I have always wanted to do that - pay myself first. Without automatic deposit I actually have to do it myself. There's nothing automatic about this. It's kind of nice having an active hand in my own affairs.
"When I started to put that 10% into savings FIRST even when I knew I was not going to have enough money to pay bills or buy groceries. Every single month that I put money into savings before I paid bills or bought groceries, I made my savings goal and somehow I managed to pay the household bills and eat. I didn’t pay all of the bills but I could not have paid them without saving anyway."
It's a start. I gotta start somewhere.