When I worked as a casual my pay was determined by the monetary value placed on my time. I earned a certain amount per hour and that was used to figure out whether it was worth the business keeping me on a shift or sending me home early.
I’ve started thinking about how much I value my time and what sort of price I could put on it. Could I outsource certain tasks to save myself some time? Most definitely. Would I? Absolutely. But right now I wouldn’t, mostly because it’s not a luxury I have yet.
There are so many people out there who really hate certain tasks and just don’t want to do them. Maybe they’re time consuming, difficult, laborious or just not interested but I think it’s worthwhile seeing if it’s in your means to outsource if it means you’ll be happier for it.
I mean if my partner decided he no longer wanted to mow the lawns, then I’d be hiring someone to do it because it is a task that I am just not interested in doing. Sure it might set me back anywhere between $50 -$100 but that’s 2 hours of my time that I wouldn’t be doing something I hated and could instead do something I enjoy, like napping.
Its an interesting thought especially as I really do want to save as much as possible but there are just some things not worth putting yourself through. The reality is, using money this way can buy you happiness and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
Do you outsource tasks you don’t like doing? If not, would you if you could?