Why You Should Save Your Time Like You Save Your Money
When it comes to money, we all want to be careful. What to spend it on, who to give it to, and how to make sure you have enough, are all decisions we are asked to make daily.
These decisions are tough to make and can often leave us battling our emotions and spending habits – I mean, at 4pm on a Monday, who could resist that frappuccino!
This is why research has shown auto-deposit savings plans to be so effective. When people commit ahead of time to ensuring that ‘X’ amount of dollars goes straight into savings, as soon as their paycheck arrives – they are much more likely to be successful savers. By committing ahead of time, the money is taken out in the beginning and one’s self-control is not constantly brought into question.
So if this works so well for our money, why don’t we apply the same concept to our most valuable resource – time?
USE FREEDOM TO SET IT AND FORGET IT
So what if you could auto-deposit a set amount of your time for self-improvement and personal development?
With Freedom, users have the option to schedule recurring blocks of their most pesky digital distractions. Say you want to focus on reading in the evenings from 8 to 9 on Monday through Friday – with Freedom you can schedule a block of your most distracting sites or apps, across all your devices, for that specific time slot.
With distractions blocked, you have already committed to using that time for things that matter most. You won’t have to fight yourself about watching the latest episode on Netflix because it simply won’t be option.
So turn off those distractions and block out the world and see what you could gain by treating your time like your money.