Time is money’ as we all say. Have you ever thought about this being true for you? It sounds strange since you can purchase some things with money but you can’t do so with time. Both time and money are of great value in life. You cannot make up for any. once you spend time doing a give task, you can use the same time to do any other task. It’s the same with money, once you spend some amount on an item, you can’t use the same amount for another item. Meaning, they are exhausted once they are spent.
Having this understanding then, we can discuss further the concept of time and money.
Concept of Time and Money
You cannot separate time and money. You need time to make money and you need money to save time. For example, if you want to buy something, you have to save for it. The only way to save for it is to spend your time making money.
You need to find ways on how to maximize your time so as to make most money. When making money also, you need to make good use of your time. Meaning g, you can save time by saving money and you can save money by using your time appropriately.
Why then do we say Time and money are both valuable?
Most of us find it easy to check on our money than our time. We make sure we make enough money, make budget for our money and off course monitor our expenses towards saving the money. it is unfortunate that we give time less attention yet it is equally valuable as money.
If a person value time as they value money, it is likely that they will make more money from the time. Since time is a finite resource, we can say it is more valuable than money. You can’t buy more time with money, but you can make more money if you use your time well. To maximize on your time, you need to schedule it accordingly and can even delegate some tasks to enhance the value of time. For money, a budget is required for proper management.
Ways to Maximize your Time and Money
1. Plan your time
You end up wasting mush time if you do not have a plan. Have you ever found yourself running around not accomplishing anything? Instead, spend some of your time to plan for time. If you clearly know what you are to do at a given time, you save much time. You are not able to maximize your time if you have no plan of it since you waste time trying to figure out what you are supposed to do.
2. Learn to say ‘no’
It is not easy to say ‘no’. Many people just say no since they fear hurting others. We are programmed to say ‘yes’ even when it is not right. Instead of saying yes to every event, have several things to do so that all your time will be occupied to do necessary things. Just know it is okey to say no inorder to save time.
3. Set up and use budget
Managing your money without a budget may not be possible. It is therefore appropriate to set a plan to use your money. budgeting will give you a clear view of your income and expenses. A budget also help you track your financial progress as you move on.
4. Monitor and watch your spending
Impulse purchase affects your budget negatively. It takes much time to pay for that impulse expense. It is appropriate if you are able to save the time and money by avoiding such impulse purchases.
5. Learn to delegate
Delegation creates more time. You can’t do everything trying to be a hero. Once you delegate to other people, you reduce the pressure that could be on you. you also give yourself more time to be creative and achieve your goals. Delegation also brings some expertise from outside that can increase your productivity.
6. Practice Automation
If possible, set your bills on autopay, your savings on automatic transfer. Since technology allows automation of large part of our life, take advantage of this and save time.
Having seen both time and money are valuable, put your focus on both. Never make a mistake of concentrating on one leaving the other. They are equally important and they operate together. Always remember, you need time to make money and you need money to save time.