"Why I Waste so Much Time"

Takeaways: Discover how a young professional turns the tide on time-wasting habits. Find out the secret weapons for productivity and how a surprising tech tool can change the game.


Table of Contents:

  1. My Story of wasting so much time
  2. The Plight of the Procrastinator
  3. The Eureka Moment: Discovering BeTimeful
  4. Tackling Time-Wasters Head-On
  5. The Power of Productivity Tools
  6. The FAQs of Fighting Time Waste
  7. Conclusion: Lessons Learned and Time Earned

Ah, procrastination—my old friend. We've danced this dance for years, you leading with distractions aplenty, and me, following with guilt-ridden steps. I've mastered the art of looking busy without actually being productive. My resume could proudly state 'Professional Time Waster' if only that paid the bills.

1. My story of wasting so much time:

Once upon a mundane Thursday, I found myself lounging in the too-comfortable embrace of my office chair, a witness to the hypnotic dance of the cursor blinking on an all-too-blank document. The task at hand was simple: draft the report, send the emails, update the spreadsheets—rinse and repeat. But simplicity is often the siren song for the grand maestro of procrastination, and oh, how I danced to its tune.

The problem wasn't a lack of will. Well, not entirely. It was this incessant itch to check just one more post, watch just one more video, and scroll just one more feed. Before I knew it, the clock's hands would scoff at me, having sprinted hours ahead while I remained stuck at the starting line of my to-do list.

In this abyss of unproductivity, my phone was both the villain and the sidekick, buzzing with notifications tempting me into the quicksand of social media. "Just five minutes," I'd lie, knowing full well the minutes would multiply like rabbits in the spring.

Then, amidst this cycle of click and regret, I found BeTimeful. It was almost serendipitous, stumbling upon it while I was knee-deep in an article about '10 Ways to Beat Procrastination'—the irony wasn't lost on me. BeTimeful promised a News-feed blocker, a digital guardian angel of sorts, which would allow me to stay connected with the essential bits of the online world without falling prey to its time-consuming underbelly.

It was as if I had been given a new superpower. With BeTimeful installed, the once-irresistible pull of timelines and stories was replaced with a serene silence. My email was checked on schedule, not on impulse. My reports were typed to the rhythm of productivity, not paused by the ping of another 'urgent' update about someone's breakfast burrito.

By installing BeTimeful on your Android or iPhone, you can continue to stay connected without getting distracted by the Newsfeed:


BeTimeful makes sure you don't hooked into scrolling for hours. With BeTimeful, you don't need to delete social media apps or use any blocker. Here is how it works:

✅ BeTimeful hides all your distracting social media apps from your iPhone or Android 🔒

✅ You can have timed access to the distracting apps (scroll for 1, 5, 10 or more on your favourite App) 🕝

✅ Have unlimited access to feedless Instagram and YouTube!  

✅ Access DM's without getting distracted 🤝

✅ Message your friends, prospects, and clients 📩

✅ Post videos, Reels, and all your content 📲

I had been given the gift of time—time that I now filled with learning, creating, and even the sweet joy of doing absolutely nothing without the nagging guilt of wasted hours. BeTimeful didn't just block distractions; it unblocked my potential.

In a world that vies for our attention through endless digital streams, finding BeTimeful was like finding a hidden path in a dense forest, leading me away from the thicket of time-wasters and into the clearing of contented accomplishment. And in that clearing, I thrived, making peace with time, no longer a foe to fight but a friend to cherish

2. The Plight of the Procrastinator

My life was the epitome of the saying "procrastination is the thief of time." Each day merged into the next, a hazy mix of endless social media scrolling, impromptu naps taken under the guise of 'resting my eyes', and the self-deceptive mantra that I work better under pressure. However, this approach invariably led to a frenzy of activity, punctuated by caffeine and panic, as the clock struck 2 AM and deadlines loomed ominously. This was my modern-day hamster wheel, and boy, was I running - yet getting nowhere.

The procrastinator's journey is a peculiar one. It begins with the illusion of abundant time and ends in a frantic race against it. It's filled with distractions - a funny video here, a quick glance at a social media feed there, all adding up to hours of lost productivity. This cycle of procrastination and panic was not just a bad habit; it was a lifestyle that severely impacted my work quality and mental health.

3. The Eureka Moment: Discovering BeTimeful

Then, like a bolt from the blue, I stumbled upon BeTimeful's News-feed blocker. It was as if the universe had heard my silent pleas for help. BeTimeful's News-feed blocker was not just another app; it was a beacon of hope. This ingenious tool promised to keep me plugged in for the essentials but effectively shielded from the siren call of the endless scroll. It piqued my curiosity - could this be the secret weapon I needed to enter monk mode, that elusive state of deep, uninterrupted work where focus isn't just a buzzword but a way of life? Could this be my ticket to monk mode, that state of deep work where focus isn't just a buzzword but a way of life?

4. Tackling Time-Wasters Head-On

Determined, I set out to confront my time-wasting demons. First, I tried to reduce my screen time using BeTimeful. It was a game of digital tug-of-war, but slowly, I began to win.

5. The Power of Productivity Tools

Next, I enlisted an army of productivity tools and apps, from time management tools to planners for ADHD, proving that a tailored approach could outmaneuver even the craftiest of procrastination tactics.

6. The FAQs of Fighting Time Waste

What tools can help me focus on work?

You'll want to explore a variety of time blocking methods and best productivity hacks to find what resonates with your workflow.

How do I stay motivated to study?

Motivation to stay focused while studying comes from setting clear goals, using productivity techniques, and regular breaks to refresh the mind.

How can I productively work from home without getting distracted?

It's all about creating a dedicated workspace, establishing a routine, and using productive working from home strategies.

How do I do a digital detox?

Start small with a dopamine detox, gradually increasing to a full-blown digital detox.

6. Conclusion: Lessons Learned and Time Earned

I learned that time is a wild beast, but with the right tools—like BeTimeful—it can be tamed. It's not just about saving time, but about savoring it, and using it on things that truly matter.

For further reading on managing time effectively, check out credible sources such as Forbes' article on productivity, Harvard Business Review's insights on time management, and Psychology Today's pieces on the psychology of procrastination. They provide a wealth of information that underscores the importance of taking control of your time before it takes control of you.

Here are some sources:

How to beat procrastination 

Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)