Determine if delegating is OK. Do you really need to do a particular task – or can you have someone else help you or take over completely? Maybe you can hire a professional. For instance, you might hire a professional organizer to help you get a handle on your unruly closet. You might hire a landscaper to work on the tougher parts of your lawn. Or you might hire a tutor to help you prepare for your exam or write up that research paper. Or you might hire a babysitter for several hours so you can focus on work.