- More Work Does Not Equal More Money
- Wealth vs. Time
- Good Time Management Is Crucial
In today’s world, people spend most of their time working to sustain their lifestyle.
Paying the rent, paying the bills, allowing yourself a vacation, saving some money on the side, and whatnot. Let’s face it, even the most modest individuals require money for many things.
A lot of times, a nine to five job is not enough to cover all living expenses, so many people spend more of their time working.
What’s even worse, usually it’s jobs that make them unhappy.
Having this in mind, it’s difficult to speak about free time, and how money is not worth it. Sometimes, it feels as if there is no other option. However, that’s not true.
The thing with time is that it is limited to whether we want to accept that or not. So if you are too busy to dedicate some spare time for yourself, the people, and the things that make you happy then something needs to be changed.
As a young individual in this day and age, I understand how difficult it is to make ends meet sometimes, and how work gets the best of us often. However, I also know that once I made some much-needed changes in my life, things turned for the better immediately.
I realized the fact that I am working up to 12 hours a day, sometimes, even more, does not bring me more money and that it’s not worth it in the long run.
I realized that sometimes it’s the choices we make that determine how much money we make, and in which direction our life is heading.
More Work Does Not Equal More Money
If you find yourself in a situation where you overwork yourself and still don’t make enough money, it’s time for a big change in your life.
The ideal outcome would be to have free time, yet be financially stable. I assure you it’s possible.
It requires courage, better decisions, and good time management. It won’t be easy, but it’s something that can happen with a little effort.
There is a misconception that longer work hours can bring more profit. In reality, the more you work, the lower your concentration is. Thus, you are bound to make mistakes, lose focus, and slack in the workplace.
That is not a good sign for people who want to increase their earnings. You won’t be productive and experience a burnout soon. Instead, it’s best to focus on smart working, practice better time management, and always value happiness more than money.
Remember, money can make your life better, but they won’t make it more fulfilled. It’s up to you to put value in your life and achieve happiness.
Wealth vs. Time
It’s the ultimate question in life. It’s also a never-ending circle for some. They make more money to satisfy their needs and enjoy life, but then don’t have the time to experience life fully, because they were too busy making money.
That leaves many of us wondering, what is the best approach in life? What should you value more? What brings you more happiness?
At the end of the day, the main thing we all strive for is happiness.
Some find it in money and material things, other in things that money can’t buy, such as love and meaningful relationships with the people around them. Others are lucky to have both.
It’s up to you to decide what is more important for you, whether it’s time or wealth, or find the ways to somehow achieve both.
However, remember — time has an expiration date. Therefore, it is a limited resource that cannot be bought or replaced. No matter how much you enjoy in the materialistic things, remember that they come and go, but time doesn’t.
You can’t change the past, but you need to live in the moment to have a better future.
With that being said, how can you spend your time better and still make money to live a comfortable and happy life in this modern world?
The answer is good time management.
Good Time Management Is Crucial
With good time management techniques, you can make your life better in many ways. There are several tactics that can help people spend their days more efficiently. Although there isn’t a one-fits-all alternative, some of the following things can be a life-changer for most people.
Arrange Your Priorities
Out of all the responsibilities you have during the day, some are more important than others. Sometimes we spend precious time doing things that don’t matter or simply don’t make us happy.
Making a list of your biggest priorities and following it, will make your work easier and your life overall.
Some of us, for example, spend hours scrolling through social media or procrastinating, instead of doing the right things that bring some benefit. These are the things that belong to the bottom of your priority list and they should remain there.
Set Up Realistic Goals
We all have certain goals in life that we want to reach. However, in order to succeed, these goals have to be realistic. It’s nice to aspire for greatness, but reaching it demands patience and hard work.
Start by setting smaller goals, possibly every day, week, or month. The way you approach these smaller goals determined whether you can actually reach the bigger ones.
Remember, sometimes it’s best to start small, and go from there. Even small steps lead you forward, and they should not be underestimated.
Get Up Early in the Morning
One thing that most successful people have in common is getting up early in the morning. Also, to remain well-rested you need to go to bed earlier and have a good night's sleep.
If you wake up refreshed every morning, not later than 7, you will have more energy to endure the day and focus on your obligations.
Although it sounds like silly advice, once you try it and develop a healthy habit, you will notice how your life will start changing for the better.
Do the Most Challenging Things First
Once you are up and awake, make sure to focus on the most difficult tasks for the day. Some studies show that people are most efficient and focused in the first few hours once they wake up, so leave the smaller tasks for later.
Although it comes naturally to people to do the opposite, once you start changing this aspect of your life, you will see your productivity rise substantially, and you will be able to make more by doing less.
You and the People You Love Are More Important Than Money
Ultimately, the people around you are way more important than money. Make sure you show them how much you appreciate them.
It’s easy to lose people in your life if you are too focused on making money. Meaningful relationships are based on mutual respect. Therefore you have to find time for your loved ones, and also for yourself before it’s too late.
Time is limited, and life is very unpredictable.
Make sure you are living your best life in the present, and leave the past and the future where they belong.
Money is not more important than your happiness. So use your time wisely and always make some room in your life for the people you love, and for doing things that make you feel fulfilled and content.
Value money as well, as they are the proof of your work and dedication, but don’t put them before your happiness.
Take charge of your life, and you will find how easy it is to have everything else under control, including both your time and your money.