Have you ever thought about how much your time is worth? Could you put a monetary value on your time? ALL of your time?
Many of us have a “billable” rate at work and a salary that sort of translates to an hourly wage (and unless you own your own business and have zero overhead, your billable does NOT equal your hourly wage).
But how much is your time worth? Ever think about that?
I did some preliminary calculations for me:
There are 168 hours in a week. I spend:
42 – 56 of them sleeping (6-8 hours sleeping a night, usually on the low end.)
40- 50 of them working
10.5 of them showering/ getting ready/ hair, etc.
3.75 on my commute to work a week.
2 of them grocery shopping
10.5 cooking at home & cleaning up the kitchen
8 or so on laundry and cleaning the house
12 or so at the gym.
Leaving me with 12-39 ish hours left a week to do other stuff. Like spending time with God. And my husband. Like knitting. Or walking the dog. Or blogging, reading, etc.
So I think I want to have my own “billable” rate in order to have the mindset that time IS valuable. Since I don’t like mental math, I am just going to tell myself that my rate is $100/ hr. Pretty steep, but spare time is precious commodity!
So, without further adieu, I present to you the back of my cabled sweater. It cost me $2,000 in time.
I wonder what the front will cost.