Use regens more than cures because they're more efficient and let you rest in between hastes. Use /sch and never look back. Use afflataus solace for the few times you have to cure, and use afflautas misery for sacrifice/esuna combo. Learn how to switch between them as needed. For mobs with aoe status afflictions, Afflatus Solace -> Sacrifice -> Afflatus Misery -> Esuna. Boom, everyone's back to positive status again.
Also make sure you make use of Repose, WHM's super-accurate sleep, and ALWAYS make use of flash. If you do your job with regens, you'll have so little enmity that the small spike you get from flash is meaningless.
Don't be afraid to throw paralyze/dia/slow on every mob if there's no red mage until you start to move into ToAU, then just dia every mob and don't bother erasing reflected Dia's. Use stoneskin if Dia hits you so you can rest a few ticks. Drain/aspir from scholar sub is great unless your mob is an imp. Learn to time aspir's so they go off just before the bird dies so you don't get it reflected, or keep blink up to absorb it.
WHM is a really fun job and has a ton of stuff to do. People who bitch and moan about how boring it is are usually sh*tty white mages who spam cure, and slow the party down by not resting for MP during battles, buffing with haste, and debuffing with Dia. These whitemages are crap and really piss me off when I'm on another job and I'm in a group with one. If you do your stuff, you'll never run out of mp during any exp group. If you ever run out of mp, you're probably doing something wrong.
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