- April 21, 2016
- by Ola Rybacka
- One comment
Many people find it frustrating to achieve productivity in their work and still find enough time to enjoy life’s pleasures. For some, the two are inseparable and one and the same. Whether you are running a business, managing an office or working from home; it is imperative that you maintain a healthy work-life balance. In order to achieve this goal, one should utilize online and offline time management tools.
How To Redesign Your Work-Life Balance?
Time Management – Offline
What is meant by offline time management tools?
These are mental methods you use to better manage your work-life balance.
We live in a competitive world that thrives on ever-changing technology. The 40-hour work week has become a faded memory for many who believe extra hours must be invested to achieve success. These excessive hours cannot help but clash with personal time and cause unnecessary stress with family and friends.
Managing your time offline in combination with online time management software can result in a harmonic blend of quality work and personal fun. It really comes down to knowing yourself. Only you know what makes you happy at work and at play.
You must analyze your own capabilities. You know when you are at your best and worst.
Some people are more productive early in the morning; others reach their full potential late at night. Focus on productivity during these peak times of energy.
A ‘good job’ can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.
Alain de Botton
It is vital that you know your limitations. Don’t take on more work than you can possibly do efficiently. Constructively plan out your projects and note how to eliminate possible distractions. Determine if you want to accomplish a lot of average work or concentrate on producing a lesser amount of great work.
Keep your mind calm and clear by only focusing on the things you can change and not the things you can’t. Work hard, but take many small breaks to refuel and focus on getting the most out of your free time.
Time Management – Online
Utilizing online time management tools with your offline tools of self-discipline can assist you in creating the optimal work-life balance. There are online software applications that are designed to help you track your time and effectively plan out your day. These apps offer many benefits and are very easy to use. You will find the cost of this software to be very reasonable when compared to the benefits they offer.
The first thing to remember is that what is right for someone else; may not be right for you. You have to find out which methods highlight your capabilities. If working late makes you happy, by all means do it.
If your goal is to be productive enough to stop working at a specific time and spend time with family and friends; make it happen. Use the online and offline tools at your disposal to increase efficiency, productivity, and a fulfilling work-life balance.