7 Simple Habits That Save Me Time
1. Only say “yes” when it is a “hell yes!”
I try to only say yes to the things I want to do.
We only have so much time to do the things we want.
“If I’m not saying ‘Hell Yeah!’ to something, then I say no.” — Derek Sivers
2. Plan your day the night before.
I plan my days the night before using Twos so I can get started right away.
Start each day with momentum.
“The beginning of a great day begins the night before.” — Sukant Ratnakar
3. Learn from other people’s experience
I love to read biographies to learn from other people’s experiences.
Don’t need to waste your own time when you can learn from someone else’s.
“Only the foolish learn from experience — the wise learn from the experience of others.” — Rolf Hochhuth
4. Meditate for 10 minutes each day.
I meditate every day for 10 minutes to stay present.
Meditation helps you be more present and mindful throughout the day.
I recommend Oak for daily meditation.
“We can’t always change what’s happening around us, but we can change what happens within us.” — Andy Puddicombe
5. Write for 10 minutes each day.
I journal each day in Twos for 10–20 minutes to offload my mind and improve my self-awareness.
Journaling helps capture the thoughts swirling through your head onto paper.
“Journaling is paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out.” — Lee Wise
6. Do tasks in order of importance
I start my day with the most important task (usually coding).
If we do the most important item first, the less important items may not be necessary.
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” — Stephen Covey
7. Take notes
I take notes on any *thing* (thoughts, ideas, articles, books, videos, conversations) to remember them with Twos.
Having quick access to the lessons you’ve learned saves you time every time you use them.
“Acquiring the habit of note taking is therefore a wonderfully complementary skill to that of listening.” — Richard Branson