Several hours of our days are spent working, as well as using technology. Where and when we do our work has a big impact on how we feel about ourselves, how we engage with those closest to us, and on our overall satisfaction with life. Technology can help make our lives simpler, if we understand how to manage it and make it work for us.
Technology such as phones, computers, tablets, and email are amazing things! How did we ever live without them?!? But sometimes, the very items that we have in our lives to be tools can create more chaos than they alleviate. Your files and downloads seem to fall into a black hole, never to be seen again. Your email inbox feels perpetually full, many emails never read or dealt with. Perhaps you have hundreds, or even thousands, of digital photos somewhere on your computer, but you can’t find the one you want. These, and many other scenarios like them, can be overwhelming, and can make it difficult to accomplish regular tasks that are a part of everyday life. Working together, we can come up with systems and strategies to organize your technology and information in ways that will best help you.
Most people spend about half of their waking hours earning income. If you are one of those people, whether you work for yourself or for someone else, it can make a huge difference if your work space functions well for you each day. Maybe you don’t have any flexibility about where your dedicated space is, but maybe you do have options when it comes to how organized that area is. If you do have some control over where, and possibly when, you work, then it’s optimal to think through what your ideal working conditions are. Do you like a loud, busy environment, or a quiet one? Do you like to work alone, or in a roomful of people? Are you at your best early in the morning, or in the evening? Any of these factors that you can alter to fit you better will make your days flow easier. I’d love to talk through these things with you, and help you come up with a space and routine that are best for you!
Having a work space and schedule that fit us as well as possible can make a dynamic difference in our lives. Learning how to effectively use the technology available to us can also be hugely beneficial. Our efforts will be more productive and we will be able to step away at the end of the day feeling accomplished and satisfied. Contact me, and let’s figure out ways to make your work and technology more efficient and more enjoyable.