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“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”

Theophrastus

Time is one of the most crucial resources we have. Learning to utilize it wisely is the only way to manage it well and make the most of it. How well you manage your time determines your productivity. But, due to some bad habits, we end up wasting a lot of time on a daily basis. If we find out and fix these loopholes, our productivity will increase.

Here are five time wasting habits we need to avoid to make the most of our day:

1. Spending too much time online.

Once you login to your Facebook account, it’s very hard to hit the logout button. You end up wasting most of your productive time without even realizing it. Facebook isn’t the only culprit, keeping your email and other unrelated sites open and checking them from time to time also leads to wastage of time.

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2. Randomly working on different projects.

Working on various projects without allocating fixed time slots to each is an extremely unproductive approach to work. Since you can’t focus on one task at a time, the chances of errors creeping in are higher. So as a result, you end up making mistakes and wasting a lot of time.


3. Talking way too much.

Being social and indulging in conversations is good for your growth, but talking way too much just makes you waste time. Therefore, it’s essential to keep your conversations under check. By gossiping way too much, we often lose track of time and energy, which slumps our productivity.


4. Binge watching TV series.

We love watching our favorite series, one episode after the other and once we start, there’s no stopping. It probably is one of the biggest reasons we end up wasting a lot of time. While entertainment is essential, keeping it under check is equally necessary.

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5. Saying yes to everything.

Trying hard to be everywhere, doing everything people ask you for is not good for your productivity. You just end up wasting a lot of precious time that you could have used to do better things. It’s impossible to be in everyone’s good books, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t be everyone’s favorite. So, better quit trying and wasting time.

Putting an end to these habits is the only way of saving yourself some crucial time and use it to focus on better things.