You will have heard this before but life is short. We need to make the most of the time that we are on the Earth. One of the ways we can do that is to stop wasting time on the things that truly don’t matter to us. Of course, you’ll have things that matter to you but here are just some of the things you could let go to truly make the most of the time you have.
It may be fun to fill your time in high school with pointless drama but as you get older, it’s time to let it go. Don’t let others pull you into their drama either, because you’ll find yourself at the centre of something that doesn’t even concern you. Who has time for gossip and shady tactics – it doesn’t benefit anyone.
Striving for perfection
Whether it’s in your personal life or at work, you have to stop striving for perfection. Obviously, it’s great to set yourself goals and achievements in life. Working hard is important but an endless pursuit of perfection is only going to leave you disappointed. Why? Because perfection is impossible. Instead, set yourself high but achievable goals and you’ll be a much more satisfied person.
Too much technology
Look, technology is great. Who doesn’t love a washing machine, the television and central heating? But too much technology, such as social media, can leave us feeling isolated and disillusioned. All the information we have access to can really overwhelm us and it can be hard to filter out the nonsense and find the things that are important to us. Constantly being online, answering emails and browsing the internet means we have less time to interact with our family and friends.
People who don’t bring anything positive to your life
As people, we find it very difficult to let friendships go, especially if we’ve known them since we were young. Once someone enters our life we can become very reluctant to let them leave again – even if all they bring is misery, drama and toxicity. Don’t waste your time on people who only bring negativity as it will start to really affect you in a fundamental way. Instead, spend your time with people who love and respect you!
We all have bad days and it’s okay to let out your frustrations out every now and again. However, spending your days constantly complaining and moaning about every little thing can really turn you into a negative person. Is that really the best use of your time? Instead, use your time to try and see a positive in the situation, and if there isn’t one, try and find a way to make one.
Comparing yourself to others
It’s great to admire qualities in your friends and family. Maybe you love that your sister is so loyal, or that your best friend is so open-minded. But constantly comparing yourself to others can lead to an unhealthy view of yourself. You are unique and your situation is completely different to other people’s situations so it really is unfair to compare yourself to them. Whether it’s your job, your bank balance, your wardrobe or your home, be the best you that you can be. Don’t try and mirror someone else’s achievements, it’s such a waste of time.
The above are just a few ways that you can achieve positive self improvement – do you have any other tips you’d like to share?