What stole your time?

by Alex S
58 replies
I'm doing research about time and happiness and was interested in peoples real world accounts for what steals your time. Keep it brief or feel free to elaborate.

Thanks in advance for your input, it's greatly appreciated!

Alex.
#stole #time
  • Profile picture of the author fivealive
    My opinion on the biggest time suckers of all time:

    #1) 9-5 job of any kind
    #2) Telephone conversations of any kind
    #3) TV
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    • Profile picture of the author danstelter
      Originally Posted by fivealive View Post

      My opinion on the biggest time suckers of all time:

      #1) 9-5 job of any kind

      Agreed. Not only are jobs a time sink, but unfortunately, they are often a drain on your spiritual, physical, and emotional health as well. Stress is the biggest cause of health problems of all time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jacko
        1- job
        2- internet
        3- newspaper (yeah, I read news on real paper, vintage-retro style)
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  • Profile picture of the author Becker13
    Banned
    TV and My dog Boots
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    yes TV and too many friends
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  • Profile picture of the author emmndi
    My demanding 8-5 job,
    TV offcourse and finally college assignments
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  • Profile picture of the author melltonroper
    watching movies and chatting with friends in facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicholasCollins
    If your referring to what steals time during a work day it would be facebook, its the worst I login to check my FB ads and next thing you know I am looking at a buddies girlfriends beach pictures At least I am aware of that and nip it in the bud and immediately get myself into check and back on the task at hand as her beach bod is not gonna make me any wealthier.

    If its personal/leisure time theft it would be fixing things around the house, yardwork, working on a new WSO and book, travel research, cycling, kayaking, reading and spending time with my family.
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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER Louie
    1) Social Networking Sites
    2) Oversleeping
    3) Chatting
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  • Profile picture of the author Gilearn
    social networking sites
    friends who wants your attention but tells you nothing of value
    chatting
    research
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  • Profile picture of the author Harold Lindsey
    TV & getting caught up in opening and reading, clicking and investigating other people's offers, Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianman
    1. Warrior Forum ( just kidding...but seriously. )
    2. Listening to Music
    3. Social Networking ( Facebook )
    4. Playing Tetris
    5. Working
    6. Watching TV
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Lack of focus is a real time waster
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    Planning an event

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  • Profile picture of the author knowledgeip
    Horrible business partners steal the most amount of my time. Time to cut them loose.
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  • Profile picture of the author centsible
    News sites steal my time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Debra Barrow
    I have a tendency to misplace things, and looking for them steals my time.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    the time machine
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  • Profile picture of the author wanjugu
    Originally Posted by Alex S View Post

    I'm doing research about time and happiness and was interested in peoples real world accounts for what steals your time. Keep it brief or feel free to elaborate.

    Thanks in advance for your input, it's greatly appreciated!

    Alex.
    Inadequate resources,unqualified team mates,poor planning
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  • Profile picture of the author That Guy
    During Summer:
    • 9-5 Job
    • Hanging out with friends
    • Internet marketing

    During School:
    • Assignments
    • Library
    • Assignment
    • Project
    • Internet marketing (?)
    • Assignments
    • Contemplation of the meaning of life
    • Exams

    -Mark
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    ERTW
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  • Profile picture of the author Ping Geek
    My 9 - 5 job, the TV and the internet .. The internet was probably the biggest distraction, I'd be sitting there try to do some keyword research or something and some random thought pops into my head and for kicks I stop what I'm doing and Google it .. I think you all know what I'm talking about ..
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  • Profile picture of the author codyjenkins
    TV and chatting with my friends
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  • Profile picture of the author donusher
    Hanging out with my friends and looking for some web designing tutorials.
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  • Profile picture of the author gorvene
    If I were to choose what wasted my time I would say dealing with people who didn't worth a second of my time. At least I got rid of those people in my life... Ha Ha.
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  • Profile picture of the author franhawes
    Very often, I spend my time in front of my computer doing all my daily tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I'd have to say video (youtube), music (youtube music videos), and Yahoo news. They are total distractions. So I try to minimize them.
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  • Profile picture of the author BennyTheWriter
    I find that checking email has been a big distraction lately. Instead of getting to work right afterward, suddenly I'm checking out Facebook, Twitter, news sites...not good. I have to make checking email not the first thing I do when I turn on the computer...
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  • Profile picture of the author profitmaster7
    I don't watch much TV and when I do, it's intentional and we usually pick something fascinating from the Netflix selection. I find my biggest time stealer to be people who want to talk about other people and their problems. I don't care about your sister-in-law's boss whose husband is running around. I'd rather hear why you care about it. People who repeat themselves just because you'll listen drive me crazy too. I usually stop them at some point and say, "I think I understand what you're trying to say. So how does that affect you and how can I help?" That usually does the trick.
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  • Profile picture of the author profitmaster7
    I don't watch much TV, so that doesn't steal much time. I find that people who want to talk about other people and their problems waste my time. I don't care what your sister's boyfriend's mother does to look younger. I'd rather hear why you care about it. People who repeat themselves waste my time, too. Get to the point or you might hear me say, "I think I hear you saying this. How do you feel about that?"
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  • Profile picture of the author barrettwilliam
    Banned
    chatting with friends.... and watching tv
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  • Profile picture of the author scottkellner
    Banned
    hanging out with friends and surfing on the internet
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  • Profile picture of the author melltonroper
    Facebook and chatting with friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author creationz
    1) Work
    2) Internet
    3) TV
    4) Travelling
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  • Profile picture of the author maile15
    I think for the most people there are three things to change,

