Let's be real. We all have the same hours in a day, but not all of us have the luxury of having other things getting done by someone else. Yes, it makes a big difference in our lives and if you don't think so or you think that this is just another excuse to get things done, then you're one of the privileged few.
Let me break it down for you...
Those who have domestic helpers will never know just how much their helper is assisting them. The few hours or days that their helpers are away, is just a small amount compared to those of us who do not have the means to afford these amazing people. You are paying someone to help you to clean your home and to assist you with chores that you don't have to do, freeing up your time to do other things. If you have a child, or children, you will realise just how much you need someone else to constantly clean your place in order for you to do other tasks, as a child has the amazing ability to turn a clean spot into a war-zone filled with bits of food, dust, stones and whatever you could possibly imagine, in a short space of time.
Having that extra person in the home, also helps when you have a child at home as there is another adult around to look after this little person even if it's just for a short space of time to make sure that they do not injure themselves, while you go to the shower or go to the loo to try and get away from the madness and the constant talking, even if it's just for three whole minutes. You may even have some time to sneak in a bit of work while someone is there to look after your child in between you trying to teach your child basic things or playing with them.
Can you see how much having just one extra person helps?
Imagine if you had a cook as well. Now every meal and snack is catered for and you don't have to be constantly washing dishes as well. No wasting time by cutting up vegetables and fruits. Or creating something each and every damn time for each member of the household to eat for their three meals a day or 5000 snack times a day and then having someone else worry about cleaning up the area and washing the dishes, so that you can do something else with your time.
Now imagine having someone to take care of the cleaning (and in this scenario, maybe even having a cook as well) AND having your child in school. You don't have to feel guilty about not spending enough time with your child because you need to get work done. You don't have to feel guilty about not playing with them so that they can learn through play or teaching them how to do certain things, feeding them and constantly hearing them speak - you will have so much of time to focus and concentrate!
And once they're out of school for the day, you can give them all of your focus and attention because you would have already finished a certain amount of work, your home is "liveably" clean and will still continue to get cleaned AND you have someone to take care of meals and snacks. You would be able to help them with homework and projects. If you had an au pair - there would be someone else who assists them with these sort of things as well as keep them company, say if for example you need to attend certain events or if you're Beyoncé, perform at these events.
Imagine having assistance of this sort AS WELL AS a beauty therapist who makes sure you are well groomed, a make-up artist to enhance your beauty and a hair stylist who always makes sure that your hair is well-kept with no split ends and always looks healthy and shiny. Oh! and let's not forget a personal trainer who keeps your body looking good and a nutritionist or dietician who keeps your insides healthy.
So if you can afford to hire and pay all of these people and institutions, and you're not being extremely effective and you're not successfully where you want to be, then pray tell, What Are You Doing With Your Life?
P.S This is not a dig at Beyoncé or anyone else, it's just basically an eye opener for those of you who like to judge others that they are not making full use of their time to do things or they're not prioritising enough. I have many things on my priority list and each of them are extremely important to complete for my own sanity, and I really do not need someone else who is not a part of my 86,400 seconds, telling me that I am not prioritising. 😊
Nabihah Plaatjes is the Co-Founder of iloveza.com.
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