Last Updated on April 29, 2020
How many times have you thought there are not enough hours in the day. And how many hours have you spent wasting time on things that you didn’t want or need to do? The reality is that we only have so much time in our lives, and you can either spend your time doing meaningless things or meaningful things. For most of us, we would rather do meaningful things that make us happy and feel like we’ve done something good with our days. Following are three quotes that can help all of us spend more time doing what matters most.
1. Stop Regretting Your Wasted Time
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. – Mason Cooley
Feeling regret is such a waste of time. It can’t change anything. It just distracts us from doing what really matters.
There are many different ways you can overcome regret, but when it comes to wasting time, which can be extremely painful, I suggest you repeat the above quote by Mason Cooley over and over so that you can turn it into a belief. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that regretting wasted time is just wasting time. Say it over and over until you are ready to get up and do something that is not wasteful.
The more you repeat something to yourself as an affirmation, like this quote, the more you believe it, and soon you won’t need to repeat this quote to yourself. Instead, you will just believe it and find yourself avoiding the time-wasting trap of regretful thoughts and feelings about wasted time.
2. What Should Your Time Be Used For?
Find time to better yourself – read, explore, research, live life, do things you’ve never thought about doing before. That’s what it’s all about. – Motivation2Study
I know so many people who say they don’t have time to do anything, yet they watch four hours of TV a day, sit around watching YouTube, complain on social media, and do other useless things that don’t actually better themselves in any way. And eventually (usually) they regret wasting so much time.
Today is another day that you can find time to create a better you who can contribute to the world in a way that makes it better. That’s what your time should be used for. Not for TV or complaining.
A better you interacts with the world around you in a better way. You influence people in a positive way. You do things that impact others and the world in a positive way. And you feel good about yourself. It’s a win-win-win.
3. The Big Trick To Stop Wasting Time
Stop wasting time because you have a limited amount of time. You have a limited amount of time to do the good that you’ve come to do. Understand what’s the truth of your life and get about the business of living it. – Oprah
What are you here to do? Oprah says that you know what it is because you know what it isn’t.
That really hit home for me, so I hope it does for you too.
I know what I’m not here to do. I can tell by the way I feel. When I feel like I’m wasting time, doing something unproductive, or doing something that I shouldn’t be doing, I don’t feel good.
On the other hand, when I’m writing or doing something that fulfills me, I can feel that it’s in line with who I am. I feel good. I feel excited. I feel passionate.
Even though some people do know what they were meant to do in this life, I don’t think you need to know exactly what you are meant to do in order to feel like you are using your time wisely. You just need to listen to your thoughts and feelings as you do things and then only do those things that make you feel alive and on track in some way.