Throughout my life I have been the one in control of the happenings around me. As a teacher I ran my classroom. As a school district administrator I ran programs, evaluate staff, and planned for future aspects of our schools. As a mother and wife I took care of my family and ran the house. I was the bill payer, tax submitter, appointment maker, trip planner, and the list goes on. As multiple sclerosis gripped tighter, I hung on as long as I could to each task, exhausting myself until there was nothing left and then pushed to squeak out just a bit more. There came a time when I was no longer on top of my game. The time had arrived to delegate effectively.
This week on MSsymptoms.me the posts will be on the “Art of Delegation”. It isn’t as easy as it might seem to let go and give a task to someone else. What if they don’t do it right? By delegating simple tasks I give myself freedom to get needed rest or to enjoy a bit more of life. Through delegation I empower those around me to share in responsibilities.
Image from: mightyrasing.com.