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Nikola Brežnjak
Nikola Brežnjak

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Originally published on my blog.

You've probably already heard that time is your most precious token. No, I'm not talking about crypto here - although, funnily enough, there's also a token named like that, which is also not doing really well lately 🤦, but I digress...

Anyways, as the physicist, Albert-László Barabási once wrote:

“Time is our most valuable non-renewable resource, and if we want to treat it with respect, we need to set priorities.”

I came across an interesting concept by several authors (here's just one for example) where they suggest that you calculate your hourly rate, and see how much does watching TV cost you. If you do that, you may realize that you're throwing away several tens of thousands of dollars per year (logically, the more you make, the more you lose). And, that just may get you to rethink how you're spending your time. I wrote about why using TV as a news source is not the best idea and how To-Do Lists may help you in setting your priorities.

So, TL;DR: invest time in that which is most important to you. And, I'll also say this, because there is no balance: if at this point in your life most of your time goes to work, so be it - make the most of it and don't feel bad about it.

This is why I write these 'daily thoughts' posts.

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