9 Wasteful Things We Can Live Without

Remember that when you miss someone, you miss the simple things most, like laughing together. Take long walks. Enjoy excellent chats. Remember your shared blessings. 

Distractions that keep us from special moments with special people.

Schedule daily downtime. Have daily breaks to contemplate, rest, and recharge. You're not too busy to take a few minutes for yourself every day. Marc and I have grown to appreciate the beauty and practicality of living a simpler life over the past decade.

Compulsive busyness.

Just because you struggle doesn't imply you fail. Every great achievement involves a worthy struggle. Don't waste time waiting for better days. Enjoy where you are. You've learned a lot and are still growing. Be grateful for teachings. Use them to your advantage now.

Thinking negatively about our capabilities.

Learning to gracefully leave situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, principles, morals, or self-worth is part of maturity. Practice progressive release. Remember that not all arguments you're invited to are necessary. 

The needless drama around us.

You won't always get what you want, but many people will never have what you have. Something you take for granted someone else prays for. No one is happy who doesn't appreciate what they have

The desire for everything we don’t have.

Social comparison steals daily happiness and progress. You may waste a lifetime worrying about what others have and not get anything worthwhile. Keep your comparison radar in check.

Comparing ourselves to everyone else.

You're different from last year, month, or week. You evolve and expand constantly. Experiences continue... Life is a privilege!

Obsessing over who we were or what we had in the past.

Life mistakes are how you learn. Take a rest. Great things take time, and you're getting there. Make mistakes your motivation, not your excuses. Choose to ignore yesterday's minor mishaps and frustrations today.

Worrying about old mistakes.

Avoid taking things personally, even if they seem personal. People usually act because of them, not you. You cannot alter how others treat you or what they say about you. Just modify your reaction and who you spend out with. 

Worrying about what everyone thinks and says about us.