“When did time become a luxury that we couldn’t afford?”
I learned a vital lesson with the launch of my blog.
Listen, I’m not the type of girl to back down from a challenge. I would rather spend hours trying and failing because I love the satisfaction of doing things myself, and for most things, it works. However, I read this article on LinkedIn recently that asked how much is your time worth? It stopped me dead in my tracks.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with tinkering and figuring something out for yourself but where do you draw the line? Is trying to fix the security on your website really worth 10 hours of your time if you can get a professional to fix it in 2?
“Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.” Henry Ford
The first time I actually thought about seeking professional help with some of the personal tasks I hate doing was two years ago when my girlfriend mentioned she had a cleaning lady. I scoffed “must be nice”. Her response, Deanna, I work 10 hour days, l when I get home I have dinner, dishes, and laundry to think about. While I could spend my weekends cleaning my home from top to bottom I’d rather enjoy the only real uninterrupted family time I have with; my family.
Flashback – When I was a teenager my father insisted that Sunday’s were for three things:
- Grocery Shopping
- Cleaning the entire house TOP TO BOTTOM
I hated every moment! We all did, but every Sunday there we were…
A couple of weeks ago I was in a situation where baby E wasn’t napping during the day and was going to sleep at 2:00 am, and even with that she was waking up every three hours. I couldn’t go on like this. While I could’ve tried to figure it out for myself and eventually gotten her into a routine, I thought there MUST be a better way.
I was in the worst mood all the time, and that was putting a damper on my marriage and my friendships. So began my search and thankfully after successfully finding and using a sleep coach, Eliza is now sleeping twelve hours at night with one waking in her own room and napping three times a day.
I cannot tell you how my mood, mindset, and my marriage have already improved. I didn’t know the disservice I was putting myself through. Everyone always says that the first couple months as a new mum are hard but there are sleep coaches for a reason, and I thank God that I found mine!
So, while I do believe there are certain situations in life where trial and error are appropriate, sometimes, just sometimes you need to muster up the courage to admit, you need some help.
Because at the end of the day, what is your time really worth?
Don’t forget to read my article on efficient cleaning!