We are all time and cash poor
You hear it all the time. I can’t afford that, I don’t have time to do XYZ, I’m too busy, I just don’t make enough money.
I’m going to say something now that will probably have you shouting at the screen!
You have time and you have money
If your child was ill and you had to leave work to go to them you would. If your car needed a new tyre you’d pay for it
Outside of life-threatening events we all do have time and money. Whether you have a lot or a little, it’s you who decides where that time and money gets spent.
Do you have that friend who seems to hold down a full time job, look after three kids, cooks from scratch every night, makes cards and presents for everyone at Christmas and still has time for the odd night out or weekend away with the girls??
That person has the same amount of time you do – 24 hours in each and every day. She may or may not have more money than you but she does everything on the money she has – the same as you do.
If you are reading this blog, you have access to time, money and resources that millions upon millions of people don’t have
A lot of the time when we say that we don’t have enough money or not enough time, we really mean FREE money or time. Yes, there are lots of people in poverty who really don’t have enough money to survive but this isn’t who I’m talking to here. I’m talking to you who, after paying your necessary bills have a little (or a lot) left over for fun stuff.
I hate those quotes which say ‘We all have 24 hours in a day: 8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep and 8 hours for play’ This doesn’t translate into modern day living where you can be working 8 hours a day sure, but the commute is 2 hours each way too! It doesn’t take into consideration all the time spent driving the kids from one place to another, or cooking or replying to emails etc.
Time and money is relative to ourselves and the lives we choose to live.
You choose which car you buy, you choose where you work, you choose which house to live in, you choose which activities your kids can do, where you go on holiday, what you eat and drink. You choose your own hobbies, when to watch TV, how long to scroll through Facebook; You Choose.
So maybe you can choose to not watch that 30min TV show this evening and go for a walk instead. Or you can choose to go on a cheaper holiday and spend some cash on personal development. Or you can choose to stop forcing the kids to go to drama group when they hate it and use the time and money that saves to spend quality time with the family.
Whatever your situation is don’t let time or money stop you doing the things you want. Think about your life a bit differently and be creative in expanding your time and money.
If you need some help with any of the subjects I talk about, let me know and we can have a conversation; I may be able to give you a quick tip or two to get you on the right track!
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Have a fabulous week!
With love & respect