    Internet behaviour
    Facebook!
    Exersice!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daymon
    Watching TV
    Lack of Planning
    Not saying "NO" to the things that you know you should Reject and say No to
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  • Profile picture of the author PinkVelvet
    Here are my three things that usually steals my time.

    1. Listening to music on Youtube.
    2. Working on projects for clients.
    3. Going on Facebook.. it's addictive.

    Well, Facebook won't be around on the 5th I heard. So, if that's really true - I won't be logging in. Haha. Doubt anything will happen despite the rumors I've heard though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nudefox
      1. Too much information especially online where one page leads to another and so on.
      2. Online educational documentaries mainly on video sites like YouTube
      3. Attending to a sick pet or family member where it ends up taking days or weeks with less to no business work done.
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  • Profile picture of the author watson229
    My 10-7 job, internet and watching movies generally steal my time.
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  • Profile picture of the author mariazz
    watching TV/movies, chatting friends at facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author bl
    TV/Movies/Internet when not used properly and needy people who can't stay off the telephone.
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  • Profile picture of the author celiasmith
    Banned
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    • Profile picture of the author smdivin
      Mine pretty much fall into the same categories as others who have posted:

      1.) Day job
      2.) Facebook games
      3.) Chatting with friends

      I should ditch the Facebook games now, but some of them are so addictive! Ah, but it would give me an extra hour or two a day to focus on other projects.

      Must...stop...playing...The Sims Social (and Dragons of Atlantis and CastleVille)...
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    Warriors forum.
    But I don't regret it for a minute.
    Jing Quimpo
    "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryKathan
    E-mails
    Trying to learn too many things at once
    Internet...news, facebook, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author chelsean
    For me:

    1. TV
    2. Social Networking
    3. My dogs
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  • Profile picture of the author Emotia
    Shiny new opportunities
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  • Profile picture of the author DBracey
    Cooking.

    Cooking steals my time.

    Apparently the great architect of my existence decided it was important - or it would be amusing - to force me to eat at least three times a day.

    Me, in my infinite wisdom, moved to a town where there is practically no take away food at all.

    The Master is the Doctor's nemesis. The Emperor is Yoda's. Cooking is now mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    These are the thing that stole my time:
    1. Social Networking
    2. Cellphone
    3. Listening Music
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  • Profile picture of the author cherylssmart
    chatting my friends,TV,noisy vehicles
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    I think , these are the things which stole my time:

    *hanging out with friends
    *social networking sites
    *lacking of focus at times
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  • Profile picture of the author QuelThalas
    this computer, lazyness, and movie stole my time. help me
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  • The Internet steals a lot of my time BUT then again, it is also a large part of my business/living.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Anything that you do that does not make you happy now or will make you happy in the future..

    Cheers,

    Gary
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    • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
      Interesting so many people lists things that they do out of enjoyment and CHOOSE to do! If you choose to do those things and get enjoyment out of them, they didn't steal your time, you gave them your time in exchange for the benefit.

      For me, what steals my time is OCD, useless ruminations and unproductive thoughts, interruptions from other people and waiting for them, etc. Things that I don't enjoy and don't get any benefit from, only sabatoge or pain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tudor
    Past: TV and mindless Internet surfing.
    Present: Facebook (not so much lately)
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    1. Internet surfing
    2. Cooking (I love eating)
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