We all know that our time is precious and that it is irreplaceable. However, very few of us treats it like so. We give it out freely like some cheap candy, attending to whoever requests for it at any given time, only to realise at the end of the day how that has left very little time for yourself and your goals. But even after realising that, most people repeat it all over again the next day. Until you learn to respect yourself, essentially that means your time, you will find yourself in the same cycle over and over again. To break out of it, you need to teach people to respect your time. Do not be afraid to say “no” and instead tell them when are the right timings for you. You might feel uncomfortable at first. That is only natural. Do it often enough and it will be like second nature.