social media has become one of the biggest distractions in today’s world. It’s constantly updated, and thousands of entertainments are uploaded every day. Also, big tech companies are also investing a lot of money in finding ways to get more people hooked to their sites for hours and hours. Therefore, if we are not careful enough, social media can become a big time sink for us.
Too much social media doesn’t bring a lot of progress to your work or positivity to your life. So, it’s wise to be mindful of how we are using social media.
Contributed by Elevy Hart
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