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Five tasks you need to stop wasting precious energy on - Sponsored post by Energy Online

currently: listening to 'In My Blood' by The Veronicas.

Time is precious. Energy is precious. And while it's great to fill up our day completing different tasks and keeping busy in life, there are just some things that you should avoid wasting your own energy on. If you're like me, wasting your time on unnecessary problems can make you cranky, irritated, and just plain frustrated. So take a moment to reflect and have a look at some of these daily energy wasters you may be guilty of doing. How much of your own energy are you wasting?

Five daily tasks we need to stop wasting our precious energy on:
1. Forever being indecisive with friends about where to eat
The bigger the group of friends you have, the more time you have to spend deciding where to eat. But often, everyone either is too polite to make a decision, or can't be bothered to make a decision in case they're wrong. Your time saver? Either pick a restaurant voucher deal online that you can use for that day or name the nearest food court. That way - there's more time spent inside for some good chat and less time outside arguing between tacos or dumplings.

2. Getting caught in queues
From the supermarket to the local bar, queuing can eat away at our own patience. A 2009 study found that Britons on average can waste almost six hours a month just waiting around - which equates to 6 months of their life being in a queue. Imagine what you can complete in that time! Life's too short to be waiting forever. Just shop at times where you definitely know there won't be people.

3. Trying to battle it on the road with other cars
What's worse than supermarket queues? Traffic queues. Inside every car idling on the motorway is one person ready to lose their mind behind the steering wheel. And let's not even get started with finding a free parking spot in certain places in Auckland. If just mentioning these things gets your blood boiling and your anxiety going, have you ever thought of carpooling or public transportation? Give your driving problems to someone else so you can just play passenger.

4. Trying so hard to keep up with fad TV shows
Yes, a lot of people watch Game of Thrones. But not everyone bothers to watch Game of Thrones, or alternatively, people get super precious over TV spoilers. Forget all that - just Wikipedia the plot and you'll never need to stress about not knowing what's going on when everyone discusses it. And you'll save yourself 40 minutes.

5. Dealing with annoying phone calls from call centers
Sometimes, all you need is just five minutes to get your question answered. Instead, you spend over half an hour listening to 2002's 'Nature's Best' CD play on call waiting, with Dave Dobbyn's 'Loyal' and Bic Runga's 'Sway' testing your patience. Don't do it, it's a trap. If you can't do it online, then why can't that company think in 2016?

Thankfully there are companies out there like Energy Online - who aren't outdated, irritating or annoying. With a great looking website and an easy-to-use app, it only takes five minutes to sign up to Energy Online because they've got you in mind to do things the way you want, in your own time. No wasting your valuable personal time or using up your precious energy. And they don't want to interrupt your day bothering you. In fact, they'll do quite the opposite in a pretty cool way... They're not your typical energy provider.

This post was sponsored by Energy Online. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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