Technology advancement has brought many positive changes in the work place. Things are done fast. Communication is instant. Expenses have been reduced. The list is endless. However, the same technology if not used well has contributed to poor employee performance. How can we then make sure that we don’t let our performance be affected by the same technology we depend on?
Make informed choices on time.
We should only spend so much time responding to communication that absolutely requires our input.
Some fascinating research reveals that we receive a little dopamine rush whenever there is something new in the email inbox.
It’s worth looking aside non-important messages allowing you more time to concentration doing something new instead of chilling a new message.
Look for time to put away technology.
Plan for special times when you won’t engage with technology. If utilizing technology, create a new type of flow so you don’t lose yourself touch with reality.
Your presence, the most precious connection with anyone.
Social networking has brought us closer together but nothing can take place of one-on-one contact.
Your keen attention becomes the most valued aspect you can give someone else with less temptation to multi-task; tweeting or emailing. This can help us tame the compulsion to connect digitally when it compromises physical connection.
Prioritize doing vital things and letting go of any baggage.
There are a handful of tasks you don’t really need to finish but still feel obliged to.
Instead of assuming you have an endless tasks-list,leaving you with no time at the end of the day, prioritize what’s important to you and what you can do later. It’s acceptable not to do everything. It’s alright to not update your blog daily. You need time to be away.
Allow clear mental space by engaging in few commitments.
We get sucked into technology and to-do lists that many of us don’t constantly honor what we need to do to keep physical and emotional well-being. Taking small monotony breaks commitments e.g. one minute meditation or four minutes exercising help to cut free.
This is like an assignment of the things you need to do by yourself before you get to work with others, if you’re to be at your most balanced self.
Track your day’s presence in battery life.
Make it fun other than considering it another responsibility.
If your phone’s battery’s about to die at the end of the day or you need to charge it multiple times, you’re badly hooked into your gadget. You have lived your day mindfully if you can get to the end of the day with some life left.