Everyone has a fervent wish – at least, everyone trying to juggle their personal life and career responsibilities simultaneously: wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could have a few more hours for each day so we could finish everything we set out to do? We’re not asking for much – just a few measly hours will do, and most of the time, even just one hour will suffice! But if you find yourself wishing for 25 hours in a day more than usual, you may need more than an hour or two on your side – you may need a virtual assistant instead. Likewise, if you find that you either can’t keep up with all your tasks or are struggling with your time at the end of the day, you are not alone. But what other symptoms should you watch out for that tell you, you need an assistant pronto? Here are the top ten warning signs that signify you may need a virtual assistant.
- You are quickly overwhelmed
We can indeed become overwhelmed once in a while, but if it has become a daily occurrence, it’s a sign that points to you needing a VA in your life. For example, do you have tasks that are not ticked off your to-do list, and do you have daily, weekly and even monthly tasks that have missed their deadline? Do you find that you are left out of opportunities due to being too busy at work? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for a reality check.
- You spend too much time doing repetitive jobs
We all have to check our emails but do you spend too much time reading and responding to emails? What about tasks like data entry – we have to do it at least once a week, but doing it eats away at your time. Many other tasks are too repetitive, and you can delegate these tasks to a virtual assistant instead. Then you can do something you want – like spend quality time with your kids or have a ‘pamper me’ time.
- You feel like you are stuck in a rut
We love to plan for the future, and we often daydream. But if you feel like you are stuck in a rut and cannot effectively plan your schedule for the next week (never mind the next month or year!), you need a break. You can’t just focus on the now – you have to think of the future because you might be missing opportunities or stifling your business or personal growth if you are too focused on the present tasks.
- You find that you don’t have enough time for yourself
Whilst being busy is a good thing, and we are undoubtedly thankful, you have to allot time for yourself. However, you also need to make time for your loved ones and the people closest to you. If you are there physically, but your spirit is busy making phone calls, answering emails, or attending meetings, it’s not good. Remember that personal time is just as important as work time!
- You require a holiday
Admit it – you may not be aware of it, but you may badly need a holiday. It doesn’t even have to be a complete vacation. You can take a weekend break or a few days off to recharge your batteries.
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