Monday, September 8, 2014
YOUR LIFE A-Z:DELEGATE
Don’t let your life become overwhelming, DELEGATE as much you can to someone else. DELEGATE household chores to your children, partner, or house partners. DELEGATE things that you don’t like doing or don’t want to do. For instance, if you hate ironing, DELEGATE it by paying someone else to do it for you. Most of the things that require your time and energy can be hired out and DELEGATED to someone else who needs to make a living doing the things that you hate to do. Rather than think about yourself as lazy or unmotivated realize that DELEGATING difficult or an unpleasant chore to others for hire is a way to keep the system moving.
What is that message in your head when you ask someone else to do something for you? Where did that message come from? If you allowed yourself to be gentle with your need to DELEGATE some of that stuff on your plate what is the worse that could happen? Would it be guilt or the fact someone else won’t do it right or the way you want it done? Transitioning to a DELEGATE way of management may not be a smooth transition, but it can be very helpful to your levels of stress and chaos once you learn to DELEGATE. Chose three things to DELEGATE this week. Create a plan on how you are going to do that. Write specific instructions on how you want this task to be done and make arrangements for a finish task time. DELEGATE it and see how it goes.