11/29/2011 06:11 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2014

Time Management: How To Get More Out Of Your Day

We all agree that time is more valuable than money.

At least, that's what we say.

Then we turn around and spend hours watching bad TV we're not even that interested in. Or 45 minutes on the phone with customer service fighting a $5 charge. Or years in a relationship or friendship we stopped feeling fulfilled by long ago.

But I'm convinced it's not for a lack of good intent that we often end up treating time as our most fungible asset. (Hey, there's plenty more where that came from, right? Well, not really ... ) I think we simply get too busy to think about it, or don't think we have the resources to make more time in our lives. We do have the resources, though. All it takes is a fresh look at how we really spend our days, hours and moments.

I've been thinking about time as a tangible asset not unlike money in many ways, and about ways to invest our time to yield higher returns -- better memories, more hours well spent, even minutes that nourish us instead of fly by. After much research, experience and reflection, below are what I found to be the seven best investments you can make with your time. Think of these as blue-chip time investments that can't go wrong -- and that will yield high dividends for a more fulfilled life.

PHOTOS: The 7 Best Investments You Can Make With Your Time

Invest Your Time Wisely