Are you afraid that if things continue as they are you might end up on a reality TV show about hoarders? Or maybe you’re like me and you always find out about that one urgent item needed right after you’ve just gone on a shopping trip. Or perhaps you’re really good with papers and “stuff” but can’t manage to sync your email and calendars.
Does your head spin when you try to figure out what you need to tackle first and what can wait until later? Setting priorities (and sticking to them) makes it a snap to organize your to-do list.But what do you do when things seem equally as important? You want to help your son with his science project, but you also need to prepare a report (or spreadsheet, or brief) by morning.
One of the quickest ways to reclaim more time in your schedule is by delegating. Whether that means hiring someone, asking for help, or assigning chores to your kids, you can easily knock lots of things off your to-do list by deciding what you don’t need to do yourself.
But that’s the trick, isn’t it? Letting someone else handle things you’re used to doing can be a challenge.
What stresses you out about being a lawyer?
When I look at my life right now, it seems pretty easy-going. Sure, I am a mom to two toddlers, a business owner, and an active volunteer, but it's so much easier than when I was in law school (when I also worked full-time, had a baby, started Practicing on Purpose LLC, and became pregnant again). It's also so much easier than two years ago, when I finished law school in January, toured the U.S. in February and March, gave birth in May, moved in June, remodeled a house in July and August, and then settled in to a different part of the state.
I've been seeing lots of messages and posts about New Year's resolutions over the past week or so. Don't worry, this isn't one of them; to me "resolving" to do something implies it's an unpleasant chore. I prefer to set manageable goals, and having a new year gives me a new feeling of hopefulness and renewed passion to meet the goals.