Buying happiness

You’ll always hear me banging on about spending money to get back time. When you see catch up with friends and ask how they have been, it’s almost a default response to say “Oh mate… SO bloody busy”

Then sometimes we say back “oh that’s good!”

Bullshit.

Being run off your feet sucks. A couple of years ago I hit a break point where I’d do anything to get back some time. That’s why our business now subscribes to 48 (at last count) different software or services.

Anyhoo, the main reason I’m bringing this up again is that I just listened to a podcast episode with “Happiness professor” Elizabeth Dunn.

She spoke about research that has shown that people who spend money to get time are generally happier. They talk about hiring people to handle stuff around the house, but I think it applies to everything.

So yeah, now I have even more reason to keep bringing this up. Also because I see so many people saving money by using their time. Time is way too precious for that.

A sample of the research is here.

James Rose

James Rose

James is the co-founder of Content Snare and Aktura Technology. Once a web designer, his new priority is to help web designers and developers regain their lives, work less and get better clients.

He does this by writing helpful posts, building software and working with web designers to deliver the complex web development that they don't normally handle.

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