Every day, we make decisions about how to spend our time and resources. To get better at making the most of those choices, consider each decision a chance to trade up.
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As tips blog Becoming Minimalist explains, everything we do in life trades a little portion of ourselves away. Whether it's part of our money, our time or our energy, we give up something with everything we do. If you're going to give up something, try to make sure you at least get something more valuable in return:
Unfortunately, most of our lives are unintentionally traded down… lived in exchange for a return of limited or temporal value. We never set out to purposefully trade our lives for things of limited value; but in a culture surrounded by similar pursuits, our lives conform too easily.
Of course, only you can determine what's of value to you. Whether that means spending less time on the couch and more time pursuing a cause, or simply choosing to spend less time at work and more time with the people who matter to you, the end goal should be to maximise how much your time is spent on something that's worth it. As opposed to idly going through the "must do" lists we all have in our heads.
We're All Trading Our Lives for Something. Trade Up. [Becoming Minimalist via Rockstar Finance]