An inevitable, but sometimes saddening, fact of life is that any time we free up a resource in our lives, we often fill that void with something else. If we save some cash, we start looking for ways to spend that cash. If we free up some time, we start looking for something else to do.
Would it be so bad if we saved our newfound money and time? If we saved that dollar for a house or for retirement? If we saved that hour to bike to the beach or lay in a hammock?
We don’t have to stress ourselves about always being busy, or always spending money. We can choose to relax and de-stress, rather than fret over what should be considered newfound freedom.
Remember to take time for yourself. More isn’t necessarily better.
Photo: Lake Jocassee in South Carolina. One of my favorite places in the world to go for a breath of fresh air.