7 common things you do that waste your life

Here is a good checklist to review!

We all come empty-handed to this world. We all will leave so.

But when we go, most of us hope to leave something behind. A life well-lived. A rich legacy. Not in terms of money, but in terms of character and service.

How do you define success in life?

I think the answer depends on those who are asked. Success means different things to different people.

But to achieve success in life, you must make sure to not waste the precious days and the resources that are given to you.

Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your days so you craft your life.

Robin Sharma.

1. Wasting time on distractions

Today, we are all distracted more than ever. Yes, we used to have screens in the 90s too. But our way of life is different.

The increasing dependence on smartphones has dramatically changed our lives. It has affected especially our ability to focus on our work. Or even simply the ability to wait patiently.

Have you noticed how we don’t let ourselves be bored for even a minute? We have to fill even a ten-minute wait in a restaurant with our phones checking notifications.

We can’t stand in a queue waiting patiently because our brains demand constant stimulation from social media.

Ever wondered what is it doing to our capabilities? We are becoming a generation who can’t lift our heads to notice what’s happening around us, or worse, can’t focus on one task deeply to complete it. It affects our productivity badly.

I recommend reading Cal Newport’s book, “Deep Work” to understand better. He writes about a concept called ‘attention residue’.

Every time we switch from Task A to Task B, our attention doesn’t immediately flow. A residue of our attention gets stuck in the first task.

This residue gets especially thick if your work on Task A was unbounded and of low intensity before you switched, but even if you finish Task A before moving on, your attention remains divided for a while.”

This happens when we check notifications every once in a while. Our attention switches from the current task to the email we just received, and if it’s something that requires to take action or do some thinking, it can really take away our focus from what we are doing.

This produces shallow work.

So, being distracted hurts your productivity and even your career growth more than you think.

What you can do is, schedule time in your day to check emails. I do mine twice a day. And practice controlled use of social media. Like login only once or twice a week to stay updated.


We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.

-Jim Rohn

This thought is deep. When you reach the end of your life, you don’t want to regret, because you are leaving with the song still inside you. Let it come out. Sing your song. It doesn’t matter even if nobody thinks it is good. What matters is whether YOU enjoyed it.

You are wasting your life when you live other’s dreams. Whatever is it that you want in life, take time to do them.

For me, my life is successful, if I could do the things I love and I could be who I want to be. I am constantly trying to evolve and grow. And I can tell you as scary as it may be, it is worth all the fears and roadblocks. Because at the end of it, I know that I did exactly what I wanted or at least I tried.


Self-discipline means controlling yourself to your will. It is important to succeed in life because it is what gives you the power to stick to your goals.

You don’t become successful in life by working on your craft for a few days. Or working for it only when motivation strikes. You need to hustle consistently.

Every successful person has routines or habits that help them stick with their vision. You need self-discipline to form new habits and routines.

And developing self-discipline helps you by not giving in to temptations and deviate from your path.

Self-discipline is what will give your days, a structure. You know how to spend your days to maximize your potential. If you lack self-control, you waste your days, and your life because you give in to whatever comes your way.


Nurses can confirm one of the top regrets of people lying on the deathbed is “I wish I had spent more time with my family”.

And many people regret “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard”. Yes, you must work in life to earn a living and fulfill your dreams. But life is not all about it.

Life is also about creating strong bonds with the people you love. It helps to create a sense of belonging in your kids and develop strong ties and a sense of security within the family members.

At the end of the day, you want people in life who are there for you no matter what. When you spend more time with family you also get to share your day, your joys and disappointments with them, and that builds strong ties.

In the quest for making more money or creating empires, always find time to spend time with your family. Because in the end, what matters is not how much you earned, but how much love you gave away.


The sooner you step away from your comfort zone you’ll realize that it really wasn’t all that comfortable.

-Eddie Harris Jr.

If you want to be successful in life, it means stepping outside of your comfort zone consistently.

A comfort zone is where you feel the safest and you have the least anxiety there. Anything that asks you to face your fears and feel terrified is asking you to leave your comfort zone.

And once you do it, you naturally feel less fear next time. And that’s how you expand your comfort zone.

All my life, I have been terrified of many things. But the ‘burning desire’ in me led to face many fears, and I have never been happier or more confident.

Though I am not quite there yet, I have been conquering each of my fears slowly and I can see the wonderful changes it has brought in my life.

Nothing worth having in life comes to you by staying where you are. So don’t stay stagnant and live the same days again and again till you die. Try to grow yourself constantly and say “yes” to more opportunities even though it scares you.

You don’t have to do everything at once, but tiny steps will do.


Success in life worrying is waste of life

Worrying is another life waster. Often we worry about what happened in the past or we regret the mistakes we made.

And we constantly worry about our future too. In the process, we forget to enjoy the present moment that life has gifted us.

I used to be a constant worrier. I would agonize over what happened and let myself wallow in self-pity. And I would keep thinking about what could go wrong in the future. What if I were to lose whatever I have?

