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Tuesday, June 3, 2008


When it comes to making purchases, most people have an idea in their minds of what they're willing to spend. You probably wouldn't walk into a shoe store and say, 'I will buy that pair of shoes no matter how much they cost.' If the salesperson says the shoes cost $400, most people would not buy them. That's because when it comes to making purchases, people set a budget in their minds of how much those shoes are really worth to them.

But what about when it comes to how you spend your time? Do you sometimes spend more time on certain tasks than they're really worth? For instance, when it comes to cleaning your home do you spend an hour a day doing so? Two hours? Three hours? More than three hours? Is dusting really worth that much of your time? What about your other projects and appointments? How much is that time worth to you?

We all get the same amount of time each day--24 hours. At least 8 of those hours are allocated to sleeping. So, we all have approximately 16 hours when we're awake.

By setting a time budget for certain activities, you will always ensure your time is being spent on what is most important to you, your family and your future.

How much time are you willing to invest with a spouse or loved one? How many hours will you allocate to working, cleaning, exercising, eating or watching television?

Before doing anything, ask yourself how much time you're willing to invest. Write those time investments down so you're able to reference them regularly. Then, stick to your time budget.

Time isn't an unlimited currency, so be sure to spend it wisely.

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