A virtual assistant or virtual PA is mostly considered a helpful tool for business, a way for managements and owners of businesses to keep on top of their business meetings, connections with suppliers, emails and correspondence. Quite often, however, the way in which a virtual assistant helps the most is by helping you enjoy your personal life to the fullest. Here are a few ways in which they can do so.
When things get on top of you at work, your personal and private life can suffer. Not through your want of trying, but just because there isn’t enough time in the day to look after everything that you need to. One way in which you can reduce stress and take control of your personal life, whilst still focusing on your skills in work, is to ask your virtual PA for help. Every time you receive a notification of a task that you need to do in your personal life, whether it’s buying a present for a loved one, or organising a meal or returning faulty goods, ask your PA to take care of it on your behalf. That way you can focus on what you’re good at without losing out personally.
You’ve got a lot on your plate in the workplace, from meetings with clients and suppliers; to keeping on top of your workforce and ensuring they are happy and productive. Not only that, but your home life is busy too, especially if you have a family to look after. When have you got the time to de-stress and relax with friends? Your virtual PA can help you organise this time, just as they can with the work stuff. It’s no problem. They can book time into your calendar to give you that time to relax, can remind you of upcoming birthday’s and anniversaries and just make sure you have the time you need to stay upbeat and energised for family and friends.
Plan Your Staff Party Well
The social side of a workplace is important, and no more so at Christmas. As the boss you need to put on a good show at Christmas, whether it’s a party or a meal, and you know if it goes well you can foster a real sense of team belonging and togetherness that can only help the company in the New Year. Ask your PA to help you define the list of guests, and put together travel plans and booking arrangements on your behalf. The sooner the better, you don’t want to be left staring into the abyss of nowhere to go the week before Christmas and having to have an impromptu staff party in the office on the last day before you break for the holidays!
A virtual assistant is there to assist it’s as simple as that. Delegation is important as it allows you to focus on what you’re good at. If that means delegating important life admin tasks to your virtual PA you’ll be more productive at work, and more relaxed at home and with your friends.