Technology has a stereotype attached to it that it creates more laziness in people's lives…
However, I believe it comes down to the individual and not the technology. You can't blame the tools for the time they free up for the users, that time can be spent on more productive tasks, whether you're using technology for leisure or work.
In today's post, I’ll be looking at three powerful ways technology can help you be more productive in life.
Technology is amazing for organisational purposes. Such as virtual to-do lists using platforms like Trello for automatically organising our contacts in our smartphones in the blink of an eye.
We often take these things for granted; you could wager that most young adults these days have never been through the strenuous task of writing out all their contacts information physically in a phone diary!
No matter what it is you to organise, technology has a solution for you. Through using apps on your smart devices to laptops and computers, you can organise your lifestyle hobbies and work files neatly.
What does this do for us? It saves us time when searching for things, and helps us to complete goals in a timely manner. When we have more time on our hands, we can devote that to productive tasks, such as taking time out for meditation and other self-improvement activities.
If someone needs to contact you, no matter where you are or what you're doing, if you have an internet connection or mobile reception you can be reached. At one point in time, this would have seemed impossible.
Thinking back to just a few decades ago, if you'd been told that there was a platform on the internet that meant you could tell almost everyone on Earth what you're doing at a given moment while traveling on an airplane at 35,000 feet, you'd have told them they were crazy.
Well, with Facebook and WiFi this is now a part of our regular daily experience.
This level of availability means that you can be reached to prepare plans and fix issues instantly, rather than problems escalating during your absence from the office or at home depending on the situation.
Most people in 2017 are only an email, text, instant message, or phone call away whenever you need them. The sheer amount of productivity this availability lends itself to is immense.
It goes without saying, technology is quick, accurate, and can help us complete tedious tasks in a “set and forget” fashion.
For example, if you run social media for your business, you may not always have the time to think up status updates and to post them sticking to a schedule.
But, services such as “Hootsuite” or “Buffer” alleviate this issue, as you can load in all your updates at once for a few days to a week or more, and then forget about social media until it's time to update your automation service again (which will prompt you to do so automatically!).
Sure we all want to engage with our followers and audience socially, but there are other areas of the business that could be focused on. Once all your social updates are taken care of through automation, you can take time out to focus on business growth, or other areas of your personal life that need attention.
There are hundreds of high-quality software and technological solutions that can provide automation for business and leisure related purposes.
Think of an area that's holding you back at present, something time consuming that you'd rather outsource to technology, then simply search the net for a solution; you'll be surprised at how many potential opportunities there are for you to take advantage of.
Wrapping things up…
Overall, through utilising technology for organisation, availability, and automation, you can significantly free up your time to focus on productive tasks in your personal and business related life.
Whether you want to devote more time to family activities, or you need more time to develop the next product release for your company, technology can come to the rescue.
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