Personal Assistant and Lover?
Learning to balance work and play can be hard, but it is not impossible. If you are in a relationship there is an added pressure to set aside quality time with your loved one. With so little time and so much to do, you can feel overwhelmed pretty fast. But I think I have a solution to your scheduling problems, and it is finding your very own personal assistant.
Now you are probably thinking “Where in the world can I find a personal assistant and more importantly, how can I afford one?” Well if you have a significant other, you have already found one. I recently tested this out with my boyfriend and so far it is working.
My boyfriend is the type to plan ahead, whereas I tend to go with the flow. For the past week, he has asked me multiple times when I will be free to make plans, and my answer is always the same: “I’ll let you know.” So the other night I decided to try something new. When he once again asked about my availability, I asked him for his help. Since my answer changed from the normal “I’ll let you,” he was quick to hear me out. I told him I needed help figuring everything out and ran by the idea of telling him all my upcoming events and having him write everything down. Surprisingly, he was completely down to help. In that moment, I knew I had successfully transformed my significant other into my own personal assistant. I threw out dates and names, and he wrote everything down. He even organized it emailed it to me when we were done.
How can you convince your boyfriend to double as your personal assistant for the day? Here are a couple tricks to try:
At first your significant other might not like the idea of helping you organize your life, and that is okay. You just need to convince him or her that it will help both of you in the end. It will help you plan ahead and let them see when you are available to hang out. They can even pencil in fun date nights while they are at it. That way they don’t have to wait on you to know when you are free.
If you involve yourself in planning your schedule, your significant other won’t feel used. Don’t just text them dates and events to figure out themselves, but talk to them over the phone or in person so it seems like you are just as involved. Talking out loud about your plans will also help you to not forget anything.
Make sure they know you really appreciate their help. Maybe treat them to lunch or a surprise gift to show you acknowledge they didn’t have to help you. This can also encourage them to help you out in the future.
Having a helping hand will help lessen your stress and make more time in your schedule. If your partner is willing to help out, take advantage of that in the most grateful way possible. That way you can maximize your time with business and pleasure.