Comments on: How To Be Frugal With Your Time, Not Just Your Money http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/ Financial independence and simple living Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:23:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.4 By: Isa http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-82700 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:58:05 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-82700 This might just be my favorite post of yours! I WANT to do more with my free time, like read, write, paint,play with my kids, spend more time with my hubby, exercise, etc…. But very often I instead find myself “just quickly looking something up on the Internet” that ends up taking a lot of my time and making me disconnect from the rest. So…. I need to set some guidelines around my screen time. And, like you, go to bed at a decent time (also related to screen time late in the day…). Thanks for the reminder!

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By: Jessi http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-82474 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:54:10 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-82474 I’m just looking forward to the day when I’m awake past 8:00 again. I am so exhausted from being up at night with the (now 8 month!) baby, work (which I really enjoy and don’t want to leave), and coming home and taking care of said baby. As soon as she is asleep, or as soon as my husband is done with his kitchen chores and takes the baby, I’m done. I’m exhausted.

I have already let nearly everything else go by the wayside. Surely someday I will sleep again, right?

I am so thankful I have a husband who does all the food stuff, and I am glad I have low standards for the cleaning I do.

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By: Anders http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-82406 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:42:18 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-82406 Hello and thank you for this post!

I’m stuck at a job I don’t really dislike as such. It just eats all my energy and time. I know this. People around me know this and notice it, mainly because I’m turning more and more into a mindless zombie every day. No offense to zombies.

I found this post to be rather eye-opening for me. I’m working on starting an online business while working a job that on average keeps me from hope for 11 to 12 hours per day. I want to spend time with our daughter too in the evenings. Oh, and we need to eat after work too. Most often cook as well. So the evenings consist of a hectic rush to throw together some sort of food (which lately has been increasingly bad for our health – we used to eat healthy too). After eating an spending time together it’s bedtime for our daughter. After she’s down for the night I have perhaps 1 to 2 hours before I start crashing.

For some time now, my inner voice has been saying that this isn’t really living. Not the life I want for me and my family anyway. Oh, forgot to mention that this year started with me being burned out also and being on partial sick leave for half the year. You’d think that’d be a good wake-up call to throw in the towel. But no.

I guess that little thing Pandora let out, hope, is ever-present. Things just might get better and a magical fairy might turn it into the best job ever. I’m still waiting.

Frankly, though, I know that it is inertia and complacency, as well as dependency. We have our financial situation more or less under control. We’re not able to save quite as much as 70% every month, but we average 50-60%. So, we’re ok in that aspect. But money, or rather income, is a funny thing. You get sort of addicted to it.

I know that if I could generate an income of around 50% compared to my day job today, we would be doing well anyway. But… I just don’t take the step I need to and quit. If I quit my job I would get the time I need to be able to bring momentum to other things in my life – more time with my family, side-hustle, online business, and a few other projects on the side. But I’m scared.

I agree fully with you though, about time. It’s a resource. It’s our most finite resource. Money, we can probably always make more of that. It’s abundant out there. Time, not so much. Especially time as in moments. Moments we miss because we’re busy doing things that don’t push the needle. Time we spend working our behinds off for someone else’s benefit. Time we miss out on spending with our children and our family because we’re too busy chasing someone else’s dream.

Sorry, that was a long rant and confession. I guess I just got triggered by your post. The things I needed to read to sort my brain out a bit more. Again, thank you, I appreciated your post greatly.

All the best to you!

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By: Anna | Garlic Delight http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-82030 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:14:20 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-82030 How did you perform your time audit?
Did you keep a notebook or use a spreadsheet? I’d like to start doing this as early as this weekend and trying to figure out the best way to go about it.

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By: Ramona @ Personal Finance Today http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-81917 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:59:08 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-81917 Getting enough sleep is mandatory, if you don’t want to lose your minds. I found out that freelancing, household chores and a 3 year old kid are less energy consuming when I’m not exhausted anymore 😀

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By: JoeHx http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-81870 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:32:30 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-81870 One piece of advice I’ve heard on the Internet is “don’t put it down; put it away.” If you get in the habit of putting things away when you’re done with them – dishes after eating, putting clothes in a clothes hamper instead of scattered around the house – then you don’t have to spend as much time later cleaning up then you would if you didn’t put the things away in the first place.

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By: Adam from Fit Frugal Dude http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-81781 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:40:18 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-81781 Time is a valuable thing. We tend to waste a majority of our life in the cubicle. I am working on changing this, I want more time to work on things in life I value, ironically this will come in time!

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By: Helen @ Retire Early Helen http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-81303 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:25:18 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-81303 This is a new concept to me: being frugal with your time, and I like this idea. Just like money, time is limited, and we got to find ways to use it on those things that matter the most. I’m going to do an audit for myself, and get it better. I can tell that you run the day more efficiently than many people do: you write, take care of the baby and the whole family. That’s a lot of work. Thanks a lot for sharing the tips.

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By: Eric http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-80763 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:59:59 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-80763 Somehow I just now found out about this great blog! I enjoyed the thoroughness and well thought out points.
Appreciate people that are living it out!

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By: Tom Beem http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/29/how-to-be-frugal-with-your-time-not-just-your-money/#comment-80591 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:26:07 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15210#comment-80591 So much good stuff here. It reminds me of a book I read recently, the 4 hour workweek. It essentially asks you to view your time as money, and the you assess your life. Lots of great stuff there too!
For me, by far, the biggest problem area is TV. I love it, and watch entirely too much, normally at night. I still haven’t figured out a way to fix that. Althrough, I KNOW if I gave us tv for a year, I’d have an entirely different more richer life. All the best. Tom

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