Taking care of your mental wellbeing is extremely important, especially during the trying times in which we find ourselves. Burnout is becoming an increasingly common problem. Does it feel like whenever you cross an item off your to-do list, another item appears in its place? Do you lose sleep… or even dread doing certain tasks? If so, you might well be on your way to burnout.
When our professional and personal lives are streamlined and organised, cortisol (the stress hormone) levels drop and we feel much more relaxed. A result of this is boosted creativity, enabling you to come up with bigger and better ideas and actually have fun!
Outsourcing business and personal tasks can have a massive impact on your mental wellbeing and help you achieve a more balanced work/life ratio. If you find yourself putting off the same task time and time again, or have anxiety around doing a certain task, this is the task you should be thinking about outsourcing. By outsourcing those tasks, you will be enabling yourself to concentrate on the most important tasks, and as a result, increase your productivity and even your income.
For example, outsourcing the management of your diary or email inbox would help you to streamline your business, taking away the stress of fitting everything in. Having someone there to tell you what you should be doing and when, who you need to respond to and when by, would significantly reduce your stress and make your life and business more enjoyable.
Having someone to pay your bills on time and manage your events would give you the time and space to concentrate on what is important. Just imagine how it would feel to get into bed every night knowing that your life and business is in order!
Why lose sleep over something you could easily outsource for someone else to take care of?
Let’s summarise the main benefits to your mental wellbeing that outsourcing can bring:
- Streamlining and simplifying your to do list
- Relieving stress and anxiety
- Improving your quality of sleep
- Boosting your creativity
- Reducing your working hours, yet increasing your income
- Achieving peace of mind.
We would love to know what tasks you outsource in your life and business, if any. What benefits do you gain from outsourcing? And what are your main worries about outsourcing?
Please let us know in the comments below!