How LifeSquire Can Benefit You

What Is Your Time Really Worth?

Having a LifeSquire is a luxury that many people don’t think they need in their life. There’s a cultural mindset that makes it difficult to ask for help, and we end up becoming overwhelmed with the expectations of having it all. Work doesn’t just happen from nine to five. Most adults start a different kind of work when they get home: laundry, home repairs, cooking, home upkeep, and the list doubles if you have pets or children. How are you supposed to manage all of that and have time to do the enjoyable things? Life can’t be filled with tasks to be checked off a list. We need to have moments that bring us joy and laughter and peace. But that’s a nearly impossible task when almost every hour of our lives is spoken for. So we tell ourselves that we just have to stick it out for another few years. It will get better when the kids are grown or work isn’t so crazy, right? But nothing is ever guaranteed. In the end, some part of our lives suffer – be it work or home.

A survey by Care.com shows that 30% of working adults cut back on six or more hours in order to make room for familial and household responsibilities.[i] So it’s no surprise that employees struggling with work/home life balance feel less engaged within their company. But stress doesn’t just hurt your performance at work, it can be detrimental to your health, too. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress is a major contributing factor in anxiety disorders, insomnia, memory loss, and depression[ii]. Stress is even shown to shrink the grey matter of your prefrontal cortex – the part of your brain that regulates emotion and regulates insulin[iii]. Of course, we don’t need to tell you that stress is bad. What's important to realize is just because it's become the norm, doesn't mean it's a healthy or normal lifestyle.

You’re not alone.

A solid 30% of working adults in the U.S report experiencing high levels of stress.  And the most widely agreed on factor for that stress? You guessed it: Work-Life Balance[iv]. This stress margin is more than doubled for business owners though– with 78% reporting that they experience high levels of stress[v]. Society makes us believe that we need to have it all, and having help seems like something only celebrities and athletes do. But the truth is almost all of us can benefit from having someone to take care of the little things and be intentional about taking care of us.

What does having a Lifesquire really save you?

Well, in short, we give you your time back. And does having more YOU time really make you a better worker?  Can having less housework actually make you more productive? A 2015 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that women spend an average of 2.6 hours EVERY DAY on household tasks (and men are close behind with 2.1 hours each day).  That’s nearly 20 hours a week spent walking the dog, folding laundry, or picking up groceries.  What are those hours worth to you, your family, and your employer? We’d say it’s pretty priceless, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. We offer free consultations to our clients. This is a time for us to come and talk with you and find out your needs. Our goal is truly to simplify our client's lives and be a blessing to them, in any way we can.

 

 

[i] http://workplace.care.com/betterbenefits

[ii] http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-symptoms/art-20050987   

[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22218286

[iv] http://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2014/09/11/workplace-stress-leads-to-less-productive-employees/ - 71ea38c05bb2 

[v] http://www.denverpost.com/2012/12/16/small-business-owners-coping-with-greater-stress/