How often have you heard someone make the following statement;
“Well, that was two hours of my life I will not get back”.
Frustration comes into play as they realise they could have spent this time doing something far more worthwhile. Something that actually warranted two hours of their time.
The saying “time is precious” holds true. Time is valuable as you cannot claim it back. People, especially children demand your time and it is your decision as to how you spend it and who you spend it with. My children like to have my undivided attention and this is regardless of what plans I may have! My daughter knows when I am not completely focusing on her – I think she has a hidden radar!
In order to spend time with my family whether going on day trips, cooking, watching DVD’S; I cram household tasks in the morning. This means I wake early whilst they are still asleep. It is surprising how much you can do in an hour once you have no distractions. My husband does his share of housework at times which suit him.
I have considered hiring a cleaner as this will free up the hours we spend cleaning. If I had my way, we would also pay someone to iron as I am not a huge fan. I deliberately buy clothes that will need minimum or no ironing – for this reason I avoid shirts!
I am a great believer in outsourcing where you can, in order to save your time. If you own a business, why not hire an accountant? If you and your spouse work long hours, why not hire a nanny? If you are busy as a family, why not hire someone to clean and iron so you can spend the weekends doing activities you all enjoy? Of course, your household financial budget must be taken into consideration before you make any long term commitments.
Do you outsource? What difference has this made to your life?
Do you prefer to carry out tasks yourself?