Once spent, stop thinking about it
Whenever I buy something, I never look back. That’s another healthy habit I have about money. I don’t have regrets or second thoughts. If it proves expensive after I bought it, well, so be it, I’ll bargain better next time. But once spent, I never think about that money again. I only focus on what’s left in my wallet, or on what I can attract by using my skills. If you think at money as raw energy, you’ll understand that once declined into matter, that energy is gone for good. So once transformed in goods, that money cease to exist, is literally dead. And is so much healthier to focus on life than on death, don’t you think?
Well, try to do the same with your time. Never look back, never have second thoughts, never regret something, Whatever that was in the past, those times are gone. Of course, you can enjoy memories, you’ll always have that, but if you constantly live surrounded by memories, you’ll lost connection with this present time. You’ll not actually live this life, you’ll not allow to the time to manifest into your existence. So, leave the past in the past, and don’t fantasize too much about the future, this present time you are living in it right now is actually all you have.
Use the best tools
You’re searching the best banks for your money. You’re buying the best consultancy services and apply for the best credit card deals. Great! So you’re actually using the best tools for your money. Because it is so important to you, right? You just can’t afford to have nothing but the best.
But do you do the same with your time? Do you even have tools for managing your time? In the last 10 years I used a variety of tools for time management, starting form paper based systems, to complex digital setups. But I gradually invested in better and better time management systems and processes. I learned the Getting Things Done methodology, which is a great process for time management (and even more), and I invested in state of the art tools for implementing GTD. I try to use nothing but the best to organize my time. Yeap, because it is so important to me, and I can’t afford nothing but the best for it.