Perhaps you’re worried about forgetting one of the many tasks on your mental list (you’ve not had time to sit down and commit it to paper). Or maybe you have a whole bunch of things that keep getting put off — like sorting out that niggling problem with your computer, or organizing your files — and you just know that this is eventually going to result in a crisis situation.
Do you live by the motto, “If you want a job done well, do it yourself?” And do you feel stressed out, rushed, or anxious a lot of the time?
The truth is, you don’t need to do everything yourself. Good delegation is an important part of time management: it means figuring out which tasks you can hand over to other people, and passing them on in a timely fashion, so that your colleague (or family member) can get them done before a necessary deadline. [read]