Which would you rather have, time or money? It seems like such an easy question, but time and money are the elusive struggle for so many. Both hold value, and both get spent. But, of course time can hold more value since you can’t get more time, and you can make more money. There is no easy answer to this question. Finding personal balance may be a place to start.
I think about this a lot in my reinvented work life. I’m on the board of the small private school. Years ago, the school had a leaf raking day on a Saturday morning. Students, parents, teachers and administrators would sign up weeks in advance to help rake the fallen leaves into piles, drink cider and enjoy the friendship of the school community. In the last few years, the attendance has dwindled so low that that the event had to be canceled. The sentiment we heard over and over again was, “We don’t have time. I’ll just give you some money to hire someone to rake the leaves.” I couldn’t help but think about all of the fun and the camaraderie that gets lost by not allotting the time to connect. How about the message the kids are getting?
Zen Habits claims you can design your life to get the time you need. “Even if you just want to free up a little time for a hobby or for doing something relaxing, you can do that.”
Read on for 20 ways to find time in your life…