Maintaining a work-life balance can be much harder than taking a long vacation once a year. There are many professionals who struggle to find a balance between spending quality time with their family while maintaining or advancing their professional career. Between bedtimes and urgent emails, setting your boundaries, both at home and at work can be a huge struggle. Thankfully, we’re not alone, and once again the tech world has come up with ways to help navigate the nuances of being a busy professional. Here are some of the best apps to help with balance and setting boundaries.
If the temptation to respond to a late-night email is too much, you might want to check out BreakFree. BreakFree will track time spent on certain apps and can be programmed to block them during specific time settings. This app helps put into perspective how much time is spent using your phone during family time or sleeping hours.
If you find yourself playing catch-up late at night, productivity might be the problem. Apps flike Focus Booster set time frames for specific tasks and projects and limits your accessibility to other applications that might distract you. This app can help you get through your daily work goals and free up your evening for time with your family or friends.
Part of maintaining a healthy work-life balance is being able transition into and out of work easily. It’s not always easy to enter into “family mode” after a stressful day. Pacifica helps ease that transition by offering tools for coping with anxiety and stress. This app not only helps track your mood and health but also offers relaxation techniques, a peer support community, and weekly progress reports.
Staying organized helps you keep your week well balanced. Using a planner like Week Plan allows you to carve out time for both your personal and professional life, and it even accounts for surprises or unexpected tasks. When you wake up with an idea or breakthrough for a project your working on, just jot it down in the Brain Dump section, and get back to living life (or catching some Z’s).
Managing your career and personal life is hard- but it doesn’t have to be impossible. These apps might just do the trick if you’re looking for something to give you a boost when it comes to finding the perfect balance. What’s been working for you when it comes to setting a healthy balance between work and life?