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Pay Yourself First

We need to list out a set of non-negotiables that we first need to do to pay ourselves**, and then work on paying others.**

It is embarrassing to know that even by browsing Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, we are paying those companies with our time, attention, and cognitive resources. We usually check our social media notifications when we get up. We check email, Slack and random stuff that catches our eye and even do some work that is assigned for early morning.

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Each of us has an ideal list of things we would want to do or ourselves, right from the moment we get up. It can be reading for pleasure, enjoying a peaceful cup of coffee, or taking the dog out for a refreshing walk in the park.

One can allot an hour or more to these non-negotiables and m...

  1. Prioritize your 2 to 3 non-negotiables in the morning, what you can do on your own.
  2. Do stuff you love doing and what makes you relaxed, and define them clearly.
  3. Write it down on your to-do list as an important item to check off every day.
  4. Don’t mix with any work-r...

  • Most of the time, we spend our money, energy and time on obligations and things that benefit others, not us.
  • We exhaust ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally and financially due to our current tasks and to-do lists that consume us.
  • We need to think about our future s...

There are real consequences of not reaching office on time, or not meeting a project deadline, and that makes us focus on work, instead of our exercise, nutrition, reading or meditation.

The consequences of missing our beloved activity or hobby or even the relaxing walk in the park are not...

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