If you cut down on time spent making decisions on things that don’t matter, you will have more energy for the decisions that do.
As you make more money, the way a certain amount of money will feel will change.
$2 will always be $2. But how $2 feels will change.
I was a total nerd as a kid, and I remember in eighth grade saving up for a modem for my computer so I could go on BBSs and talk with my friends. I believe that modem (at the blazingly fast speed of 1200 bps, for the nerds out there) cost me $40. And it took ages to save up for.
Meanwhile, last week, I went out with some friends and spend more than $40 in a single evening on food and drink, and didn’t even think twice about it. (I also didn’t use a credit card.)
Putting inflation aside (yes, that modem would have cost more today), it’s the same $40.
But it feels different.
It’s worth looking at how purchases feel, so you can know whether it’s worth expending energy on debating it, or just going with it. Because not everything is worth your time deliberating.[Read more…] about How to determine if a purchase is worth deliberating over