pThis post is meant to be about personal development and self reflection. Are you too tough on yourself? You are if you’re beating yourself up rather than getting help.
Consider the following:
I can only do so much with my time.
There is only so much I can do in a day. My time is valuable and quite limited. For this reason, I am very selective as to which activities and responsibilities I choose to take on.
I realize that it is impossible to be everything to everyone. Stretching myself too thin leads to disappointment for everyone involved.
I prioritize my time in this order: family, career, personal time, and socializing.
Above all else, family comes first. If I must choose between attending my son’s football game and putting in overtime at work, you bet I will be sitting on the bleachers! The time I spend with my family is priceless!
My motto is “delegate, delegate, and delegate some more!” If others can do a task just as well as I, then I let them handle the job.
My children take care of the dishes, laundry, tidying up their rooms, and cleaning up after themselves. I feel confident about giving them these responsibilities. It prepares them for the adult life and maybe they will get a job at window cleaners Penarth
If I am very strapped for time, I know that I can call in a housekeeper to do light cleaning and go grocery shopping. This shaves off hours from my to-do list!
I outsource simple work-related tasks to a virtual assistant. Again, this allows me to prioritize my schedule and free-up much needed hours of my time.
My time is valuable. I can only do so much with my time. Therefore, I enlist the help of others to maximize my reach.
Today, I put my pride aside and ask for help when necessary. Though I would like to think I am bionic, I accept that I am simply human.
1. Which activities can I painlessly remove from my schedule?
2. How can I spend more time with my family?
3. Is my job too demanding?
Patricia Erickson discusses career change at length in her new book entitled Career Management Guide: A Practical Approach To Career Change In Any Economy.
Patricia is a seasoned career management expert and certified professional resume writer with over twelve years of executive recruiting and coaching experience. She works with career changers and job seekers to design strategies that transform careers. Patricia has been instrumental in navigating clients toward their true career aspirations as well as finding purpose and personal fulfillment.