Things don't make us happy.
Money is for buying ourselves some freedom.
Some time to think.
Some time and freedom to do the things we really want to do.
Some time and freedom to be able to follow our wildest dreams.
And here's what's so hard about this...
The only way you'll ever be able to make more money working a job or freelancing is to work more hours.
Or to get promoted.
Or to invest a ton of time to find more clients.
But that always leads to less freedom.
And more work.
It also leads to more responsibility.
Which leads to less mental freedom.
And more mental stress.
It means more money, but less freedom.
So at the end of the day you'll not only have less freedom but you'll also depend more and more on someone who can get rid of you whenever he or she pleases.
So what's the solution here?
I don't know.
I don't know you.
Or your circumstances.
Or your goals.
But realizing that you might have a problem is already half the solution...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]