Have you ever really sat back and noticed how a conversation can just go on and on, with several different topics being covered in a short period of time?
That happens often when one gets started on a topic about something that happened in someone’s life or a situation that the listeners can relate to. You start talking about one situation, and then it slowly drifts into another as other people add their perspectives. As new situations are added, the more others relate.
That’s why group discussions and therapy can be helpful. You might go in thinking that you’re just going to listen, and lo and behold! you share a similar experience and can’t wait to get it off your chest.
If you’ve been complaining about not having enough time to do the things you want to do, yet you spend lots of time trying to make a couple extra dollars doing surveys or working on sites that pay you literally in pennies, like Amazon Turks, etc. I’ve got something to say to you: Quit the time-wasters, surveys, Turks, etc! Don’t waste your precious time on those penny jobs! Do you even realize how much time you spend answering questions that even qualify you for taking that $2.00 survey that will take you at least a half hour to do? And, sure, there are a few Turks that pop up that are worth your while. You’ll find them every now and then. But you’ll spend a lot of your time looking for those, while you do the penny ones that you come across in between.
Quit the time-wasters, and before you know it, you’ll have more time for exercise, blogging, going for walks, doing something fun with your kids or other projects. Keep yourself on a schedule, and actually plan on what you are going to do with your free time. Keep your off-days your off-days. You need them! You really do. Take some time to actually enjoy life. Yeah, and you know that long to-do list you’ve had going? Just watch how things start getting crossed off of it. You won’t even notice the difference that not having those few extra pennies make.
OK, don’t get me wrong. I realize you need extra money, which is why you were doing those trivial tasks in the first place. And that is not going to change. You will still need extra money. We are talking about the time you are wasting on these penny jobs versus time you could be spending on doing other things.
If you still need extra money, get a second JOB! Now, this could also be something that you do online from home. But make sure it is a real job, where you actually GET PAID FOR YOUR TIME! Obviously, you won’t be freeing up time for fun stuff when you take on another job. BUT – you will have more MONEY to enjoy those rare moments of free time that you do have. After all, we can’t have everything, can we?