Doesn’t it feel like the most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest? Countless trips to and from your family’s house, catching up with old friends, and of course, managing it all around your work schedule – life gets a little crazy during the holidays.
With all of that traveling, remaining productive and maintaining a healthy work-life balance during the holiday season (and in general) can be hard. Thankfully, while technology can sometimes be seen as a distraction, it can also be a major help too.
To help you stay sane and keep you on track during the busy season, we’ve put together a few suggestions on how to use your smartphone to help you tackle the upcoming months:
- Manage Your Time: Not only does the Google Play store give you access to tons of apps that will help increase your productivity – like Evernote or Slack – but don’t forget to do the basics like using the calendar to manage your time. And make sure to have access to your favorite social media apps so you can stay engaged with your friends while on-the-go.
- Make Yourself Mobile: A large screen and long battery life give you the ability to work from wherever, without having to lug a large device from place to place. Plus, with smartphones like the ZMax Pro, you’ll get a 1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor and 32GB of internal memory, allowing you to quickly handle any task that’s thrown at you – so you can get back to your friends and family as soon as possible.
- Connect with Family: Can’t make it to see long distance family for the holidays? Don’t give yourself too hard of a time. Technology allows you to visit with family, no matter how far they are! Our favorite is Google’s Duo, a free video calling app that allows you to talk to your friends and family no matter where they are.
- Take a Break & Unplug: This one is incredibly important for maintaining a good balance – use technology to your advantage, but know when it’s time to shut it down. Get your work done and sign off when you can, allowing yourself some personal time helps to avoid burning out. Plus, you’ll be able to give your family and friends your undivided attention during the holidays!
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