Outsourcing your life: A luxury for the ultra-wealthy or pure genius?
What would your days look like if you could reduce your to-do list to only include the things you actually enjoyed? We look at how outsourcing your life can help you focus on the things that really matter.
Many of us face an ongoing battle of tackling an ever-growing list of tasks and chores, often thinking that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.
With the sentiment of outsourcing your life growing in popularity, we’ve broken down what exactly it means and how it could help you become the most efficient version of yourself.
So, how does one ‘outsource’ their life?
Outsourcing your life is basically the modern version of working smarter instead of harder.
According to ABC Everyday data from 2018, Australian’s spend 17% of their day, or just over four hours, on domestic duties including child care, household chores, cooking and errands like grocery shopping.
With the standard 7.5 hour workday and 7 hours on average of sleep, that only leaves a miserable 5.5 hours left – and we haven’t even factored in the time we spend commuting.
Outsourcing your life was first made popular with the book ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ by Timothy Ferriss, which details the authors personal escape from a workaholic lifestyle. The book explores the clever ways you can create a shorter work week for yourself and enjoy your life now instead of waiting until retirement to prioritise leisure.
As we enter an era where our greatest luxury is time, outsourcing will soon become a normal part of our everyday lives. Restructuring our weeks to use our time efficiently and utilising outsourcing as a vital resource can be the thing that helps you gain back our freedom, giving us more time for relaxation, creativity and the things that make us happy.
Deciding on what you should and shouldn’t outsource can be informed by adopting a simple formula, starting with splitting your daily tasks into three categories.
1. Am I procrastinating this task?
You could be under-resourced or under-skilled for the current task at hand, such as repairing something around the house or even managing the social media accounts for your small business.
2. Am I dreading this task?Trawling the aisles at the supermarket to stock up the fridge and pantry might be something that you simply don’t enjoy.
3. Do I like this task?
Cooking a meal might help you relax and unwind after a long day, encouraging your mind to switch off as you focus on creating.
Solution: don’t outsource!
Can apartment living save you time?
Apartment living could also help you win your precious weekends back by saying goodbye to many household chores, such as mowing the lawns, cleaning the gutters and even taking the bins out. The time saved on these domestic duties means you’re already well and truly in the green.
At HOME By Caydon, outsourcing your life becomes a part of your lifestyle from the moment you arrive. The development comes with a dedicated concierge – a hotel-style service that means someone is always on standby to accept your mail and collect your parcels or dry cleaning. Even your grocery deliveries are received and stored in a cool room for safe keeping.
HOME By Caydon also comes with a long list of shared spaces, including the sky pool, moonlight cinema, gym facilitates and even its own park. Having these amenities in-house to utilise whenever you so desire means you’re gaining back the time you would’ve spent travelling to and from the various venues.
Perhaps it’s time to consider all the things in your day-to-day life that aren’t fulfilling you and put your resources to work instead!