Latina moms are often referred to as “supermoms. We are on top of everything, we know everyone’s schedule, and we run a career, a business, and a family all at the same time.
It’s a configuration we have inherited from our mothers, grandmothers, and ancestors, and it makes us increasingly rigid when it comes to asking for help or learning to delegate.
In our culture, delegating may seem irresponsible — even if we are secretly convinced that for something to go well, we have to do it ourselves.
But dear Latina moms, it’s time to learn the subtle art of delegating, a change in our patterns that can help us with our mental health, and with breaking generational curses that have been holding us back for too long.
Ah, here’s the million-dollar question. Let’s think of this new skill as something that goes beyond motherhood. Delegating is a human thing, and it is the success of millions of people around the world.
In fact, in the business world, knowing how to delegate is critical to the success of any company.
The delegation consists of entrusting work, responsibility, and authority to someone else who is part of your team or family. This involves assigning a level of autonomy in decision-making and encourages completing a given task to achieve a desirable result.
Better yet, delegation allows us to educate our family in making the best use of their time and skills, helping them in their personal growth and development.
At the same time, it generates confidence and security, in addition to taking off some of the countless tasks we have in our daily schedules.
Some benefits of delegating are:
- Efficiency in the home
- Development of our children’s skills
- Development of the feeling of responsibility
- It gives you time to focus on other tasks and yourself.
- Builds confidence in the home
How to start delegating?
First of all, ask yourself: are there any of your chores that can be done by someone else in the household? It’s as simple as asking the kids to pick up their toys, your husband to chop the salad ingredients, and asking for professional help when needed.
That wall to paint, that chair to repair, can be solved with a phone call and will buy valuable time for your life and needs.
Finally, remember that you have a support network. Call your friends and family and ask them to lend a hand with those errands you don’t have time to run. Just remember that it’s a two-way street; make yourself available to your loved ones to help them with whatever they need.
After all, our community is stronger and healthier when we all help each other.