Guest Post: How using the iPad can improve your work-life balance

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In this progressively more connected world, technology is becoming increasingly important to many people’s lives. People are now able to work longer hours, whilst relying on technology to assist them in the organisation and implementation of their lives. With the announcement that 4G is right around the corner for many in the UK, we are taking another step toward using technology in everything we do, whether it is watching television to alleviate the boredom of travelling or sharing files at work whilst on the move.

With such rapid progression, it can often be difficult to find the right work balance, so for those of you who have just invested in one of the new iPad mini deals, we have put together a few ideas of how the iPad can help you find the perfect blend and hopefully a more fulfilling life, both at home and work.

  • Relax and Rest Guided Meditations: Sometimes work can just take over your life. Stress levels go up whilst relaxation times go down. Not only will this app help you learn and understand how to meditate in your own time, it can be tailored to your needs so that if you only have a short amount of time available, you can still take the time to appreciate this app. You can even listen to the variety of meditations with or without music depending on your preference.
  • Evernote: The app that will help you organise your life better. Many of us are guilty of wasting time through lack of organisation. Whether that means forgetting appointments or double-booking badminton with a business meeting, Evernote will help organise everything in your life from your weekly bills to appointments. You can take notes at work, write your shopping list when you have five minutes spare and even sort out your next holiday. A great app for those who have a lot going on and want a better balance for work and social lives.
  • Netflix: This is the ideal app for those who find themselves stuck in hotel rooms or always on the move. Had a long day at work and need something to alleviate the boredom, then download this subscription app and sit back and relax while your favourite movie or TV show is streamed directly to your device. You can even rate your favourite movies so that Netflix can make suggestions.
  • Relax and Sleep Well: For many people, one of the biggest problems caused by working hard is an inability to sleep afterwards. Arriving home from work very late, followed by a quick bite to eat, often leaves people exhausted yet unable to sleep. This calming and tranquil app will help relax you so that you may better enjoy a peaceful sleep and wake feeling refreshed. With more sleep you will often be able to concentrate better at work and perhaps have more energy for a social life as well.

Hopefully with the assistance of one or more of these apps for the iPad you will start to feel better in no time. Whilst work is important to many of us the right balance is essential if you want to enjoy life and live a healthy and stress-free life.

Author Bio: Kerry Butters provides this information on improving you work life balance on behalf of Broadband Genie, the consumer information website for finding iPad mini deals.