September 27, 2017
It’s no surprise that business owners spend a great deal of time on their computers and mobile devices. In today’s technology-driven work world, it’s inevitable. With the ease of connectivity, it’s hard to get away from the office and truly live offline, even for short bursts of time. So much so that our work lives tend to infiltrate our personal lives more and more—creating an unhealthy balance between business and your personal down time.
Everyone needs time away from the grind to properly reenergize, which is why taking time off of work and remaining unplugged while you’re out is important. Here are a few suggestions to help you live out of the office and offline more often.
There’s no doubt that the internet has transformed our businesses and our lives. However, like most things, balance is the key. Take time daily—or at least weekly—to do some of the activities suggested above or to incorporate some of your own favorite offline pursuits. Chances are, you’ll find that doing so will improve the overall quality of your life.
Summer’s here, and the world is opening up again. However, not everyone feels comfortable traveling just yet. And that’s fine—there’s lots of fun to be found in every area. Here are some ideas to help you and your family have an enjoyable summer close to home.
If you’ve ever yawned your way through a wordy, boring document, you might have wondered if your own writing was as hard to understand. Luckily, there’s a great tool to measure the readability of your writing, and it’s as close as your word processor. (Note: For this article, we use Microsoft Word as our example. Details will vary if you use another application.)
Over the past year, we’ve all spent more time than usual at home—which may mean you’ve paid more attention to your utility bills than in previous years. If you’ve noticed a creep upward, here are some easy ways to help keep your energy costs down.