The youngster, who is coveted by a number of European clubs, insists he is in no rush to leave the recent Copa Libertadores winners despite Shakhtar Donetsk having a bid accepted
The 20-year-old is expected to complete a move to Europe this summer and has attracted interest from a number of top Premier League clubs amongst others.
And while the race for the Brazilian hots up between Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk and Portuguese champions Porto with the former having a bid accepted, Bernard insists the financial power of Shakhtar will not sway his decision.
"I'm giving myself a deadline to think for some time," Bernard told reporters.
"But money is not everything in life. I want my happiness and if it is to stay somewhere earning less and being happy, I want it."
The Brazil international has indicated he would like to stay, but reports in Brazil suggest a move to Porto is imminent and the winger is feeling the pressure of a European move.
He added: "I have made it clear that I want to stay, but as I said, the pressure is very high on all sides. I have to sleep with that weight on me. I ask God for direction."