Buying time

Instead of buying more things or experiences, buying time could be a key to happiness.

Time is arguably one’s most valuable resource; once a day, week, or month has past, it cannot be replaced. A 2017 study led to a flurry of news articles like this one, suggesting that instead of buying more things or experiences, buying time could be a key to happiness.

In personal lives, buying time is straightforward. We mail order goods and hire house cleaners. Buying happiness at work often means buying focus on key areas. Though most think of outsourcing as a money saving measure, it’s a game-changing time saving measure when the hiring, training and management of non-core services are handled by a third party.

It can be hard to buy time at work on a personal level but think about how you can get more time back in your days by getting feedback early, eliminating unnecessary tasks and consolidating meetings. Then use the time saved to be creative, help others, develop yourself and get home at a reasonable hour.

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How are you managing your most valuable resource?  Can better time management make you happier at work?

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