If you’re feeling overstretched with excessive holiday commitments and a desire to please everyone, know that you’re not alone. Studies on holiday stress show that almost 70 percent of Americans experience anxiety due to a time crunch in November and December. One way to reduce stress is to reach out for help. Hiring a personal assistant will ensure you have time to devote to what’s most important this time of year: family and friends. Here are some things you can do by hiring holiday help from Potomac Concierge:
1) Eliminate Time Spent in Long Lines
There’s no need for you battle the crowds at the shopping mall or wait in long lines at the post office. Have a personal assistant take over the mundane tasks while you focus on more important ones.
2) Delegate Greeting Cards
It’s always nice to send out holiday cards the old-fashioned way. Your personal assistant can select the perfect greeting, address all those envelopes, and even ensure any overseas cards are mailed on time.
3) Get Gift Ideas for the Difficult-To-Buy-For
We all have people on our shopping lists who are anything but easy to shop for. At Potomac Concierge, we have a network of associates who brainstorm, helping clients across the board. Our team will help come up with great gift ideas and we’ll do the research to ensure you get the best deal.
4) Keep Within Budget
Many people feel financial stress over the holidays, especially if they’re apt to overspend. A personal assistant will present you with a plan and will work within your budget to ensure gift and party expenses are controlled.
5) Be the Best Boss Ever
It’s a good idea to show appreciation to your employees and clients over the holidays. But card writing, gift purchasing, and party planning all take up so much time. Ask Potomac Concierge to take over.
6) Maintain Your Workout Routine
Keeping fit during the busy holiday season goes a long way in controlling stress levels. You need time for the gym or outdoor activities, no matter where you are. Have your assistant find you the perfect trainer or even a gym near your in-laws’ so you can still work out when you’re traveling
7) Have Backup for Unexpected Tasks
Guess what: Your brother’s coming for Christmas Eve, and he just announced he’s bringing his new girlfriend. Don’t panic – ask your personal assistant to find the perfect gift for the last-minute guest. From assistance decorating the house, wrapping gifts, finding a reputable catering company, or making travel arrangements, a personal assistant can help with it all.
8) Set Up Peace-of-Mind House Checks
Enjoy your holiday family getaway without worrying about the house in your absence or burdening a neighbor. A personal assistant will bring in the mail, water the flowers, feed the fish, check for leaks, and supervise any work you may want tackled while you’re away.
Make sure this is a joyous season and not a time of stress. Contact Potomac Concierge today and we’ll have one of our experienced personal assistants help you with anything—or everything. Happy Holidays!!