What if You Could Buy Back Time?
Are you familiar with the phrase “there’s never enough time in the day?” Research shows that people who spend money on saving time (instead of on more stuff) feel more satisfied with their quality of life. Subscribing to a grocery delivery service, paying the kid next door to mow your lawn, or even hiring a maid service to help with household chores could give you back several hours each week. This may seem like a luxury, but it’s actually more accessible and common than you would think - AND - imagine what you could do with that extra time!
bOdy - More Time to Exercise
Freeing up several hours a week allows you to (finally!) have time to devote to your physical well-being. Walk around your neighborhood with your dog or join a yoga studio or fitness facility with classes or trainers who hold you accountable. Physical exercise can help you control your weight, improve your mental health and mood, increase your ability to perform daily activities, and even lower your risk of certain cancers.
miNd - More Time to Sleep
A great use of that extra time is to get to bed at a reasonable hour. It is crucial for the health of adults over 18 to get the 7-8 hours of recommended sleep each night. Sleep deficiencies affect how you react and get along with others and even lead to unintended consequences like dozing off while driving, so really, you could say getting a good night’s rest positively impacts everyone around you too.
sElf- More Time with Family and Friends
Finding time to spend with your friends and family can seem nearly impossible when you also balance work, chores and sleep. Research shows that your relationships can have a powerful influence on your health. If spending time with your family and friends makes you happier and healthier, consider any money you invest in getting your time back well-spent.