I often hear women say, "there's just not enough hours in the day", "where did the time go", "it seems the more I do, the less I get done" and my favorite, "I just need more time to get everything done".

Have you ever found yourself saying any of these things? Are you spinning your wheels and going nowhere fast? If so, you are not alone.. Most women place time high on the priority list of what they want. The reality is we all have the same 1440 minutes or 24 hours in a day. It's more about how we use the time we have versus the amount of time available.

When we believe we must handle everything ourselves or it won't get done (at least not the way we want it done), or it must be done just so and no one can do things that satisfy us, then what we are really looking for is control and perfection. No one (including you) is perfect. Your dinner party does not have to rival a Martha Stewart event. After all, she has staff to perform a multitude of tasks; she delegates and uses the resources available to her.

Oops, I used the "d" word. Usually when I suggest that women delegate, they think about delegating inside the cubicle of family. Step outside the box for a moment and look at the things you do on a daily basis, things you enjoy doing, things you absolute wish didn’t exist and the things that you don't love doing but do not create anxiety for you. Think about who can be used as a resource. If you are stuck, consider some of the following to get you going:

Laundry - If laundry is interfering with your personal time and it’s not something you enjoy doing, investigate one of the wash and fold laundry services. You can either drop your clothes off or some services will pick up and deliver. How much time would that free up for you?

Housecleaning – Is housecleaning just another chore that eats away at the time you could be using for other pursuits? Why no consider having someone who enjoys this work do it for you? And, don't use the excuse, "I can't afford it" – remember the law of attraction – if you think you can't afford it, you can't.

Grocery shopping – Are you aware that a lot of supermarkets deliver and you can order via the internet?

Yard work – Mowing the lawn and other weekend chores may be getting in the way of spending quality time with your family or taking time to pursue pleasurable activities for yourself. If so, you may want to enlist a high school or college student to mow the lawn instead of hiring a lawn service. Maybe there's a master gardener class held in your community. Often, these students need to earn hours by doing gardening work.

Use these tips to free up more time to do the things you want most.

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Author's Bio: 

Gladys Anderson is a certified life coach and licensed marriage and family therapist. She combines years of experience, training and a genuine commitment to helping women balance the many demands on their time and energy, and navigate the sea of overwhelm to live lives with courage, confidence and clarity.

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