5 Surprising Ways To Find Work-Life Balance, According To Experts

Pompano Beach, FL., August 5, 2021 – The U.S. ranks lower for work-life balance compared to the global average. According to the 2021 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Better Life Index, the U.S. has a ranking of 29 out of 40 countries surveyed for work-life balance. While 93 percent of Americans work more than 50 hours in a week, they spend fewer hours as compared to the global average on self-care and relaxation.

Finding balance in life is vital to prevent burnout, improve life satisfaction and avoid stress-related chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, and depression. Experts share five surprising work-life balance tips that can help you lead a more fulfilling life.

Five surprising work-life balance tips

#1. Listen to music: Your commute to work represents your transition from non-work time to the workplace. Whether it is a ten-minute walk or a long commute, you can utilize the time to relax. Listen to your favorite music, a podcast, or even read a book if the commute is long. Mental Health America recommends listening to music at work as well. Studies show music helps reduce blood pressure levels, anxiety, and stress while fostering creativity, concentration, and productivity.

#2. Explore your core priorities: Psychologist Dr. Randy Simon, recommends determining what you value the most. Values relate to your core priorities such as personal interests, family, or a social cause. Determining the things you value the most can help you prioritize what matters to you and let go of the ones that are less important.

#3. Take care of your health: According to work-life balance expert, Mary LoVerde, people stop doing the things that will support them when they are stressed and feel a lack of balance in life. The first things they give up are the healthy habits of eating well, exercising, and getting adequate sleep.

The expert recommends getting anywhere from seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night to improve energy levels, reduce stress and enhance cognitive function. Regular exercise lowers depression while improving heart health and overall fitness. Eating healthy will help avoid nutrient deficiencies that can contribute to physical and mental illnesses. Dr. Simon also advocates meditation to improve sleep, lower stress levels, and reset your mind.

#4. Set realistic goals: Research shows that when people have more control over work, the less their stress levels. Prioritize your tasks at work each day with a “to do” list and set realistic goals on deadlines and workload. Eliminate non-essential tasks and conversations that drain your energy and waste your time.

#5. Work smarter, not harder: Your intensity of focus on the task matters more than the length of time you dedicate to the task. While the peak productivity time is different for each individual, psychology professor Dr. Dan Ariely believes two hours after waking up is when productivity levels peak for most people. The productivity window lasts for 2.5 hours. For instance, if you wake up at 7 am, your productivity may be at its peak between 9 am to 11.30 am. Handling the most challenging tasks during this window is a smart way to find balance in your life.

CookieApp Releases Football Betting Tips Application Using Artificial Intelligence

Skopje, April 30, 2018: CookieApp is a leading mobile app developer based in Skopje, Macedonia. This company recently releases Football Chat AI, a new football betting tips application using Artificial Intelligence technology. By taking advantage of AI and machine learning, this app is able to deliver more accurate football score prediction and even has the potential to revolutionize the industry.

This app is ready to download from Google Play Store and App Store. Artificial Intelligence or AI on this app used for involve data gathering to predict future outcomes, and the company have utilized this technology in their business. 

Football Chat AI app is developed by CookieApp. The goal of the development of this app is to provide more reliable tools for users to help them make more accurate predictions about the result of football games.  This app displays the live scores of popular leagues, game analysis and also accurate predictions powered by AI. It is available to download in iOS and Android devices.

“In five years’ time AI will be an inseparable component of a football betting tips app and we want to be a part of that important era. For now, Football Chat AI App is capable to predict who will come out as a winner from a game. But in the future, we want our app to be able to be like a personal assistant, like Siri, that can even help users deciding on what to bet,” said Aleksandar Aleksandrov, the founder and CEO of CookieApp.

Setting up the app is simple and easy.  With the deep analysis and accurate prediction of the game presented by this app, users will have more information about the game which will drive them to make more rational and responsible betting decisions.

Download the app on the links below:

Google play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.footballscore.mobile

App Store : https://appsto.re/mk/NQ_7ab.i

About CookieApp

CookieApp is a mobile app development company based in Skopje, Macedonia. One of its latest app is Football chat AI, a football betting tips application using Artificial Intelligence. The CEO and founder of the company, Aleksandar Aleksandrov, graduated from Univerzitet Sv. Kiril i Metodij with a Bachelor degree on Internet and Mobile Technologies and has years of experiences developing web and mobile applications.

