In the past few years, there has been a unique focus on the importance of health. Whether it’s due to the pandemic, or possibly increased feelings of burnout in the workplace, many people have taken an interest in turning their habits around and attempting to live a healthier lifestyle.
Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Do you find yourself wanting to squeeze in a quick workout or make a healthy meal but not having the time or energy to do so? Are you missing your routine check-up appointments solely because you’re too busy to remember to book them? Do you have a hard time falling asleep because your brain is running through a never-ending to-do list?
If you found yourself relating to these questions, you might consider investing in a personal assistant. Doing so may be the missing piece in your journey to forming healthier habits. Here’s how a personal assistant can make your life easier and help you create the healthiest lifestyle for yourself.
Frees Up Your Time
The main advantage of hiring a personal assistant is that it will drastically free up your time. The beauty of hiring someone to help you is that you get to decide what they help with. It can be work-related to help lighten your workload, or it can be personal. Whichever area of your life they are supporting, it’s likely to leave you more time and energy to focus on your wellbeing.
Think of all the small tasks you complete throughout the day. It could be responding to emails, managing your calendar, booking travel, posting new content to your socials or website, etc. Having a personal assistant to delegate these tasks to is like having an extra pair of hands. With the time you save by having someone else handle minute tasks, you’re left with spare time to dedicate to yourself. It might seem like the extra 30 minutes or an hour is unsubstantial, but it’s plenty of time for healthy habits. Take a brisk walk, meditate for 10 minutes, or even make yourself a fresh cup of coffee. Making time for little things will make your future self thankful.
Makes Scheduling Appointments Easier
Do you find yourself spending a good portion of your day planning out your calendar, making room for new appointments and calls, or moving things around if need be? How often do you get a message about a doctor’s appointment reminder, only to call back and cancel because you double booked your time? Do you ever leave an appointment and not schedule the next annual visit because you don’t know what your calendar will look like a year from now? The beauty of having a personal assistant is that they know your availability and can manage all your work and personal appointments.
While the perks of having an assistant to manage your work schedule are highly impactful, it’s just as important to have someone making time for you to prioritize your health and wellbeing. A yearly physical ensures you have a clean bill of health and creates a baseline understanding of your wellness for future doctor’s visits. Similarly, a personal assistant can book your annual eye exam. Many people forget that maintaining eye health is just as important as the rest of your physical health. Only 54% of people go to their annual eye exam. Having your vision checked is as important as your annual physical in such a digital world. The effects of continuous digital screen use can lead to things like eye strain, headaches, and blurry vision.
As a busy work professional, you must wear the right pair of eyeglasses for you. Most eye prescriptions change yearly, so update as needed. If your job requires you to be on a computer every day, your assistant can make ordering new frames a breeze. They can use your prescription, find a pair you like, and have them shipped right to your door or office. Not having to spend hours at the optometrist’s office can free up time for you to unwind and decompress. While it might not feel like a rewarding healthy habit at the moment, you’ll be thankful in the future that you had an assistant who made time for such appointments.
Decreases Your Stress Levels
When you hire a personal assistant to help free up your time, it can feel like a weight lifted off your shoulders. Nowadays, people experience extreme levels of burnout from work and general life stressors. Burnout can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, fatigue, or decreased motivation and satisfaction. Having help can free up space in your mind, help you sleep better at night, and reduce stress levels.
A helping hand can improve your productivity and cortisol levels. Help also can free up time to focus on healthy habits that put you in the best possible headspace. If you’re looking for lifestyle changes and new habits aside from eating cleaner and exercising more often, consider caring for your mental health. With the extra time on your calendar and fewer tasks on your to-do list, it leaves time for a virtual call with a therapist or even just a free moment to decompress.
It can be so easy to get lost in the day-to-day tasks of work and life. You can forget to take care of your health and wellbeing. More commonly, the chaos and busyness leave no time for small but necessary acts of self-care. Hiring a personal assistant is an excellent solution when trying to free up time in your schedule. Doing so leaves more time to create and fulfill the healthy habits you’ve wanted to build for so long.
LifeSquire Can Help
An executive or personal assistant can help free up your time to take better care of yourself. Don’t have an assistant? LifeSquire can help. We take the stress out of hiring an executive assistant by helping find, interview, and train the ideal assistant to meet your needs. Contact us today for more information about our executive assistant recruiting services.