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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Life Hack: Have more time to do what you love


Intentional life tip #1:

Outsource. 

In whatever fashion you can, outsource. Don't reinvent the wheel. You don't have to have money to do this. I may not be able to outsource my household chores to a cleaning service but I can outsource life experience. 

Seriously. 

Take meal planning, for example. I'm not a kitchen girl. I don't cook but I want to have more of an active role in the kitchen at home. Food is like a foreign language to me. My brain just doesn't think of amazing dinner plans. But I know people who cook a lot. (I don't cook so much so that my phone autocorrected the word 'cook' to 'cool' three times)! So my amazing cooking sister was at my house the other weekend and I had her help me with simple meal plans. That takes the thinking right out of it. I had to spend exactly zero amount of brain time thinking of meals. Bonus: she even wrote it all down for me!

Here's another thing I outsource. Research. Living intentionally requires making informed decisions but there are so many options + choices that it can become very overwhelming very quickly. Now, I've done enough research to know of a few people out on the Internet who I can consider trustworthy experts on certain subjects. Bloggers whose blogs I would visit if I needed to reference something or look something up. 

This saves me SO much time. I don't have to bounce around Google wondering what all these different people say. I can go straight to where I already know I'm going to find good information that I can trust enough to make decisions for my life and family. 

My advice for having it all is to outsource what you can. I want to be able to focus on the things that matter most. 

Things I would like to outsource if I could:
1) household chores
2) dentist appointments
3) grocery shopping

What would you outsource?

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