Trans4mind Home Page
~ Making the Human Heart Visible ~

Looking for a better life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of personal development, combined with personal support from expert life coaches.

Explore Article Library

Delegating Your Way to Time Management

By Kerry Flinders

I don't know about you by my schedule is way too full. Each week I face my planner with a bit of awe and amazement. I wonder how in the world I will get to every appointment, how I will get every task done. By the end of the week I am scrambling to make sure I have accomplished everything.

Typically I do accomplish everything however. But it wasn't always this way. In the past, before I figured out how to manage my time better I would constantly be at the end of the week facing an entire weekend of playing "catch up with my planner.

I'd like to share one of the things I do now that helps me keep my time better managed and my schedule under better control each week. This one tip that I use on a daily basis has been instrumental in helping me be able to juggle home, family and work. It can help you too.

The tip is simple"delegate. I know you hear that a lot, but are you actually doing it? I'm not talking about all the delegating you should be doing at work either. I'm talking about the delegating you should be doing within the family.

If you have children then they should be pulling their weight around the home and within the family, especially when it comes to their own lives and needs.

Are you doing your children's laundry? If they are over the age of 9 and can reach into the bottom of the washer then my question to you is, "Why are you doing their laundry for them? If your child can indeed reach into the bottom of the washer then they should be doing their own laundry. It isn't that hard to learn and by having each child do their own laundry you will free up an incredible amount of time for yourself.

Are you and your husband both working full time, yet you are doing more around the house after hours than he is? Again, I'd like to ask you,"Why? The married men I have spoken to have confessed to me that they indeed do NOT do as much around the home as their working wives do. However, they also say that if they were asked to do anything they would. But their wives never ask for help.

Apparently we wives think that the husbands shouldn't have to be asked to help us out. Well, obviously they do. So make a list whenever you need help from dear ole hubby. Chances are very high that you will find your husband completing all items on all the lists you give to him. So delegate things to him. Don't expect him to pull his fair share around the home without you asking for the help.

Are you taking on more "optional things than you have time for? Did you agree to help your mother with her anniversary party plans, yet you don't have the time? Did you agree to help out at your son's school even though you know for a fact you don't have the time to be there this week? "Why?"

Do not volunteer yourself for anything you do not have time to do. Let the people delegate the things they need from you to someone else. You can not possibly be the only person who can get these things done for these people all of the time.

Here are a few other things that I delegate to others in my life, thus freeing up a lot of valuable time for me to use on other things.

1. Grocery delivery. It costs very little, yet it frees up so much time.

2. Maid Service. I have a maid service come into my home every 2 weeks to do the scrubbing, vacuuming and dusting. The cost really isn't all that much compared to the time it frees up for me and my family.

3. Gardeners. We have a gardening service that comes 2 times a month to cut our lawn, pull our weeds and make our yards look beautiful. The cost for this service is VERY low, yet our yards always look wonderful. It is totally worth the money.

4. Kids cooking. My children are responsible for dinner one night a week each. When they were little we ate a lot of macaroni and cheese, but now that they're teenagers the dinners are quite delicious. This frees me up 2 evenings a week for paperwork and such.

5. Let those kids walk. We parents used to walk all over creation when we were kids. For some reason, however, we drive our children just about everywhere they need to be. Well, stop it. Have your older children walk everywhere they need to go. They will be in much better shape and you will have much more time.

I'm sure that you can think of other areas of your own lives where you can delegate things to other people. In fact, the better you get at finding other people to delegate activities and chores to the less hectic your life will be, and the more you will be able to accomplish each day.

Don't be afraid to delegate. Every highly successful person uses delegating as a prime tool in their arsenal to success. You can be one of them too.

Copyright 2005 Kerry Flinders

About The Author

The author Kerry Flinders is the owner of Personal Organizing Solutions located in Southern California. Kerry and her company are dedicated to helping others organize their clutter and their lives, eliminating unnecessary stress and helping the client to find more time in their day for the things they love. Kerry is the author of the book "Organizing With NO Budget". You can sign up for Kerry's F~REE Organizing Newsletter, or request her F~REE Organizing Tip-Pak by visiting their website at


Careers & Employment
Grief & Loss
Kids & Teens
Public Speaking
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure

From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

A great way to support your Trans4mind Training is to use these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Generalized Anxiety Treatment ~ Use hypnosis as a generalized anxiety disorder treatment and you can feel calm today.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
Search on an issue that interests or concerns you...

Trans4mind Training is the best thing we've ever done! It's a series of interactive video workshops covering the key challenges we all face in life - to help you achieve greater inner peace and true fulfillment.
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd