Time Wasters /Life Wasters

Hello Apple Crunchers 

It’s been far too long. I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.

I am home for the week and of course far deeper in thought than usual. There is something about home that refocuses your energy, makes you ponder your paths, habits & plans etc. This includes how I am using my time. Got my beloved mother to sit down with me and converse on themes we’ve identified as time wasters which equate to wasting your life.

Here’s the List: 

1. Disorganisation
2. Not being able to say no
3. Interruptions
4. Not changing bad habits
5. Purposelessness
6. Not doing things ‘right the 1st time.’
7. Not acknowledging bad habits i.e. pride/not saying sorry
8. Procrastination
9. Poor cell-phone management inc. social media/emails etc
10. A lack of knowledge

Myles Munroe painfully says: “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.”

How one uses their time, determines what they will achieve with their lives. In essence, our lives are a sum total of how we use our time. A few years ago I read a profound chapter on the value of time in Jonathan Edwards book ‘sinners in the hands of an angry God.’ I seriously recommend this chapter.



7 thoughts on “Time Wasters /Life Wasters

  1. Mbesi

    This was so so special to watch. Akasemhle umama <3.
    Another time waster: Doubt. When you need to do something but are stifled by thoughts of:"Will I be able to do it, will it be good enough, what if I don't finish, will this be of any significance?" These definitely don't push you towards completion of the task, rather you stagnate.


  2. Oh my dear friend! Aaaw, so lovely to read back from you.

    Goodness yes. Doubt. Goodness. Makes you think you haven’t done enough. You don’t do anything in that moment. You later realise you were still in the right track but now are nolonger on the right track. Never allows you to move forward. Perhaps this is why who doubts should never expect to receive anything from God.


  3. Firstly: Nyan Nyan akamhle Umama. Through life I have come to learn a few things about ilife nje. I should also say that I absolutely agree with the list provided by you and Umama, also what Mbesi has added. now here’s my list.
    1- Excusitis or self-depreciation: This is that little voice inside, always saying “I am not good enough for that, I can’t do that, I am not strong enough for that”. It is a waste of time, just fly to the moon, even if you don’t reach there, at least you will land amongst the stars, which is not bad at all.
    2- Fear and doubt: Sihle touched on this already, God does not deal well with these two guys.


    1. Oh maani umama wam. Ndizakum’xelela that uyanconywa (Can you read that Xhosa :-). Self depreciation is such a serious issue Vongz, a positive self-concept is crucial. Lately they find the imposter syndrome common, particularly among women, this is when “achieving individuals are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud” not being good enough, as though being in position or achieving occurred erroneously. Friend, remember John 10:10 ‘the devil has come to steal, kill & destroy.” He is like a lion (constantly) roaming seeking what He may devour from us. At times, by not recognizing what/whom is in us, what has been given to us and what we can contribute to the world, we work hand in hand with the devourer to rob the world of our gifting, of our purpose, our talent. #Notinourname


  4. Kupha

    I love the warmth between you two…that initial laugh ❤ This post (and additional commentary) had me and hubby debating – we have not concluded that conversation as yet.
    Also, looking forward to ivideo kaTata.


    1. Kupha, your way of writing to me touches my heart. Infact, you comment like a true blogger & psychologist, with details, specifications & insights. I appreciate that & I appreciate you! I really enjoyed the DIY post you shared on finelinenandclay.com Lastly, there’s been a delay on tata’s video, I am traveling. It will be up asap.


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