For any modern woman life is busy, and maintaining organisation can be a challenge. According to a study by the Australian National University, women may put in fewer hours than men in an office but, the majority more than make up for that difference with unpaid work – such as household duties, caring for children and/or loved ones, and organising family life. It’s not as simple as getting kids to activities or tidying up on the weekends – even though women do these things – it’s also running errands, researching and engaging trades, organising social get togethers, play dates and getaways. Some women volunteer in charitable organisations or parent help at sporting groups and then there is study to further your career or education, sound like a full plate?
A solution to make life simpler with less stress is outsourcing, this can help with completing your task list and improve your overall health. Delegating to others keeps you on track and in control, leaving you time to focus on enjoying and living the life you work so hard for.
Three top benefits of outsourcing
1. Mental Stress
Trying to keep track of everything can be incredibly stressful. We utilise all sorts of methods to keep ourselves organised – from artistic bullet journals to apps on mobile phones and sticky notes on the everything from the fridge to the bathroom mirror – but things slip through the cracks. The to-do list never gets finished, and may even get longer with each passing week. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by life, and that can lead to mental stress, anxiety and potentially more. By outsourcing some of your organisational needs, you can relieve some of the angst and with luck find free up some time for relaxation.
2. Physical Stress
There is a lot of data and research on how much stress can hurt your body and your overall health, studies have made it clear for years that long-term stress can raise your blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. When you take the load off your mind, you’re also taking weight off your heart. Being of clear mind allows you to concentrate on a healthier diet and getting more exercise which is a win all round
3. Social time
Maintaining social connections is a key piece of feeling healthy and satisfied with your life. When you’re overwhelmed with all the tasks that need to get done, it’s harder to make time for your loved ones. Outsourcing gives you have time to go for a walk, get a coffee, go out for dinner, or plan a girls’ night, all of which have positive impacts.
A Lifestyle Management Service can feel like a luxury, but given the amount of time that women put into their day to day lives, they end up being a necessary part of staying stress free and healthy over time.