How To Stay Connected As Employees: Tips And Tricks

Two focuses of my blog are Health/Wellness and Workplace Discussions. A level of wellness is at the workplace. In addition to being places to earn a living, there is an interpersonal component to them. The following contributed post is entitled, How To Stay Connected As Employees: Tips And Tricks.

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It can be challenging to stay connected as employees when we’re constantly on the go. Between work, travel, and family obligations, it seems like there’s never enough time in the day. But staying connected is essential for both our professional and personal lives. This blog post will share some tips and tricks for staying connected while on the go.

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1) Use technology to your advantage

Several apps and websites can help you stay connected with your colleagues and clients. For example, slack is an excellent tool for keeping in touch with co-workers, and WhatsApp is perfect for staying in touch with friends and family members. Click here to see how to launch a social group using this app.

If you’re traveling for work, make sure to download the airline’s app so you can easily keep track of your flight times and gate changes. And if you’re going to be working remotely, there are a number of tools like Google Hangouts and Skype that can help you stay connected with your team.

Technology can be a great asset when it comes to staying connected, but it’s important to use it wisely. Be mindful of how often you check your email or messages and try to limit your use of technology when you’re with family or friends.

2) Make time for face-to-face interactions

In today’s digital world, it’s easy to forget the importance of face-to-face interactions. But there’s nothing like being in the same room with someone to connect genuinely.

If you can, make an effort to have face-to-face meetings with your colleagues and clients, even if it means traveling. And when you’re home, take advantage of opportunities to interact with people in person. Attend a networking event, go for coffee with a friend, or have dinner with your family.

Making time for face-to-face interactions may require some extra effort, but it’s worth it if it means staying connected with the people who matter most to you.

3) Be present in the moment

When we’re constantly on the go, it can be easy to lose track of time and start living in the future. But if we want to stay connected with our loved ones, it’s important to be present at the moment.

The next time you’re with your family or friends, put away your phone and focus on being fully present. Listen to what they’re saying, ask them questions about their lives, and really engage in the conversation. You’ll be surprised how much more connected you feel when you’re truly present in the moment.

4) Make time for yourself

It’s just as important to make time for ourselves as it is for others. When we’re constantly on the go, it can be easy to forget about our own needs. But if we want to stay connected, we need to take some time for ourselves.

Make sure you schedule some “me” time each week. Relax in a bathtub, read your favorite book, or take a walk outdoors. Take some time to recharge and rejuvenate so you can continue to give your best selves to those around you.

Staying connected can be challenging, but it’s definitely doable with these tips and tricks. Use the tools that work best for you, and don’t be afraid to experiment until you find what works best for you. And most importantly, be present at the moment and enjoy the company of those around you.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.