You’ve probably asked yourself the same question over and over, I know I have.

So, here’s my list of things I just don’t think are worth the effort anymore. Use the comment section below to add your or challenge mine.

  • Lying to yourself (a lot more hassle than it is worth)
  • Bad sex (sometimes you should stop in medias res)
  • Finishing a book (or some other experience) that bores me.
  • Arguments with siblings (particularly when they are inconsequential)
  • Pretending to be someone you are not
  • Getting in a relationship with someone for the sake of being in a relationship
  • Avoiding something because you’re scared of it
  • Working hard, really hard 24×7.
  • Trying to change your parents (it is way too late for that)
  • Remaining friends with people you no longer like
  • Eating with your laptop, working with your laptop, sleeping with your laptop, and then repeating this cycle.
  • Proving yourself right
  • Trying to convince someone else they are wrong
  • Trying to please everyone
  • Arguing with religious people about their religion’s shortcomings
  • Waking up every morning to go to a job that you hate
  • Eating too much and regretting having eaten that much
  • Let your life be defined by the opinion of other people
  • Trying to understand stupid people, unless you yourself are stupid
  • Worrying for any significant amount of time
  • Overthinking
  • Buying a lottery ticket
  • Making the bed
  • Trying to convince a woman who isn’t interested to be interested in you
  • Diets
  • Trying too hard to succeed in a field for which you have no talent
  • Running after the bus
  • Trying to make homemade pizza
  • Giving up coffee
  • Life