As I get older I realise that I place more and more importance on time than money. When I was younger and had no real responsibilities money was a key factor when applying for new roles. Fast forward 12+ years and time and flexibility are equal to pay in a role for me.
I don't think I'm alone, but many of us feel trapped in the never-ending hamster wheel of working more and more in order to generate a bigger financial gain. But its not conducive to real happiness.
The link to the article below explores this concept in much more detail. Its a long one, so get comfy, but a really interesting read around the theory of happiness backed up by some great research findings and tips for making a change.
Time poverty exists across all economic strata, and its effects are profound. Research shows that those who feel time-poor experience lower levels of happiness and higher levels of anxiety, depression, and stress. They experience less joy. They laugh less. They exercise less and are less healthy. Their productivity at work is diminished. They are more likely to get divorced.