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Knowing the Value of Your Time

Have you ever noticed how we put off the things we don’t like to do and can’t wait for the things we like to do have happen? If there is something, we don’t either want to do or like to do there will no end to the reasons why we should put it off for another time.

It can be as simple as stopping to get fuel in the car for the drive to work next day after a long day at work – “I’ll just get up early and fill up in the morning” but of course come morning we didn’t allow ourself enough time and now the day starts with stress!

Or perhaps “we can unpack those boxes in the basement next weekend” but next weekend becomes next month or longer and items you need for the camping trip or setting up the Christmas tree are somewhere in an assortment of boxes almost now forgotten in the basement, garage or under the stairs.

We may even go out and just buy what we need instead of taking on the daunting task of box tag looking for what we need. Especially if time isn’t on our side in the case of an impromptu weekend camping getaway or trip to the beach. Again, possibly adding stress to what should have been a wonderful event.

Our time is important to us, our Quality time is Very Important to us so not being able to enjoy it to the fullest can add more stress and frustration to our lives.

It’s important to know the value of your time, not just in dollars as many of us may gauge it but the quality by which we use it and the difference between the two.

Certainly, we all have the ability to empty those boxes out, organize the garage, pickup a gift or flowers for that someone special but do we have the time? We can’t ‘make time’ we just sacrifice time that day or don’t do it at all.

In our jobs we don’t really have the option to ‘just not do it’, so we work longer days, bring the work home, work weekends OR if we are fortunate get someone to help us!

At home it’s a very similar situation, we do those mundane tasks on our way home from work, or give up a Saturday, Sunday or BOTH to finish them. Taking longer than it should because we stray from what we don’t enjoy doing and gravitate to those we like more, making it almost impossible it seems at times to finish what we start.

OR; you get someone to help you.

Having someone help you may just mean you don’t know where to start, how to do it yourself or it is just become too stressful for you deal with and its impacting both your home and work lives. Work is work, whether it’s on the 9-5 daily job or at home after working a full day, not being able to separate the two may end up having both physical and emotional consequences over time.

The piece of mind that comes from having professionals take care of those time consuming, stressful tasks in your life in an efficient and timely manner is priceless. As the saying goes – ‘you can always make more money but you can’t make more time’.