Bear with us for a moment or two… this is relevant to a blog on health and safety but it might take a couple of paragraphs to demonstrate how.
I read this whilst I was recently on holiday and so had some free time in which to think a little on the content. Its an interesting article in its own right but it also has a wider message for us all in the way in which we approach our work and home lives.
Its hard to get away from the material side of wanting things, televisions, conservatories and new kitchens, new cars or from a work perspective, more turnover, more profit, higher wages and perhaps a big pension.
One thing which you might not at first consider is the innate value of time – your time. Perhaps you’re a manager who would benefit from losing time to safety tasks in order to concentrate on what you’re best at. Perhaps you’re a business owner who could find more enthusiasm for their company if you could be savedfrom dealing with all that red tape….
Whatever your personal circumstances, at work and at home think about time. We all have a finite amount of it and making your life as happy an experience as possible will make you a better boss, wife, husband, employee, person.
Take the time to find make more time for the things you love to do and get another person to carry out those tasks which you don’t like… perhaps starting with health and safety.
Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’