Thursday’s Thrifty Thought: June 11

Time is Money

Brilliant, I know.
But seriously, have you ever considered how valuable your time is? How much are you paid for what you do? For those of us who don’t work full time, this questions becomes even more important. Our society teaches us that our worth comes from how much we’re paid. I would suggest that you find your value in something else…but that’s another post entirely!

You do need to take stock in what your time is worth. Are you spending an hour in drive time and $10 of gas to get a free bag of chips? Do you try to clip every coupon, but miss out on fun family time? Do you spend more on daycare, wardrobe and travel than you make at your job? These are just a few questions you need to ask yourself.

Believe me, I’m all about saving money, but I’m also all about my family. Every night before I go to bed, I think and pray through the next day. I take out an index card and write all my appointments/tasks along the left side (sometimes without an exact time, but I keep it in the sequence of my day) and then put my to do list on the right. I used to waste so much time! If I ever find myself with down time, now I don’t stand around paralyzed thinking, “I have so much to do, but I don’t know where to start!” I have a quick reference point I can take with me everywhere and ammend as need be. I don’t guilt myself if I don’t get through it all, but just reevaluate at the end of the day before I make my card for the next day.

How much is your time worth? I’d say a lot.

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