I am a University student in my final year. I had a paid internship over the summer which has turned into part time work throughout the year.
Recently I have noticed myself placing a monetary value on my time. If I have to run an errand, I’ll be thinking about however much money I could have earned in that time.
I have no partner or children, so not much of a reason to give myself leisure time. I also really enjoy my work.
While money is somewhat tight because I’m a student, I don’t need to work these hours - there’s no need for me to be focusing on the opportunity cost for everything I do.
How do I stop placing this value on everything I spend time doing?