Today’s digital age has brought a lot of good stuff for everyone. The world wide web has made this once seemingly wide world, smaller. In fact, you can reach people and send your message across with just a few touches of your fingertips. That’s how the Internet has connected us to one another.
Moreover, digital technology created opportunities for us to work remotely. Flexibility is one of the main benefits of the Internet, and just when we thought it would make work easier, sometimes it aids us being chained to our “office”.
Most companies have unconsciously expanded our working days to working nights and longer working hours. Whether you are aware of it or not, your working hours begin the exact moment you wake up and check your email. And it ends during bedtime after you send that last minute email. If your boss does it, you’ll even feel guilty if you don’t follow suit.
That’s also how the Internet has made work easier and harder for us. And you know it’s not all roses and rainbows.
While there is that big advantage that we are all enjoying now, the disadvantages are starting to overpower whatever good it brings to us, especially how it affects our health. You’ve heard about social media addiction, the harmful blue light, and the shortening of our attention spans. That’s why knowing how to balance career and health in this digital age is very important.
This article was first published by Thrive Global.