time over money

Why Time Over Money Is Important

Money vs. time: Which is more important? Many people say money. The thing is, you can make more money, but can you make more time? Time is more limited and therefore is more precious to have than money.

You can also look at it in a different light, time IS money. But not really, because time and money are not equal resources. You can always make more money, but you can never make more time than what you have.  Let’s look at why time is more important to value than money.

Time Is More Memorable

Think about your childhood a bit. When you look back on your most incredible memories, do they consist of the events spent with your family having fun, or are the most memorable moments when you were handed cash for chores? Most likely, your best heartfelt memories go back to special events spent with family or friends. Of course, some better memories, like vacations, cost cash, but it’s not the green that brings you happy tears. It’s time.

You Have To Have Time To Use Your Money

If you have a ton of money saved up but can’t find any time to spend it, what’s the point? It doesn’t matter how much money you have if you don’t have any time. Someone at the end of their life will look back and wish they had more time and even trade some of the money for it if that was possible.

It would help if you considered how you spend your time too. For example, if you spend all your time earning money, you’ll miss out on making important memories with people you love. You could work less and have more time to spend, which would ultimately be better for you in the long run.

Having More Time over Money, Can Help Your Health

If you take more time during the day to pay attention to your health, such as extra sleep or more exercise, then having that spare time can really help your overall health. You can’t really buy better health. If you are working too many hours and skipping out on sleep and self-care, chances are you will wind up more stressed out. Stress leads to all kinds of health concerns if left unchecked. Therefore, time is more valuable to your health than money is.

People That Value Time Over Money Tend To Be Happier

In a study of over 4,000 people questioned about time and money, people who stated that they would value experiences over cash also reported being happier than those who said the money was more valuable.

Of the two resources, when people valued having more time than they valued money, they were also happier. So, if you love money over time, you may have more money, but you’re also more likely to be depressed or feel unfulfilled with your life.

Reclaim Time in Your Life

Also, it doesn’t matter which one you have more of. Instead, which would you pick if you were offered one or the other? For example, say your boss offered you a bonus sum of money or an extra week’s vacation; which would you choose?

Do you value your time over money now? If you were to choose to become a certified life coach, you would be more in control of your time and still make money. As a life coach, you get to decide the hours you choose to work while becoming your own boss. So, if you’re tired of feeling like you never have enough time, check out UnPause Your Life’s certification course and become a certified life coach today.


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