If you take a long, hard look at your life, you will realize that you waste an awful lot of time. You waste time doing things that don’t matter like binge-watching TV shows or doing nothing at all, like staring at the ceiling, lying on the sofa.

Of course, if you enjoy the activity then perhaps it isn’t a waste of time. But you would still be staggered and perhaps quite depressed if you were able to count up just how many years of your life you actually spend sitting down, staring at a screen, having no impact on the world at all.

It doesn’t have to be this way though, and there are multiple things that you can do rather than wasting your time. Here are a few of the possibilities that you should certainly consider. The benefit of doing some of these things is that it will make you feel good, change your life and perhaps even impact someone else’s world.

Helping In Your Community

Perhaps we should start by thinking about the possibility of helping out in your local area. You might think, well my little community is wonderful, it doesn’t need my help. But we guarantee you that it does.

You’re just not looking hard enough. The town hall might need renovation work, the nursery might need volunteers, a care home might be looking for people to spend time with elderly residents and parents might need a campaign for safer roads.

As such, there is a lot that you can do when you get right down to it. But how do you find out what areas need your help? Well, you might be active on social media. If that’s the case, you will usually find that someone has been trying to raise support for an issue or get people involved.

Alternatively, you may want to look at town bulletin board. Most areas do have these, and you’ll usually find them close by to the town hall. If anything needs doing, this is where you’ll find the information that will allow you to help.

Of course, the question then becomes, how can you help. Well, you might want to consider the possibility of rallying support yourself. To do that you need to write the event sponsorship letter that will win everyone over! It’s not easy, but you can find templates online that should help you a lot here and point you in the right direction.

Getting Active On Social Media

We briefly mentioned being active on social media. You might think that social media is actually a waste of time, but like anything, it depends on what you’re using it for. If you’re just searching for celebrity gossip or scoops on movies then yes, you are wasting your time on social media. However, if the #metoo campaign has taught us anything, it’s that social media can be a powerful source for change.

You can start a # through social media, and you can make a difference. You can tell a story that could help someone in a difficult situation. Or, you could even reach out to those in need. Social media doesn’t have to just be a tool to tell people what you had for lunch or post a picture of your dog in a Halloween costume. It can be so much more than that.

You can use your profiles to make a difference.

Set Up For Yourself

Of course, if we look at one of the main benefits of social media it’s difficult to ignore the fact that you can use it to set up your own brand and thus put your own mark on this world. Yes, we are talking about setting up a business for yourself.

To do this, you first need to make sure your social profiles become a source of information for your followers. They need to be able to trust that you will keep them updated on the latest changes and important advances in whichever industry you are hoping to join in your business.

Even sharing info on businesses that could one day be your competition is a fantastic way to get the attention of your target audience.

Next, you want to make sure that you are working hard to set up a website. These days, with builders like WordPress that’s easy, but you should make sure you are hosting. Without hosting your site, you will find that it is not powerful enough to last very long on a competitive market. A great web design is also a big part of the puzzle.

The important fact to remember here is that people often think a website has to be a hit from day one. The fact is that it doesn’t, and you can build your business up gradually, gaining customers a little at a time, in your spare time instead of wasting your time.

Follow Your Dream

We all have a dream of what we really want to do. Perhaps you want to be a famous musician, or maybe you would love to be an actress. You might even dream of publishing a novel and having millions of readers worldwide. Could these ever become a reality?

They could, but not if you are wasting your time. Life is shorter than you think and before you know it, the time to pursue those dreams will be long gone, so you need to go after them now. There are various ways to do this.

Though, we would suggest you simply make a space in what is perhaps a busy schedule and dedicate that time to these goals. You could spend an hour or two writing each day or auditioning for plays, or perhaps practicing your singing. If you keep your passion alive who knows, one day your dream might just come true.

We hope you see now that you can stop wasting time and start making the most of the time that you have spare. If you do, there are no limits on what you could accomplish.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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