Ok it’s started…I’m going through the various events, accomplishments, challenges, and overall quality of my life in 2009. This year instead of just making a statement of “this happened” to myself, I decided to choose 3 lessons I learned this year and take them into 2010.
One of the biggest themes, trains of thought and concerns for me is the concept of the “value of my time”. Sometime around September I started making decisions based on things that truly add value to my life. For instance, driving 1 hour to teach 1 hour and then home, pay a babysitter for the 3 hours…and get paid for only 1 hour…hmm not worth it on a few levels. Another decision I made was being aware of how much my time is worth and not feeling bad or guilty in the least for turning down work or play invites. Also, who I spend my time with is much more important now and making this choice clear has helped relieve a lot of stress I used to feel.
What’s your time worth?
Are you spending too much time doing things that don’t add value to your life…or that you are not passionate about? If there is no way to remove these “things” from your life, consider adding some activities that do make you happy and that you ARE passionate about.
I’m looking forward to sharing the next 2 lessons I’ll take with me into 2010. Check back during the week for updates!