The best tool to help you improve your work-life balance

Maria Eastman·

What's the best tool to help you improve your work-life balance?

Finding the right work-life balance isn't easy. Arrange is here to help.

Working from home has become the new normal for many people. The post-COVID era has us zooming and binge-watching Netflix with equal gusto. But one of the biggest challenges has been drawing the line between work and home when it’s all happening under one roof (or for some, in the same room). How do you turn it off at the end of the day? How do you find balance when everyone needs you, the computer is your lifeline to the outside world and your living room is now your office?

These are great questions. All of which we believe can be solved with one thing in particular: scheduling.

We all make grandiose plans, but scheduling helps execute them on time. Scheduling helps you to decide your priorities and allocate your resources accordingly. It also helps you to stay committed to what is essential, important, and legitimate, and stop grinding yourself to exhaustion.

A carefully crafted schedule can help you avoid the following pitfalls that can have an adverse effect on your work-life balance:

  • Do two or more things at once
  • Make your job your life
  • Prey on your own mind by overworking

Not to mention, scheduling is easy! Especially with Arrange. Here are 3 reasons why scheduling with Arrange is proven to help with work-life balance.

  1. Set boundaries

Use your calendar to block out times when you’re commuting, taking your kids to school, or when you’re getting focused work done, making sure you’re marked as unavailable. Scheduling “me time” or a short meditation break throughout the day, can help you step away from work and focus your energy elsewhere for a bit.

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Finding enough time to do everything in a day is challenging, but proactive scheduling can help prioritize your time.

Make the most of personal time

If you’re commuting to and from the office again, you may find yourself having less personal time. So the personal time you do have is extra important. When you schedule tasks during this time, you can ensure you’re really making the most of it!

Whether it’s more mundane tasks like grocery shopping, trash day reminders, or a closet clean-out or more exciting tasks like checking the live concert schedule in your area and planning an upcoming party, scheduling can help you check off those tasks when you’re actually available to do so.

  1. Reminders when you need them most

When you schedule using Arrange, ​​your reminders will automatically land on your calendar. Reminders keep our most important priorities top of mind, even through the chaos of everyday work life! Setting reminders to do something other than work is the first step to finding a better work-life balance.

Work-life balance is talked about a lot in the workplace, but for good reason. If you never separate work and personal life, you’ll find yourself feeling burnt out. So, join Arrange and schedule personal time into your life without the hassle of planning yourself.

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