Where does the time go?
Updated: Nov 8, 2022
Gosh – as we hurtle towards half term – where has the time gone!
Since my last newsletter, things have been busy here at RCLM. Now that life is almost back to normal, and the weather is brighter, many of my clients have more of a spring in their step and are looking to proactively ease their stress levels and reduce the juggle by asking me for my help.
More often than not, the overwhelm reaches the point where someone has that light-bulb moment of ‘I don’t want to live like this anymore’! I think most of us have been there at some point (I certainly have). It’s the constant juggle of school logistics and the relentless WhatsApp pinging, work deadlines and endless meetings, family life – oh and maybe finding some time for ourselves (or maybe not?!). Many of us are being pulled in too many directions leaving very little time to enjoy ourselves and feel fulfilled.
There are lots of time saving tips and tricks out there which are worth trying (follow me on Insta for some ideas @rclmconcierge) but ultimately it’s good to remember that we can’t do everything as, to be frank, there just aren’t enough hours in the day!
My top tip would be to look at your list and prioritise what has to be done by you vs what could be done by someone else vs what you can cross off the list and doesn’t need to be done at all. Could a member of your family help – the children could unload the dishwasher, for example. With work, do you have an accountant, or could you send your invoices out digitally (this saves heaps of time)? It’s all the little things that add up to one big ball of stress, so being able to delegate or decide that some things really don’t need to be done at all, can go a long way towards easing the stress and feeling more in control.
I hope reading this, if you are overwhelmed, makes you feel a little less alone and gives you some ideas on how you can step off the treadmill, or at least slow it down!