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How to separate work from your life: upcoming challenge starting now (Read 2708 times)

PowerJet

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Hi!
The problem of the new work where you either have an app on your smartphone/tablet from your work, or where you have social network and you get notification from colleagues while it is 1 AM and you watch a TV show or when you work at home is: how to separate work from my life? When should I stop working? When should I start? And, mainly, how to not get too much distracted

This is a problem we will have to solve quickly because this problem is more and more happening and the workforce of West countries shouldn't go lower than it is because of too much distraction, lack of pauses, or problem to clearly identify when we can really allow ourselves to play the brand new game on a X-Box.

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It's been getting more and more difficult for people to disengage from work at the end of the day.
Like you said, when you're constantly getting notifications from your coworkers, and you can hear your work email pinging from your phone every 5 minutes, it's so hard to relax and recharge. 
One thing I like to do is turn off my phone's data once I'm home for the evening.  If I need to check something I can always use my laptop, but otherwise I'm completely disconnected from work.  It really helps me decompress at the end of the day when I know I'm going to have at least a few hours where I don't have to think about work issues.
This would probably be more of a challenge for people who are on their phones more, since I mostly use mine for texting anyway.
Maybe some sort of app that could block notifications from coworkers and your work accounts during certain hours?

 
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