Ways To Use Technology To Find Your Work-Life Balance
Nowadays we are always have to make tough choices about stuff that matters the most in our lives. It can stuff like doing overtime or spending time with your loved one, professional growth or spending time with your friends etc. These are the daily dilemmas every employee has to face, irrespective whether they like it or not. Having a perfect work life balance is a difficult task faced right from the employees to CEOs. But it can be achieved if few things are just done right.
Let’s look at how technology can be friend in this task to have a successful professional life along with a contented personal life.
Cut down on major time-wasters
Though the average work hours for any one is 8 to 9 hours, most of us work on 5 to 6 hours in a day. Rest of the productive time goes in various time wasters. Install an app that traces your productive time and can help you recognise actions which waste your time. That way you can avoid them. Rescue Time is an app that offers a detailed analysis of your day’s activity on your PC, it even obstructs access to social media site to help have a better focus.
Lot of work can get done by avoiding less important meetings. You can opt for online teamwork tools that help you keep track on projects and delegate work. Asana is an app that helps you keep track on project deadlines, it also helps you correspond with your team members immediately, by avoiding physical meetings.
Exercise and eat healthy
For a fit body and mind, exercise and eating healthy are the best mantras. With technology it will help you achieve your goal for a healthy lifestyle. Avoid eating junk food and get home cooked food at work. That will keep you away from cafeteria’s unhealthy greasy food. To count you calories install MyFitnessPal which will help you count the calories and make healthy food choices.
Opt for work from home
If you have a long commute to work, you can suggest your company to work from home. That way you save on travel time and get lots done in that much time. Working remotely helps you have comfort as well as independence. Also you can opt for telecommuting, as now the market is loaded with apps. There is Skype if you have to have an important meeting.
By shopping online you will save lots of time, be it grocery shopping or shopping for clothes. There are so many websites available, all you need to do is login, place your order and the stuff will be delivered at your door step. You also get great deals and discount. There are websites such as Bigbasket.com or Myntra.com.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 12, 2015 7:23 AM UTC