But it all changed once I learned about the “Law of Attraction”. After I read the book ‘The Secret’, I understood my constant worrying was bringing me more things to worry about. I had to stop that habit.

I began to overcome worrying by practicing gratitude and mindfulness. Gratitude can change your life. When you express genuine gratitude to even the smallest blessing you have, you become naturally happy. You are so content you don’t have space for worries.

I practice gratitude in my bullet journal. But you can practice it anywhere. Even now, as you are reading this.

Close your eyes and think about everything you love in your life right now. Think deeply about each blessing and each person and how they bring value to your life. Focus only on the positives. It is when we focus on the negatives, we become unhappy.

Tell yourself how happy you are to have your home, your parents, your job etc. Thank the universe or the God you believe in for giving you all these. You will instantly feel lighter.

Mindfulness is, focusing your mind on the present moment. You don’t think about the past or the future. Just be present and aware of what you do. Be aware of your breath and how you are feeling. And do not judge any thought that comes to your mind.

Practicing mindfulness gives you more patience and the ability to stay more connected to yourself. Here is an article I wrote on how to practice mindfulness.


There are many people who regret not taking action to pursue their dreams. They care too much about other people’s opinions and try hard to impress others. Not only you don’t get to live your life on your own terms, but you live a dissatisfied life.

You always wonder about “what would have been”. Because there is nothing worse than living with regret. Always give your dreams a chance. It doesn’t matter where you are in life, it’s never too late to follow your dreams. And it is better to die being happy that you tried even if you succeed or not.

If you are not enjoying your life, it’s time to make a change. Let’s not waste our one and only shot on this planet.


Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu

More evidence that supports the position that vaccines weaken your immune system.

The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.


Anatomy Lesson For Feminists

It’s a woman’s right to not conceive. It’s not your right to kill another unjustly.

If you and your partner exercise your rights and self discipline to not have unprotected sex then you won’t have to deny a baby its right to life.

Dob In a Psyche

If you know of a psyche doing wrong, file a complaint here: https://www.psychsearch.net/complaints/

Monday night I went to a talk given by a very widely travelled and broadly experienced guy who had some really interesting things to say. One story he told was of a friend of his who was asked to research every crime in his city for a three month period to see what percentage of them linked to a psychiatrist.

Have a guess the percentage? 100%!

That’s right, 100% of the crimes traced back to a psychiatrist.

Now I had heard previously that every bad condition in psychiatry traced back to a psychiatrist. Like for instance, did you know the psyches were behind Hitler, the war in Kosovo and Apartheid? And nearly every mass shooter in the US was on psyche drugs?
It is the psychiatrists who are behind the current decline on moral standards in Western civilisation.

In the 1940s, psychiatry’s leaders proclaimed their intention to infiltrate the field of education and the law and bring about the “re-interpretation and eventually eradication of the concept of right and wrong.” G. Brock Chisholm and British psychiatrist John Rawlings Rees, co-founders of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), bluntly told their peers at the time:
“If the race is to be freed from the crippling burden of good and evil it must be psychiatrists who take the original responsibility.”

Governments were eager to implement new ideas and ideologies of the “new psychology” as society recovered from the devastation of war.
The attempt to undermine morals and consequently the deterioration of society and the family unit can be traced back to the influence of psychiatry in these different fields.

The Truth About Cancer Flash Sale

TTAC Flash Sale

I thoroughly recommend getting this series and watching it, no matter your state of health! Why? Because I have seen people diagnosed with cancer and if you have not already done your homework you end up in fear, being bulldozed into things like chomotherapy that, depending on which report you read, prolong your life by 1.5% or shorten it by 7 years! In this case having done your homework first is lifesaving!


The Amazon forest has been called “the lungs of the world”. We need to protect our lungs! This just in from Amazon Watch…

"If things are going to change, we are going to need help. So we are asking that international consumers boycott Brazilian agribusiness products until the Brazilian government definitively addresses the question of indigenous land demarcations and acts of violence against indigenous peoples. We want peace, so that our peoples can live a just and dignified life!"
– Sonia Guajajara

We recently accompanied our indigenous partners from the Amazon to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York to deliver the urgent message that if we are to protect Mother Earth, we must respect indigenous rights and traditional knowledge.

Amazon Watch remains steadfast in our efforts to resist the increasing threats against indigenous people driven by right-wing regimes and profit-driven institutions. There is a two minute vide3o at this site: https://amazonwatch.org/donate

In response to calls for support from Brazilian indigenous organizations, we released Complicity in Destruction II, a ground-breaking report exposing the major drivers and financiers of Amazon destruction, including Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, and leading U.S. asset managers BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street.

We are challenging European and North American financiers and commodities buyers to cut ties with producers of high-risk commodities (soy, cattle, and timber) causing social conflict and Amazon destruction.

In order to expand this new international campaign to hold government and corporations accountable, we need your financial support. Please join us in solidarity with indigenous peoples by donating now! https://amazonwatch.org/donate

For the Amazon, justice, and all life,

Leila Salazar-López
Executive Director