These days, it’s so easy to get stressed, especially for millenials who have so much to keep up with – both in terms of work and social life. It’s so easy to be overwhelmed, but luckily, technology can still work to their benefit.
That said, here are 10 ways that technology can help you achieve work-life balance.
1.Open Communication Lines
When you’re so occupied with work, it’s hard to set up get-togethers with friends, or find time to go out with the family. But, through Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, it’s easy to ask your family and friends how they’re doing. You can set up group chats, and basically just talk to the people close to you—even while you’re away! Having a good support system creates a good work-life balance—and can keep you grounded at all times.
2.A Chance to Be Yourself
So many people get lost in the face of work that they forget to do the things they are passionate about, and to even reflect about their lives. Creating a blog can help you do just that, and more! You can set up a personal blog to talk about how your life is going, or one dedicated to reviewing books, of places where you have been, or dining places you have tried. At least, you’ll always have something to look forward to.
Today’s busy lifestyle can make you feel so tired that you’d rather sleep than go to the mall. However, with the help of online shopping sites such as Amazon, you can easily buy what you want or need with just a click of a button.
Color Switch, Candy Crush, Blossom Blast, Clash of Clans…these are just some of the games that millennials love to play these days. Having some games on your phone or tablet can easily lessen the stress you’re feeling—and help you escape your busy life even for just a short while.
5.Entertaining and Informative Articles
Another amazing thing about the internet is that you have sites like Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, and Listverse that contain easy-to-read articles about anything and everything under the sun. When you’re tired of typing and reading for work, you can always rely on these websites to take your mind away from your stressful work.
6.Catching Up on Your Hobbies
You want to listen to music? – There’s Youtube and Spotify for you. You want to draw? – You can download Sketchbook Express. There are groups that you can join that cater to whatever your hobby may be. The internet is a vast place that has so much to offer.
7.A Semblance of Fandom
Some millenials feel great when they have people around them—even virtually—who like the same things they like. With the internet, you have Tumblr where you can easily express your love for movies, TV shows, and more by means of gifs, and writing about them. You can even write and read fanfiction—or follow your favorite celebrities, and talk to them via Twitter, too!
8.Catching Up on the News
Having a short attention span is common to millenials, but that does not mean they can no longer pay attention to whatever’s happening around them. With the help of Twitter, you get a concise collection of news—so you can easily know what’s going on even without clicking links.
When you’re at work the whole day, you might find it hard to catch up on your favorite television shows. But, with the help of streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, you can just subscribe and watch the shows and movies you want—without any hassle!
Finally, you have productivity apps like Evernote, or Todoist that make it so easy to keep track of what you have to do—and what you want to do! These are interactive calendars and note-taking apps that help you balance your personal life and career.
It’s not easy to be a millennial—but with the help of technology, you can surely have a better, more fulfilling life!