Finish the process:
- Clean the dishes right after eating.
- Throw dirty cloths in the bin, not on chair.
- Turn off phone after brushing teeth.
Pairing things you'll do anyways with things you'd like to do but don't find time for.
- Pair eating + coding/reading.
- Pair falling asleep + mediating.
- Driving + listening to audiobooks.
- Swimming + reflecting/planning.
- Waking up + listening to podcasts.
- Watching videos + stretching.
Say no upfront is better than being flaky and saying maybe.
- Don't waste your time on things that are low value, on being the "trash-bin" for other's complaints, on being forced to participate in meaningless tradition; if your friendship requires these, then these are not your true friends
- At the same time, don't do these to your friends
- Only exchange on high-value activities
- Living high-quality life isn't about doing many things, but not doing certain things, and instead, do the few high-value things (proactivity: what are the 3 most important things you can do today?)
- Play the long game: make long-term friends, establish long-term partnerships
- Delaying gratification means the satisfaction you'll gain from doing the harder things will almost always be the best - the great book you've finished, the great work you've done - these will become the highlights of your life in forever
- Time cost and opportunity costs
Depending on how you naturally work:
- Utilizing fragmented time is important: listening that audiobook, the podcast, read through a few pages, watch videos, play games
- But so is diminishing the time fragmentation: sort out a concentrated time for emails, messages, social media, YouTube, meetings