Today’s digital age has brought a lot of good stuff for everyone and sometimes it can be potentially harmful. Here are ways to keep yourself in balance.
Today’s digital age has brought a lot of good stuff for everyone. The world wide web has made this once seemingly wide world, smaller. In fact, you can reach people and send your message across with just a few touches of your fingertips. That’s how the Internet has connected us to one another.
Moreover, digital technology created opportunities for us to work remotely. Flexibility is one of the main benefits of the Internet, and just when we thought it would make work easier, sometimes it aids us being chained to our “office”.
Most companies have unconsciously expanded our working days to working nights and longer working hours. Whether you are aware of it or not, your working hours begin the exact moment you wake up and check your email. And it ends during bedtime after you send that last minute email. If your boss does it, you’ll even feel guilty if you don’t follow suit.
That’s also how the Internet has made work easier and harder for us. And you know it’s not all roses and rainbows.
While there is that big advantage that we are all enjoying now, the disadvantages are starting to overpower whatever good it brings to us, especially how it affects our health. You’ve heard about social media addiction, the harmful blue light, and the shortening of our attention spans. That’s why knowing how to balance career and health in this digital age is very important.
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Helping make the world a better place by empowering people through writing. MaryAnne is a multi-passionate creative and entrepreneur in a love affair with writing. She writes to empower and inspire women. As an entrepreneur, she helps businesses achieve their business goals by providing assistance to business owners with mundane tasks. As a result of what she does, business owners are able to create for themselves work-life balance and focus on the more important things in their business. Her advocacies stemmed from her personal experiences with domestic violence and mental health issues. As a survivor of one of the world’s climate-related tragedies, through writing, she hopes to help heal a part of the world that has experienced what she went through.