Are Your Shoes Worth More Than Your Sanity?

Do you work 9 to 5 out of the home, only to return to a 5 to 9 job of household chores? Are weekends spent playing catch-up on your to-do-list instead of playing catch-up with your kids? If GO! GO! GO! is starting to take its toll, it’s time for a reality check!
 
Here’s an amazing quote I hope will inspire you (like me) to change your perspective on the priorities in your life:

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls…are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”
― James Patterson, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
 

Start Your Own Cirque du Soleil

The best way to juggle all of your balls is to get yourself a juggling partner. Here are 3 great candidates that can help lessen your load and regain your sanity:
 

1) Hire a Personal Concierge

Imagine, once a week a Personal Concierge (ie. Personal Assistant) runs all of those little errands you never seem to have time to get gone:

– Grocery shopping (come home to a stocked fridge!!)
– Gift shop for all those kid birthday parties on the weekend
– Bring your car to the shop
– Drop-off / pick up dry cleaning or prescriptions
– Run to the post office

We LUV: Carrara Concierge, Custom Concierge, VIP Concierge
 

2) Have your Food & Meals Delivered

A healthy family needs healthy food. If you don’t have time to get to the grocery store, you won’t have anything to cook.
Fortunately, there are some wonderful services that will deliver right to your door.

We LUV: Jardin des Anges.

But what about those nights you’re running late or just too tired to cook? Yes, there’s a great service for that too.
We LUV: Mamaluv. Healthy meals from freezer to plate in minutes. All ready to eat, and no clean-up!
 

3) Hire a Cleaning Services

Cleaning the fridge or having fun with your kids? Not a difficult choice I am sure. Hiring a cleaning service gives you that freedom to spend more time doing what you enjoy!

We LUV: Merry Maids, GoodKarm Eco Cleaning, Maid In Windsor
 

At what cost?

Like most professionals, you probably don’t hesitate dropping a few bucks on a new pair of shoes to help you look better. But what about when it comes to helping you live better – you’re probably a bit more stingy, am I right?

Fact is, everything has a cost. You can either incur the cost of these helpful services and enjoy some extra free time, or you can keep trying to juggle everything yourself, and risk the cost on your health and your family. The glass ball, is in your court!
 

Postscript:

Have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Hint (or blatantly ask) for a GiveLuv Gift Cards’ Busy Family Gift. Then you can enjoy either one of these great services as a gift.

And don’t forget your harried friends, family and co-workers. GiveLuv Gift Cards can make their life easier, and yours too. No worrying “What do they need?” GiveLuv Gift Cards lets them decide!

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