Podcast Episode 121 — Ways to Stop Wasting Your Time

Pick one to start — then keep going.

Lisa Sealey

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Today I want to talk about time.

I’ve mentioned before that time is one of your most precious resources. It’s finite. You can’t get more time in a day, week, or month. And no one ever knows how much they have left. But if you use it wisely, it can help you achieve all of your goals and dreams. Here are some ways to help you stop wasting your time:

Stop saying yes when you want to say no.

Every time you say yes to doing something someone else wants, you’re saying no to yourself.

Let me repeat that so you really hear it.

Every time you say yes to doing something someone else wants, you’re saying no to yourself.

Yes, it is important to help your family and be a good friend — but you absolutely do not have to say yes to everyone and everything. Remember that every time you say yes, you take time away from what you want to do.

If you’re having trouble saying no, the next time you’re asked to do something, instead of responding right away, take a moment to think of how much time the task is going to take and what you would rather do instead. Once you’ve decided to prioritize your wants and needs, it becomes easier to say no.

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Lisa Sealey

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