7 Things That Waste of Your Time And Energy

This is your guide to live pressure-free

Victor Mong
5 min readJun 5


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Time and energy are two critical ingredients for success in life.

While time is the currency that allows you to organize your life and priorities, energy helps you make the most of time.

When your energy level is high, you can go about your business with enthusiasm, focus, and creativity.

If your energy is depleted, you can’t be in your best productive state, even if you have all the time.

Most people do things that waste their time and energy and leave them feeling overwhelmed.

If you want to stop wasting your time and energy, here are things you should stop doing right now:

Saying “yes” to everything and everyone

Saying “yes” to everything leads to over-commitment, wastes your time, and drains your energy.

It can be hard to turn people down when they ask for a favor or make a request.

Let’s say you’re working on an important assignment that has a tight deadline. Your colleague comes to you and asks if you could help them with a task that they’re struggling to complete.

It’s important to keep in mind that accepting to help your colleague means trading off your own time and energy.

You may have done a noble act, but you’ll be the one struggling to complete your task

When you constantly say yes to others, you spread yourself too thin. Your own needs take a back seat. Over time, you become too stressed and overwhelmed.

To free up your time and preserve your energy for what truly matters to you, stop saying saying yes to everything and learn to say no.

“It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”

— Steve Jobs

Doing the same thing and expecting a different result

Take this to heart: It’s a waste of your time and energy to do the same thing over and again and expect to get a different…



Victor Mong

15x Top Writer // I research and write science-based advice on life, productivity & health // info.victormong@gmail.com