A study last year showed that given a set amount of money to spend, those who used it to pay someone to perform the tasks they don’t enjoy gained more happiness than those who bought material goods. So buying yourself some time will improve your life more than buying yourself some shoes. Really, try it.
A home PA used to be the preserve of the wealthy celebrity, but with the advent of pick up and put down services it has become much more affordable for everyday mortals to outsource their domestic chores as well as business ones.
Why do we resist paying someone else to do our chores?
We feel guilty. What gives us the right to ask someone else to take on the tasks we don’t want to do?
Remember that people are all different – things you hate doing are not necessarily hated by everyone. Personally I can’t stand ironing, but there are people who find it a pleasure. The same goes for sorting out paperwork, booking dentist appointments, researching replacement domestic appliances, the list is endless. Someone else will get immense job satisfaction from a task you find unfulfilling.