Wouldn’t you like life to be easy? Okay, so maybe you wouldn’t want it to be too easy, so that it kind of doesn’t feel like you’re living at all. But you’ve probably always wanted to lead your life in the most simple, efficient, and stress-free way as possible, right? And you’re definitely not the only one. Because who would want their life to be hard? But, even with that in mind, it’s really not that easy to work out what you can do to make life feel that bit easier. You know you have to work on self-care, and you know you want to keep stress to a minimum, but how can that contribute to an easier life?
Well, that’s what we’re going to walk through in this post. Because trying to do a whole lot of stuff on your own and looking for a calmer, less chaotic, and more enjoyable lifestyle just isn’t going to happen. Instead, you have to really work on streamlining your currently lifestyle. When you’re able to work on the areas of your life that tend to take the most work, or cause you the most stress, you’ll start to notice a difference. And one of the best ways to do that is to delegate, or outsource, whichever you want to call it. Because when you’re bringing the right help and services into both your personal and your working worlds, it takes some of the burden off of you to get it all done. So let’s take a look at some of the services you could turn to when you want to streamline your life.
When you’re trying to keep track of a busy life and you want your home to still look and feel put together, it can be a challenge. You’ll often find yourself trying to get chores done first thing in the morning, while dinner cooks, or even right before bed. And that’s never fun for anyone. So one of the first services you should think about hiring is a cleaner. Because when your home stays spotless, you can just get on with your job and social life, and now have to try and do everything at once.
And where are you even meant to start with laundry? When you’re working super long days trying to get your business off the ground, or climb the corporate ladder, nobody has time for washing, folding, sorting, ironing and such. It’s safe to say that you’re going to be pretty excited to start sending your laundry out.
At the same time, you may find that you never get around to grocery shopping. And as nice as it can feel to eat takeout (for the no-cooking part) this can get both expensive and unhealthy! So, instead, you’re going to want to look to meal subscription boxes. Not only can you get all of the ingredients you need delivered, often in the right quantities and measures too, but they’ll be super quick to cook too. And that’s exactly what your streamlined life needs.
As much as you may love your kids and spending time with them, sometimes you just need a bit of time to get your work done. While there in school, this can often be your savior, but if you have kids that are preschool age, you should think about the benefits of a nanny vs daycare. Either way, childcare can help you to stay focused on what you need to get done.
So now we’re going to start blending your home and work life requirements – and an assistant is often great for both. When you’re just so busy and barely have a minute to eat, it’s probably time to hire an assistant. From diary management to errand running, you may find that hiring someone to help you manage the basics can help to save your sanity.
Another huge business savior (and a personal one too) is an accountant. Because even when you’re great with numbers, it can get real hard to stay on top of your finances when business booms. But by bringing in an accountant, not only can they keep track of everything for you, but they can provide you with valuable financial advice that can make your business better.
You may wonder why you would need a lawyer on speed dial, but you’d be surprised how convenient it is to have a lawyer behind you. Just think about it. Not only are they needed for things like contracts and after a car accident, but they provide you with great advice too. And if you want to grow in business (and stay protected in life), the right attorney is great to have in your corner.
Another biggie in the business world is IT. Because nobody wants to spend time dealing with issues. Ever! It can slow you down and even cost you money. There are many benefits to hiring a managed IT service, but those two are the biggest. Need we say more?
A Dog Walker
If you have a dog, you know that it will need walking. But again, when you’re running around trying to run your business, grow your business, have a social life, and still get some sleep, something has to give. And while you may like to do long walks on the weekend, you may not be able to do the whole twice a day thing – and that’s where a dog walker comes in.
Finally, you’re going to want to get yourself a gardener. We probably don’t really need to convince you on this point either, but if you’re on the fence, just think about it. During winter, this may not seem like a big matter, but as soon as spring comes around and you’re faced with grass that just won’t stop growing, and you have absolutely no time to do anything about it, a gardener is great!
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