“I deleted my work email account from my phone.”
An executive coaching client was filling me in on his recent promotion. Navigating the learning curve involved an overabundance of information. The obligations of his new responsibility threatened to invade every aspect of his life.
I admired Steve’s candor:
“I was constantly drawn to work emails at home. Even though none were an emergency, I ended up distracted from my family and lying awake at night. So… I deleted it.”
Steve did what so many of us should do—exercise control over at-home work distractions.
Life/work balance is not possible without boundaries.
Don’t get me wrong: Technology isn’t the problem. Our misuse of it is.
Phones are amazing tools to connect us with anyone around the world at any time. The question is: Are we utilizing them when we should be connecting with the person right in front of us?
- How is your use of technology getting in the way of your life/work balance?
- What is one healthy boundary you can set this week to prevent your device from becoming divisive?