Working & Living: Finding a Balance

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone wants to “do it all” – someone who can easily juggle a full workload, time with family, and be able to squeeze in a little fun on the side. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. For most, managing career demands and a personal life is difficult, but it can be done with a little bit of extra work (and some help). While there is no correct formula to maintain that healthy work-life balance, here are a few ways you can make your personal and professional life mesh – without burning out:
  1. Manage Time Wisely. Staying on track is key to maintaining a balanced life. Set goals for yourself, whether it’s throughout the work day, or over a longer period of time, and stick to them. Manage time, avoid procrastination, and watch the clock so that when it hits 5pm, you’re out the door on time.
  2. Use Technology to Your Advantage. Technology makes life easier, it’s as simple as that. Work with a device, like the VAIO S, that doesn’t interrupt your work flow and helps turn out projects quickly through its powerful Intel® Core™ i7 processor and fast sold-state drive – ensuring you’ll get your work done without any interruptions.
  3. Telecommute. If your office allows you to telecommute, take time to do so, especially during the holiday season. Working from home or taking to the road is a good way to get out of the office while still remaining productive. With a notebook made for mobility, like the VAIO Z, you’ll have access to a powerful Intel® Core™ i7 processor and still get 15 hours of battery life, which will keep you on track while on-the-go.
  4. Set Priorities. Whether this means making a to-do list for work obligations or deciding what’s most important between your career and personal life, prioritizing your life will help you balance and breathe easier.
  5. Unplug. This last one is essential, especially during the upcoming holiday season – while technology can be helpful in many ways, it’s also important to allow yourself personal time to avoid burning out. To maintain a healthy work-life balance, make sure you fully unplug and sign off to spend time with the family or doing something you love.
What’re some of the ways you maintain a balance in your life? Share with us on social media using the hashtag #HowIVAIO!