Yesterday, I made a life changing decision. I hired a cleaning lady.
Life changing? Really? Yes! This is something I have wanted and contemplated for years! But I kept resisting it because I couldn’t stop thinking, “I can do it myself. Why waste the money?”
What I see now is that it’s the farthest thing from wasting money. By taking this empowering step (inspired by my brilliant cousin Alex Beadon’s blog), I am doing the following:
– Liberating my mind from the burden of that to-do item.
– Creating more space in my schedule to work on my business, whether it’s behind the scenes tasks or directly with my clients.
– Upping my level of professionalism with an immaculately cleaned space. (Most people know I’m a clean freak, but this is truly a whole new level of cleanly, organized bliss).
– Circulating abundance by paying someone for a service they provide.
The overarching theme of all of this is FREEDOM! You can’t always predict the direct monetary benefit of paying someone for something that you could do yourself, but if it creates greater freedom in your life, then chances are it’s worth it.
I’m not saying that hiring someone to clean your place is the answer for you, but you might be a person that takes on A LOT in your life, because you’re talented, smart, capable, and put a lot of pressure on yourself to do it all. I know, because I’m the same.
This is a bad habit though, and one that you can become addicted to. The feeling of business and overwhelm might become so ingrained in your psyche that you don’t realize there’s another way to operate.
The good news is, making a change is easy once you’re willing to do a little letting go. I challenge you to take a brief inventory of your to-do list and find one thing that you’re willing (and happy) to say goodbye to. It can be something you hire out, that you delegate to someone else in your life, or that you simply let go of completely. Find it, hand it over, and enjoy the freedom of more space and time!
In the comments below, please share one thing you’re taking off your to-do list and how this will lead to greater freedom in your life (and maybe even in someone else’s).
Thank you for letting me share these moments of inspiration with you.
P.S. Find freedom every morning with my free Morning Wellness Guide. Get it here.