Thriving Mama Thursday: Overwhelmed? Delegate

Dear Thriving Mamas,  Happy Thursday!
Are you delegating whenever possible?  I reviewed the definition of “delegate” to help us all put it into practice more often after someone asked me why I was doing a particular task my kids could easily do themselves!

delegate     (Verb)

    • Entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself: “she delegates routine tasks”.
    • To give a particular job, duty, right, etc. to someone else so that they do it for you
    • to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another -“a manager who is reluctant to delegate authority to subordinates

      Synonyms- hand over, give over, pass, transfer, entrust, turn over, transmit, deliver, recommend…
      Related Words- assign, release, confer, submit, bequeath, hand in, distribute

      And interestingly here are words that mean the oposite of “to delegate” (Antonyms)- detain, hold back, reserve, withhold, take over, possess, occupy, hold, keep, retain. (from http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/delegate[verb)Delegate tasks

      So are you delegating whenever possible? at work? at home? in your other roles?  A client recently told me she had trouble accepting compliments on directing a project with her church.  She said ” but everyone else did the work, all I did was delegate and organize tasks”.  And I said “delegating tasks a skill that not every one has developed, so accept the compliment and take credit you deserve!”

      Ponder this over the weekend!
      Cheers, Rachel

 
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