Technology gets a bad rap sometimes. It can increase anxiety, especially if we check our social media constantly or are endlessly on our smartphones, but the opposite can also be true. Technology can actually reduce stress, as long as you find the technology that works for you and your business.
It Can Save You Time
It’s amazing how all the little things can take so much time. For example, creating invoices, sending them out, and filing them away once paid can take the better part of the day. That doesn’t include the time you would spend searching for archived invoices, or reminding clients of an invoice that is past due.
Instead of doing it all the old fashioned way, choose invoice automation. The right software can help your business send invoices quickly and easily, as well as keep track of invoices so they can be located in the future.
Another benefit of using this kind of software is that it will greatly improve data accuracy, providing you with a more accurate picture of your business, which will certainly reduce confusion and stress.
It Can Keep You Organized
Keeping things organized isn’t easy. That’s especially the case if you have multiple people on your team. Make things easier by choosing an application that will make keeping everything organized easier.
For example, Trello allows you to use boards, lists, and cards to organize projects and prioritize them for the members of your team. The interface is extremely intuitive, so cards can quickly and easily be moved to demonstrate when they’re being worked on and when they are completed. You can even create separate boards for different teams, further enabling you to keep things organized.
It Can Help You Take Control of Your Inbox
Most business professionals spend way more time on email than they would like. Digging through messages and determining which ones need to be responded to and when can be a full-time job in and of itself!
Take control of your inbox and you’ll take control of your anxiety too. That means learning all the tools that are at your disposal.
For example, Gmail has underutilized, yet helpful, features that include:
- Smart reply that enables you to choose from a few different quick responses that you can send immediately.
- Mute emails that come from group threads that are no longer relevant.
- Integrated search enables you to search your Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and more at the same time.
- Individual folders can be set up for different categories to save time.
All email platforms have their own features. Taking the time to learn all of the features of your email program can save you stress and anxiety the next time you check your inbox.
It Can Make IT Easier Than Ever
Technology has made things easier by eliminating paper, but it has created problems of its own. Maintaining a server and hiring an IT crew to ensure everything is secure quickly becomes the main operation of nearly every business, no matter what kind of product or service they provide.
Today, life has gotten a lot easier with cloud computing. It offers multiple benefits over traditional servers that include:
- Infrastructure can be scaled on demand to support fluctuating workloads.
- Security features are built-in, and most cloud computing companies take care of security for you.
- Applications and documents are accessible from any device with an internet connection.
- It eliminates the need for bulky equipment and space where that equipment would need to be stored.
In short, it simplifies what it means to use technology to support your business, and simpler is always better when it comes to reducing stress.
It Can Help You Put Your Health First
Smartwatches are great for business. They can enable you to send text messages easily, you can receive important notifications, and they allow you to check your email discreetly. They also have the ability to help you put your health first while you’re at work.
Smartwatches can keep track of your heart rate, and apps can help you slow your breathing when you’re feeling particularly stressed out.
Put technology to work for your business, and you could put it to work for your health too. With the ideas on this list, you can boost your business and reduce stress at the same time!