10 Things That Are A Waste Of Your Time


We all have bad habits that waste our time, and most of the time we don’t even realize what these habits are. I was thinking about some things I want to stop doing before the New Year, so I decided to make a list that most people will probably be able to relate to.

Here are 10 things that are a waste of your time.


1. Asking lots of people for their opinions about something when you have already decided what you are going to do.

2. Arguing with people you’ve never met on the internet.

3. Staying in a relationship that makes you unhappy.

4. Procrastinating and making excuses. We’ve all done it, but it makes the task seem much more awful and it makes you feel guilty.

5. Putting makeup on before a workout.

6. Complaining about something that you cannot control. It is out of your hands, so you shouldn’t waste time thinking about it.

7. Constantly refreshing Facebook and Instagram when you are bored (or procrastinating!). Do something that is fun instead of waiting for updates about other people’s lives.

8. Worrying about the things that could go wrong. It will turn you into a fearful person – and sometimes risks are worth it!

9. Helping or spending time with people who don’t respect you or treat you well.

10. Wishing you could change the past. It’s never going to happen, but you can change the future.

What do you think of this list? What do you think is a waste of time? Let me know with a comment! J



  1. Kalamain · December 27, 2016

    I agree with all of them… Apart from #5… In a way.

    Some ladies, when they are first starting out, may need that boost in confidence… However small it may be… to get going. In time they may change, but up till then let them go. Nobody is being harmed by it.

    After the first couple of visits they will realise that they won’t need it and it runs anyway if they are actually working out and stop.
    Unless they are instagram gym-rats. >.>

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 3, 2017

      Very true! Society can be pretty tough on women and I guess going make-up free in public takes a lot of confidence for some women. And insta-gym-make-up-babes are a different matter entirely! 🙂

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      • Kalamain · January 3, 2017

        Its more ‘Women can be tough on women’ about make up. A lot of men don’t even notice!

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      • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 9, 2017

        Very good point… I agree!

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  2. melaniefellmanwrites · December 28, 2016

    8. Is a great one. Often the things I have been afraid of never turned out how I expected. For years I was always a little nervous/afraid of the heat lamp in the bathroom breaking over my head and cutting me. Well, after having this thought in the back of my head for several years, one day the heat lamp made a loud popping sond while shattering and crashing its glass shards down upon me. My fear of the heat lamp breaking did happen. My fear of getting cut did not. Even though the entire bulb fell on me like rain drops, not a single shard cut me. Most fears = a big waste of time.

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 3, 2017

      So true! Weirdly I had a similar fear about a glass pane in my shower. It never fell or broke – and when we replace the shower we smashed it and it fell out in one huge piece and it still didn’t smash! Thank you for commenting 🙂

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  3. Doctor Jonathan · December 28, 2016

    One of the steps to achieving greater happiness is knowing what events are interfering with the process. This post helps identify these impediments. Great Post!

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 3, 2017

      Thank you! We have to be aware of negative thought patterns if we want to avoid them. 🙂


  4. hsampson · December 29, 2016

    #2 I do not argue anymore, period 😉 either online or in real time!

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 3, 2017

      Smart move! I was in one internet argument last year and it was so pointless (and frustrating)! Never again 🙂

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  5. The Otaku Judge · January 3, 2017

    Arguing with strangers on the net is indeed a waste of time. Online deabtes are unlikely to change someone’s opinion and more often than not the person starting the argument is just a troll looking to start trouble.

    Putting makeup before working out? I am a lazy guy so I don’t wear cosmetics… or do excerise for that matter!

    Browsing Facebook is however an unproductive excerise I often fall afoul of.

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  6. Doctor Jonathan · January 3, 2017

    I agree with all your points, however, question the “Staying in a relationship that makes you unhappy.” If a relationship is truly harmful (physically or emotionally,) I certainly agree. My concern is that people often choose to end a relationship rather than work through the challenges to make the union stronger. It is easier to simply move beyond the relationship. This, in my opinion, has created a greater than 50% divorce rate. We have lost the “work ethic” and the value of commitment. We have lost the ability to LISTEN and HEAR an opposing view. We are more interested in DEFENDING our position even at the sacrifice of the relationship itself.

    We are all very different, yet appear very similar. If we spent as much time satisfying our significant other’s needs as we do our own, relationships would more likely grow and develop than END abruptly.

    I thought this perspective might be useful for you and all your readers.
    I completely agree with your concept about wasted time. If people give this post the time it deserves and are willing to introspect a little, they just might be willing to make a few adjustments to improve the quality of their lives.
    Thank you for sharing this!

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 9, 2017

      Thank you for your comment! I totally agree with your point about long-term relationships. It seems like more and more people are willing to give up on relationships for meaningless or selfish reasons. It definitely depends on the reason why the relationship is unhappy! Thank you for your comment 🙂

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      • Doctor Jonathan · January 10, 2017

        Love your articles and am so impressed with your level of maturity and understanding. You are way ahead of where I was at your age. Keep up the great work!

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