For more information please visit: www.footballscorechat.com  

Links of social media:

https://www.facebook.com/footballscorechat/

https://twitter.com/ScoreChat

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bht9LWsHliY/?taken-by=footballscorechat

 

Company Name:

CookieApp

footballscorechat@gmail.com

+38977602076

Contact Name:

Aleksandar Aleksandrov CEO, CTO

State

Macedonia

Tried and True – Time Management Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

NEWPORT BEACH, California – (October 17, 2017) – We all have the same 24 hours in each day, but for many people numerous hours in each day are wasted. Rather than wishing for more hours in the day, as is commonly done, entrepreneurs can be more successful when they get serious about managing their time better. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average adult under the age of 65 watches 2.7 hours of television per day, demonstrating where some of our time is going each day. Being a successful entrepreneur takes focus, dedication, and the ability to manage one’s time effectively, yet not everyone knows what that looks like or how to make it happen.

“We all live on borrowed time. I think about time management and how to hack it on a regular basis,” explains serial entrepreneur Alex Dastmalchi, chief operating officer of the Dastmalchi company. “It is the most precious investment that I make and I’d like to get the best ROI that I can for every single minute I spend in my day.

 If every entrepreneur got serious about what they will get in return for the way they are spending their time, they would begin to see areas that need improvement. Entrepreneurs need to prioritize and keep in mind what is important to them, so they can manage their time accordingly. For Alex Dastmalchi, having a great work ethic and personal life balance is extremely important to him. If he doesn’t manage his time well, then the time he invests in his work can cut into his time with his family.

One of the mistakes that many entrepreneurs make is that they don’t manage their work time well, which gives them less time to spend with their family or doing other things they love. By making efficient time management a priority in his life, Alex Dastmalchi has been able to become a successful entrepreneur, as well as have the personal life with his family that is so important to him and many others.

 Alex Dastmalchi offers these tried and true time management tips that every entrepreneur should know:

·         Meetings. Most meetings are a total waste of time and not necessary. Most meetings that are scheduled for 30 minutes could be cut down to 15. Collectively, that is a lot of time being put into a meeting when you add up all the time of everyone attending it. If you think that a meeting you have on your schedule is not necessary, don’t hesitate to cancel. You are not being polite by attending a meeting. Rather, you are in fact stealing time away from all others as well. Conference calls are much more efficient.

·         Avoid time thieves. We all know people who are time thieves. Be direct with them and let them know that they are wasting your time. If you don’t put an end to it the amount of time they steal from you will quickly add up over the year.

·         Emails. This is consistently the number one culprit for stressing people out and wasting valuable time. Use a few simple management hacks to manage it. These include telling everyone you will not take the time to read messages where you are in the CC field. If the message you are sending to someone doesn’t require a response, start your email by stating “no response required.” Refrain from using emails as a micro-management tool. You do not need to be involved in every conversation. Also, use tools such as SaneBox to help manage your emails.

·         Action items. Sending an email, making a call or meeting in person is inefficient unless you walk in and away with action items. Make sure that you always know what the next steps are for all parties involved that have due dates attached to them for follow up.

·         Change expectations. There is a fascinating concept called Parkinson’s Law, which states that we always expand our work to fill the time we have available to complete it. Keeping this in mind, set shorter deadlines. It is much better to miss a deadline every now and then rather than waste your valuable time.

·         Keep a list. Create a “not to do list.” This is where you can save a ton of time. Often, we spend our time on stuff that doesn’t pay any dividend at all.

·         Manage projects. Follow these simple steps to manage projects: eliminate, automate, delegate. First, look at what you can eliminate.  Next, determine what you can automate.  Finally, find as much as you can that you can delegate.

·         Value your time. If you can find someone to do a task for less than the value of your time, go for it. This is an excellent strategy that can help you do more and make more money. Some of the things that Alex Dastmalchi hires people to do include grocery shopping, meal prep, and he routinely hires freelancers to work on projects.

·         Prioritize tasks. The Pareto Principle says that we spend 80% of our time on things that yield no more than 20% of the results. Prioritize all of your tasks, such as urgent, important, not important, and work accordingly.

“If entrepreneurs want to be successful and make a lot of money, they need to get greedy with their time,” added Dastmalchi. “I am very greedy with how much time I spend for almost everything I do. This allows me to be a successful entrepreneur, and have plenty of time to spend it with loved ones. It’s all about making the best use of our 24 hours each and every day.”

Dastmalchi is a successful serial entrepreneur in America whose roots started in war-torn Iran. His corporation distributes products worldwide that all lend valuable solutions to consumers. His team works carefully to determine their packaging, branding, sourcing, and marketing strategy. Some of the brands in the Dastmalchi portfolio include Vanity Planet, Bradford Watch Co., Dazzlepro, Vitagoods, Kove, I Cook By Color, and recently acquired Gretchen Christine lifestyle brands from celebrity designer Gretchen Rossi. For more information on the company, visit: http://dastmalchi.com.