Not having a commitment in place is unscheduled time.
Not having value in place is free time.
All too often, we confuse the meaning of free time with unscheduled time, and fill it with worthless pursuits. Every hour, minute, second of our lives are precious.
We can keep unscheduled time purposeful by doing two things:
1. Think about how much money you might earn during a length of time. Anything you would spend your time doing, needs to cost less than you would earn during that time.
If you earn $30 an hour, would you spend $60 to spend two hours arguing with someone?
2. Now try thinking about how much money you would pay to experience certain things in life, and how long it would take you to earn that money. That amount should inform the amount of time you are willing to spend on that experience.
The average person won’t earn a million dollars in their lifetime. Would you pay a million dollars to become a better you? To remind yourself how precious life and love is?
Let’s value our time and be as frugal and purposeful with it as we are with our finances.